why this, why now?

I've decided to try out a blog because I seem to have ideas and get ideas all the time, with no central and accessible way of documenting these ideas. It could be ideas for my own personal projects, ideas for teaching design, design inspiration, or a place to put up some of my own design/art/creative stuff.

So here we go, lets see how well it suits my intentions....

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

good inspiration

Its so cool when you are presented with some new inspirational images and you can link them to other ones....The story goes that years ago when travelling in California I got to see a lot of Richard Diebenkorn's paintings, and loved them especially this one (bottom)  "Cityscape" 1963.  Now, being recently exposed to some of Shaun Tan's amazing books and illustrations, I went in search of more about him.  Now, here on his website, I find this painting (top) called "footpath, Fifth Avenue" 2004, based on his local neighbourhood in Perth.  Cool connection huh!  I'm hoping these images will help provide the inspiration to do some more drawings and paintings of my hood Wellington!  check out Shaun Tan's website.... http://www.shauntan.net/