Friday, October 21, 2011

Inspiration Avenue: my inspiration

From October 16 to 23, Inspiration Avenue is having a blog party. Any and everybody can join in this blog party by linking to Inspiration Avenue and showing what their inspiration is. Learn more about the party requirements at Inspiration Avenue.

As usual, I wait until Friday to share my challenge piece. This challenge comes on the heels of IA getting 500 plus followers. So the idea was, we are to share what our inspiration is. It could be any media, but it had to inspire us.

Originally I considered paper and fabric, two things I've been working on for Halloween. But those pieces, although one was paper, the other fabric and similar in style, were things I could work with at any time. That's when I realized there was truly one nearly hidden inspiration behind this blog, even though he seldom goes in my main floor craft room, but often joins me in the basement craft area and my outside craft space.

I guess the silent inspiration behind Altered Book Lover is the other member of this blog. You see his icon when I leave a message,


you see his face on the blog banner. You see him in decent light and


in light where his fur is washed out.


If I feel artistic, you might see him stylized,


sketched, or


in half tones.


You might even see him in Warhol style pop-art.


And thanks to an internet program called Big Huge Labs, you can see him framed.

Just please don't forget, he is my inspiration and the other half of Altered Book Lover. As you can see, we are always pleased and inspired when you welcome both Bleubeard and Elizabeth to the party.

Please visit Inspiration Avenue with your inspiration, or to see what inspires others.

19 thoughtful remarks:

see you there! said...

Bleubeard is always welcome at the party. It is so clear that he's a big part of your life. I love the many versions of Bleubeard you gave us.

Darla

Lesley said...

Bluebeard is gorgeous. I too have a grey cat - Mitzi so I understand :) Happy IA!
x

~*~Patty S said...

Your handsome Bleubeard looks especially great Andy Warhol style E!
Fun all around and a very fine muse too!
Happy Friday!
oxo

Halle said...

So sweet...and he knows it.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What fun! I love all the versions of Bluebeard!! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Steph said...

Lovely portraits of Bluebeard. Thanks for sharing your inspiration..happy weekend!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Love the Warhol Bleubeard!!! He is such a cyber celebrity xx

voodoo vixen said...

Oh I don't think there is any fear that the fetchingly feline sidekick will be forgotten... he is always asked after and having hugs sent him in your comments!! Love all your furry photos of our favourite internet furball!!

amy said...

well. i fell in love with that little mister over a year ago when i started following this blog. You know, this blog which inspired me to start blogging. :)

so i guess i have that sweet kitty man to thank for it all :)
xxa

NatashaMay said...

He is wonderful! And a true inspiration. :)

Marilyn Rock said...

Any way one looks at Bleubeard; he's a handsome friend!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Thanks for all these WONDERFUL pictures of Bleubeard- he is an incredible source of inspiration!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Wonderful post Elizabeth! Bluebeard and a wonderful source of inspiration and I love all the ways you presented him in this post--especially the Warhol style one!

Dianne said...

I gotta say, my favorites are the Warhol versions...but perhaps that isn't dignified. Bluebeard looks like he has great dignity and is a very handsome fellow. great inspiration!

New End Studio said...

Bleubeard has an awesome caretaker and friend in you. You're purrfect together. (Had to say it.)

priti.lisa said...

Oh a home without a cat :(
I miss my Bear just sitting beside me in my studio, trying to drink out of my paintbrush jar...
I am considering getting a new cat, but I didn't want to give up the hope of him returning...
Give bleubeard a little kiss on his nose for me♥♥♥

Hettienne said...

Oh gorgeous! I have two black sisters called Cleo and Isis and they are also such a big part of my life! They love drinking water from my glass on my bedside table :) A hug to Bluebeard

artangel said...

Bleubeard is just adorable!! Love all these portraits especially the Warhol!

kirstin mcculloch said...

He is such a cutie, and I can imagine a huge inspiration. I love your Andy Warhol inspired image.