There are infinite sources of visual inspiration for those of us who are artists; it's just a matter of seeing. Where do your inspirations come from?
Mine come from everywhere because I see pattern in almost everything. Oddly enough, somewhere along the line I started collecting/taking photos of carpets and upholstery fabrics, thinking I might use them someday as inspiration for my own work. In all this time, I have used only one as a jumping-off point.
Somehow, these images...
morphed into this idea, which never actually went anywhere.
I'm particularly fascinated with hotel carpets, which run the gamut. Since I frequently stay in hotels, I take pictures of the ones that interest me for one reason or another. This past weekend, I hit the jackpot with these two inspirations for modern quilts.
this was in the hallwaythis was in our room.
Here is another hotel hallway carpet I have seen several times.