Spring into Inspiration!

As the weather starts to warm up, everything around us begins to blossom again. The flowers bloom, the trees start to turn green again and the birds come back to sing for us. It all means that spring is here. Now is the time to embrace this beautiful season where nature seems to be calling us back out into the wild.
When you think of spring, what comes to mind first? Is it flowers? Or birds? Perhaps it is a beautiful landscape that’s lit up by the lingering sun that now sets later in the evening. Whatever it is, all you need to do to find inspiration to create something spectacular is open your door and walk out into the world.
But if birds and flowers aren’t your idea of the perfect theme for your next stained glass, fused glass, mosaic or glass jewelry project, you’ll have to dig deeper. Sure, all of it has been done before but no one has seen what you have through your eyes, and isn’t that what it means to create art?
Butterflies are a great spring theme and you can make them your own by creating them in the way you see them. You can also imagine yourself somewhere else, where the world might look different during spring time. If you live in the south, you don’t get to see the beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom unless you take a trip up north. And if you’ve never been, you don’t have to hop the next plane, though that would be a great and fun adventure. Photos can easily be found online. Why not choose one of those to inspire your next idea?
You can also use your own experience for drawing inspiration. What do you typically do on a gorgeous spring day? Maybe you go for a picnic by the mountains or sea. What does it look like? Who is there with you? What are you eating? Maybe you take your children to the park to fly kites. There’s something there, in their smiles as they run and scream, watching their kites dance in the wind. Off in the distance, hot air balloons dot the horizon. What must the world look like from up there?
Inspiration is everywhere. You just need to get out there and find it to make your spring pieces truly sing. Try a spring glass pack to help you create your spring themed pieces. Try to work in this cool glass for stained glass projects or your next mosaic. We’d love to see what you come up with. Be sure to upload it to our gallery and tag it with “Spring.”
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Jenn Raskin

Jenn Raskin

Jennifer Raskin is an internationally published writer with a not-so-secret craft obsession. She joined the Delphi team to combine two of her favorite things - writing and creating art. In her spare time, she loves to play with her kids, cook, write and have craft parties with her friends.