for your inspiration: a parade of tractors

Observed at the Got To Be NC Festival.

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for your inspiration: from the air

When I fly I am perfectly happy spending the entire time marveling at the beauty.

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for your inspiration: ft. lauderdale

… means that when you find a ridiculously low airfare and you happen to have friends who are sweet enough […]

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For Your Inspiration: Andrea Kowch

Spotlight on the artist Andra Kowch. A review of her work, Sojourn.

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For your inspiration: grand rapids, michigan

I’ve had the great pleasure of teaching in Grand Rapids this week.   Truly a beautiful city with a lot […]

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For your inspiration: samuel gomez

Seen at the Grand Rapids Art Museum  

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for your inspiration: the beauty of rocks

During this road trip I spent time, as I always do in this landscape, gazing in wonder at the beauty […]

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for your inspiration – from the air

I know most people hate air travel. It isn’t like it used to be for sure.  My mother in law […]

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student spotlight: picture it framed

Lyric Kinard’s students show off their work!

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for your inspiration: on the national mall

photo essay, art from the Smithsonian Museums and grounds.

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for your inspiration: washington DC

photographic essay on Washington DC architecture by Lyric Kinard

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for your inspiration – spring flowers

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For your inspiration: the carolina coast

This is the coldest spring I can remember here in North Carolina. It hasn’t kept us from appreciating the beauty […]

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For Your Inspiration – a little spring

(Playing with the Moku Hanga app on my iPad.)  

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for your inspiration: the art of ed fairburn

Die Milche-Strasse (The Milky Way) Pencil on a cropped map of the English Lakes – specifically Lake Windermere. Pencil on […]

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For your inspiration: the art of Jennifer Collier

For your inspiration: paper art by Jennifer Collier

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For Your Inspiration: The Imperial Centre in Rocky Mt., NC

It was a very rainy day. So instead of exploring the outdoors at my teaching destination I thought I’d stop […]

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For Your Inspiration: a walk in my garden

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For Your Inspiration: SAQA Benefit Auction Artwork

SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) has a fundraising auction each year. Here are some of my favorites.

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For Your Inspiration: Beaufort, North Carolina

  This past weekend I had the great good pleasure of spending time with my best friend. It was the […]

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For Your Inspiration: Spring

I hadn’t seen this before I moved to the South so I thought I’d share it with you even though […]

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For Your Inspiration: Charleston’s Angel Oak

My trip to Charleston, SC started almost immediately with a truly fabulous tour given by the incomparable Mr. Al Miller. […]

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For Your Inspiration: Charleston, SC – History

As I mentioned in my last post, Charleston, SC is a beautiful city with an amazing amount of history and […]

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For Your Inspiration: Charleston SC architecture

A couple of weeks ago I had the great good pleasure of visiting Charleston, SC to film with Ricky Tims […]

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For Your Inspiration: Snow

Snow. We simply don’t get much of it here. That’s a good thing. When we do get snow – we […]

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For Your Inspiration: Yarn Bombing

The street poles in our charming little downtown (Cary, NC) have been yarn bombed. Love it! (They did it with […]

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For Your Inpsiration:Chihully pt 2

There were too many gorgeous pictures not to share more. The Chihully Glass Museum in Seattle is, well…. amazing.

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For Your Inspiration: Chihully pt 1

If you are ever in Seattle DO NOT MISS Chihully Garden and Glass (right by the Space Needle)  

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For Your Inspiration: Seattle’s Space Needle

   

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For Your Inspiration: Collections

There is a little cafe in Seattle next to the Chihully museum called “Collections.” From what I understand it houses […]

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For Your Inspiration: La Connor and the Seattle Watershed

Recently I was lucky enough to be teaching in the Seattle area and had a little bit of free time […]

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For Your Inspiration: The Art Institute creatures

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For Your Inspiration: J Raulston Arboretum

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For Your Inspiration: Chicago

I spent an absolutely lovely weekend with my sister in Chicago. (all of these were taken on my iPhone with […]

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For Your Inspiration: The Tuba Exchange

I had my horn in to “the guy” who does the best brass work in the area. His shop happens […]

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For Your InspirationL Seagrove Pottery

Seagrove is a beautiful rural town, right in the middle of North Carolina. It’s half way between Charlotte and Raleigh, out […]

