Mr. Bunny

bunny watermark

I thought I would share with you the process of inspiration for a piece of artwork, in this case my “Mr. Bunny”.

Lots of things trigger ideas.  It might be something I see in a store, on a card, in the junk mail, nature,…anything can plant ideas in my head… often I don’t even realize exactly when and where the idea started brewing.  But once it starts forming, it often ends up in my sketchbook…

IMG_4731

The idea for this elongated sort of bunny came from my new friend Rebecca who I did a fundraising project with.  We were doing a collaborative piece on a long skinny canvas.  She wanted to do a cat, so we ended up with this:

cat by Rebecca

So that is where the idea came for the bunny in a similar style.  The strange little pod flowers are another theme that has been cropping up in my artwork here and there.  I started making seaweed, water plant looking things to accompany my koi fish I have been doing lately.

the gathering

Can you spot the “pods” in this new piece?

out for a swim watermark

I even made glue gun masks of pods…

glue gun

I just discovered that Julie Balzer has designed some great stencils of pods as well!

Maybe I will carve some pod stamps….

Where do you get your great art ideas?

(If you want a print of Mr. Bunny, go here!)

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