|Our dogs playing in the water at Moclips, WA, Pacific Ocean|
Is there anything as wonderful as a beautiful ocean beach? There are so many aspects and differences between beach types and we have some truly marvelous variations on the Pacific coast. I took these photos for design inspiration, when on a trip to Moclips, WA. The waves carve out intricate patterns in the sand and the incredible play of light brings out fascinating textures.
When in nature, I look for these types of elements. Pattern, shape, line, repetition and variation, symmetry, contrast, and texture all create interest in a composition
The process of just getting out into nature and seeing, REALLY seeing, can help infuse your creative well with more life, giving you the inspiration to bring forth new ideas in your chosen artistic endeavor.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I struggle with getting out. I tend to get a little insular, wanting to hole up in my house (especially on cold, rainy Seattle days!) I always have too much I want or need to do, and I can get caught up in wanting to have time making, rather than gathering more inspiration. But the process of looking for inspiration can help keep you creating.