Here Comes Inspiration

To All of You Who Keep Meaning to Pick up a Paintbrush… Here Comes Inspiration

What is a masterpiece? And how do you start? You may find that, after you’ve moved your paints around a bit on your palette, you’ve accidentally made something of striking beauty. The following photographs are of some of my palette collection. In anticipation of the BBC Homes & Antiques feature next month, I’m cataloging all the artists’ palettes in my collection (now over 160 !) (sorry, bank balance) with painstaking exactness.

I always find it’s a fun exercise to see if you can see anything in the palette- – shapes, illusions, ghostly movement? If not, have a stiff drink and try again!

Enjoy!

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About citychateau

Welcome to City Chateau! And greetings from my city chateau, which is a tiny apartment in a quiet Amsterdam neighborhood where I live with my husband and our darling baby boy, Teddy. I moved here from Connecticut almost five years ago when I met my now husband. When we were expecting Teddy, I gave up my job as an tour guide. Although I don't miss living out of a suitcase and having to remind myself what state I'm in every morning, it has been more than a little jarring to become a stay-at-home mom. I'm trying to get back to writing and art-- two of the things I've always been most passionate about but had trouble devoting myself to, on the road. In our little Chateau, we've created a very old-fashioned world filled with flea market loot, successful art projects, and walls of books. The City Chateau blog about seasons, shopping, stories, crafts, cocktails... everything to make life richer, for those of us who aren't rich! I've always loved the expression 'Don't be a beggar sitting on a bag of gold'. I think it's always worth reminding yourself of what you're good at and racing full-tilt toward your own rainbow.
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One Response to Here Comes Inspiration

  1. Amazing colors and textures on those old palettes ~ spirits and souls trapped within those daubs and swirls of color from long ago. Light some candles and watch the eerie flickering flames release images ~ perhaps entice them to tell their stories.

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