Inspired by…my very own tree motif

I have spent the day updating my little site here. I have been playing around with a new theme and trying to customize it. There have been some moments of joy,some moments of frustration and definitely a moment of panic as I accidentally pushed the Publish button while playing around. I frantically undid this and that and managed to delete my post however not before it circulated through facebook and twitter. I apologize to any who were notified and dropped by- I am sure it was good for a laugh! I received a couple of “likes’ so I am guessing that someone out there had a nice little chuckle.

Unfortunately, it has scared me off of my quest to design my own website.I am a DIY’er by heart, but I am one step closer to hiring someone in this situation. I am finding it to be a two steps forward-one step back kind of process.

julie hamilton, surface pattern design, artistically afflictedSo onward with Art Everyday Month. When I was last here Friday I was playing around with the theme trees. I have stuck with it and am slowly creating some tree and leaf motifs which will hopefully be part of a bigger collection one day.

julie hamilton, surface pattern design, artistically afflicted

julie hamilton, surface pattern design, artistically afflicted

It’s interesting to note what inspires you when you let your imagination run rampant. I have only covered my inspiration for some leaves,branches and a few trunks here, but one cannot forget the layers of soil, the seedling, the beautiful texture and line of bark, the girth as it grows and the perspective it offers. Think about the forest as a whole.Think of all that is involved from the moss clinging to the side or mushrooms sprouting by its base. Think of all that lives within the forest.

Of course the only song I have in my head right now is “if you go out in the woods today, you will be in for a big surprise..”
surface pattern design, julie hamilton
julie hamilton, surface pattern design, artistically afflicted

Needless to say I now have my work cut out for me, thankfully with no shortage of inspiring thoughts.

julie hamilton, surface pattern design, artistically afflicted

It’s Art Everyday month ~ Hop on over to Leah’s blog for more info on Art Everyday.

See you in a few days!

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