Simple inspiration: What's inspiring my artwork and jewelry

Do you ever just have to stop and snap a quick picture? Thank goodness for our phones these days. Inspiration lingers every where. Here's a few glimpses of colors, textures, and patterns that snagged my eye and heart this week: 

shadows of leaves dancing on the ground.

shadows of leaves dancing on the ground.

a minimalist pattern in the mountain snow melt. 

a minimalist pattern in the mountain snow melt. 

fantastic ripples in an alpine pond. 

fantastic ripples in an alpine pond. 

I can't wait to see how these inspire new work! 

What are some of your favorite sources of inspiration? Do share! 

A Closer Look at a Gallery Collection Necklace

Do you love studying the smallest details in natural objects? This form of observation is calming and meditative for me. The Triple Petal Necklace (seen below) is one I enjoy holding and observing the smallest, unique variations in color.  

Holding the Triple Petal Necklace from the Fleur de la Mer Collection

Holding the Triple Petal Necklace from the Fleur de la Mer Collection

I'm curious, what are some of your favorite things to slow down and observe?