Monday, December 1, 2014


There's inspiration all around us everyday when we open our minds to what's around us. It can be nature, buildings, a rusted sign, a song, or a movie. For me, I like to have the tv on in the shop. This month, I'm watching old black and white mystery movies. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in the Maltese Falcon is  one of my all time favorites.

Black and white offers such a romantic feel to these treasures that's easy for one to get caught up in. There's the crisp clean lines of the buildings for the back drop in the photo above. Next, the rounded style 1950's automobile that appears to hover over the large white walled tires. Infinite shadows bring everything together.

Above is a heart that I created for this Texas home that was inspired from these shows. The bold red shape re-imagined from that simpler time. A crisp candy apple red outlined in black featuring three white racing strips. It looks fabulous in it's new adopted home.

Take a look around you and see what can inspire you.