Spending so much time outdoors and being a nature lover, I usually look there first. My DH and I have been building these stone steps through the fern hill in our backyard (well truthfully, he's been doing most of the work... those rocks are heavy!) and they might make a nice subject rendered in fiber. It would fit the vertical format as well. I could put some inspirational words in there as well, something about climbing, working toward a goal... hmmm, a possibility...
Plants and their infinite variety are always inspiring. I love the bright fuchsia of this astilbe
Greens are more my style. Maybe something in the fern family? Ferns are so graceful...
I looked through back copies of Quilting Arts magazine to get ideas, (lots of great inspiration there, and suggestions to make my work more innovative)Jane Lofazio and Jamie Fingal. Very inspirational!
Of course, I also went through my stash to see what jumped out at me. As usual, I was drawn to the blues. That bright daisy print in the lower right of the photo just looked so happy and summer-y.
I finally settled on making my next piece convey the happy, carefree feeling of summer, with a palette inspired by the sky and the daisies!
Now that I have a little to go on, I can start working a few minutes a day, even if it's just to place some fabrics on my design board and move them around, paint or write something on fabric, or take a few stitches. The fun can begin!