When I travel, I take at least 500 photos a day. Every night I edit down to about 300, and try to pick out the Photo of the Day.
As you may know, I went to India for 2 weeks in September, with my quilter friend Pam Holland who is from Australia. (and her sister who lives in Dubai) We are all 3 photographers so we had a great time totally indulging our love of capturing colors and images.
I took hundreds, no actually thousands of photos of Indian women and their colorful saris. This one was taken the day that we went to the Taj Majal in Agra. It is just one day out of my entire life, but I will never forget that day. I took close to 1000 photos that day.
Many of those photos were very simple:
Capturing the multicolor saris worn by the women walking in and out of the crystalline white marble temple. The white-on-white of the carved designs covering the exterior of the building, were the perfect backdrop for the riot of color that had come from every corner of India.
Now, every day, I look at these photos from my trip. I have a random slide show on my laptop that goes through the thousands of images. It makes me think about color in a different way every single day.
Here is the image that caught my eye today. I just love the deep berry purple, with the hot marigold color. I pulled together a group of fabrics that express this color inspiration, and you can see all these colors if you click here. (If you are inspired to make a project with these colors.)
How do you stay inspired every day?
In one week I will be flying to the Tokyo Quilt Festival, to bring you a whole new group of inspirational images!