I've just returned from backpacking around Europe with my fiance for the past 2 months. Inspiration was everywhere. Architecture is not unlike custom jewellery design. It's just in smaller scale. While in Barcelona, I was awe struck by Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia. His inspiration comes from nature. Spiral staircases like the inside of seashells, church spires topped with details that resembled lavender or an exotic fruit. Just like Gaudi, I too get inspiration from nature. I find the intricate details in a leaf to be beautiful, I've taken a sage leaf and twigs and turned them into rings, earrings and necklaces. These lines are on hand in sterling silver for anyone who would like one for themselves or as a gift for a loved one. I've also done many custom variations using these components as building blocks for unique custom pieces.
Something as distinct and detailed as this church, has taken time to construct. Just like a unique custom jewellery piece. Gaudi's church started construction over 100 years ago and will be many more years before it's finished. I don't need quite that long, but I do enjoy it when a project grabs me and consumes me, taking on a life of its own.
The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona was just one of countless buildings, wonders and sights that we saw in our 2 month whirl wind experience. Now that we're home, I have a refreshed love for my work, with many new ideas that I'm excited to execute.