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For Your Inspiration: NC Beaches

    joie de vivre

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For your inspiration: clouds in Ohio

Living, as I do, in the land of “if you don’t mow or pave there’s a tree” I treasure long […]

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For Your Inspiration: time travel sweetness

On a recent trip to Philadelphia we did a little time travel…. My brother and daughter…. (messing around with the […]

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For Your Inspiration: Verbesina + Kaleidoscope

 Verbisina  (and a little time with Paint Shop Pro’s kaleidoscope feature)    

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For Your Inspiration: Philadelphia

I spent a week with the family in Philadelphia over the 4th of July. A city where old meets new […]

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For Your Inspiration: Snoqualmie Falls

 Near Seattle, WA The roar – the volume of water – the spray – it was powerfully and overwhelmingly beautiful! […]

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For Your Inspiration: Hanging Rock, NC

Kalmia Latifolia (mountain laurel) by Lyric Kinard happy feet by Lyric Kinard Rhododendron by Lyric Kinard Waterfalls and Peace by […]

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For Your Inspiration: Spring in North Carolina

My yard is SO colorful this week!

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For Your Inspiration: From the Air

Furrows in the Sky by Lyric Kinard Progressive Rhythm by Lyric Kinard Glory in the Sky by Lyric Kinard And […]

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For Your Inspiration: Spring in North Carolina

All this glory… in the short walk to the bus stop each morning.  Photos taken on my iPhone and punched […]

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For Your Inspiration: February

Pansies by Lyric Kinard Hydrangea by Lyric Kinard Daffodils by Lyric Kinard

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For Your Inspiration: Beach and Sand

I can be in the most beautiful place – with gorgeous clouds and all the ocean to view… Hilton Head […]

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For Your Inspiration: Texture in the Sand

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9:30am on the beach

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For Your Inspiration: Suess-land

but first … go check out the goodies I’m offering in conjunction with  Virginia Spiegel’s fundraiser for the American Cancer […]

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For Your Inspiration: Virginia Beach

 Peace  Beauty  Questions  Treasures Renewal

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For Your Inspiration: Sailing

  Last Saturday I got to do something I’ve wanted to do for ages – go sailing. What I didn’t […]

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For Your Inspiration: Apples

In honor of Steve Jobs. Vinyl sticker on Etsy Print by JoyStClaire on Etsy cupcakes by hello my sweet at Etsy Apple cozy by BesoDelSol at […]

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For Your Inspiration: Asheville, NC

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For Your Inspiration: A Rainy Day at the Beach

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For Your Inspiration: Sketchbook Slipcovers

Today Carla Sonheim kicks off ARTSPARK’s  Hot! Hot! Hot! Summer Giveaway with a copy of “Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists” and […]

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For Your Inspiration: Frogs

Eco Frog by Ballet Art on Etsy Bullfrog ACEO by Atomboys on Etsy photo by Lyric Kinard   Hopalong Galahad […]

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For Your Inspiration: Air and Water

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For Your Inspiration: Summer Wonderful Salad

Summer Wonder Salad 3 cups watermelon 2 cups cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup fresh parsley 1/4 cup feta cheese 2 Tbsp […]

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For Your Inspiration: NC Farmers Market

All photos taken with my iphone Processed with the Hipstamatic app

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For Your Inspiration: Oakwood Cemetery

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For Your Inspiration: taking a walk

Mom and I took a walk in Raleigh’s Historic Oakwood district last week.

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For Your Inspiration: Beach Treasures

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For Your Inspiration: As Seen in Montana

 Which is exactly what I said when we passed this place – GOTTA pull over! We only had a few […]

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For Your Inspiration: Chakaia Booker at the Milwaukee Art Museum

http://www.chakaiabooker.com/artwork.html http://www.chakaiabooker.com/artwork.html

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for Your Inspiration: More Old Things

 More heart stopping little chests full of small drawers, and lovely, odd, compositions.

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For Your Inspiration: seen in Tucson

The sign on the front said “art gallery.” I wish I’d had time to go in.

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For Your Inspiration: San Xavier del Bac, Tucson Arizona

San Xavier del Bac Tucson, Arizona Ceiling detail, crossing lower walls – nave

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For Your Inspiration: Wickedly Wild Flora at the Sonoran Desert Museum

  I love this desert. I can’t help but thinking that perhaps Dr. Seuss might have loved it too.   Still. I […]

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