Colour Palettes inspired by Mother Nature

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Mother Nature was busy showing off her beautiful colours in High Park today. Which is where I spent the afternoon taking over 200 photographs of leaves. The colour combinations were spectacular. Below are 3 different colour palettes inspired by Mother Nature herself.

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Get thee to CHIHULY

Last month I was in Montreal for a single day which I spent (due to heavy rain) indoors at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA). While it may have been gloomy outdoors, inside it felt like a magical Garden of Paradise thanks to the ethereal, other-worldly glass sculpture of American artist Dale Chihuly.

An acknowledged master of site-specific installation, Chihuly created a unique exhibit consisting of eight immersive environments, four of them designed specifically for the Museum. This exhibit inspired me to take MANY photos and his use of bold colours and organic forms have even made an impact on my latest drawings.

The Canadian exclusive exhibit CHIHULY: Utterly Breathtaking is on now at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts until October 20, 2013. If you can, go see it!

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Chicago Reflections

Last week I visited the “Windy City” for the first time and went on The Official Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise; a 90-minute guided tour by boat of Chicago’s historic and modern architecture styles.

Armed with my camera and a cocktail (yes the cruise has a full-service bar!) I did my best to capture the beauty of the Chicago skyline; most fascinating for me were the distorted reflections of buildings within buildings as shown below.

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Discovering Beauty in Blue

To continue with the blue theme from my last post here are 4 works by some of my favourite artists I’ve recently discovered on Pinterest. Enjoy!

Emily Ferretti

Kate Shaw

Source: kateshaw.org via Lila on Pinterest

Amanda Blake

Source: etsy.com via Lila on Pinterest

Valerie Hammond

I ♥ trees

Photo by Lila Cheekytree

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”

From a letter written by William Blake (1757 – 1827) English poet, artist

A tree is one of the most beautiful things in the world. If you’re like me and love trees please follow my ‘I ♥ trees’ pinboard on Pinterest a virtual pinboard that allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. Lately I’ve become a bit of a Pinterest addict; it helps me find beautiful images and get inspiration from like-minded people who share my interests. Click here to check it out.