This weeks Inspiration That Rocks comes from AMMOLITE. A rare gemstone made from fossilized marine critters known as AMMONITES. Ammonite shells are made from Argonite. Most Ammonites go through Diagenesis which replaces the shell with Calcite. In rare circumstances the step in which Argonite is broken down into Calcite is skipped. The Ammonite is then encased in AMMOLITE. See more gorgeous images of AMMOLITE HERE.
When INSPIRATION didn't materialize for Style #4, I quickly became FRUSTRATED. A short time later, FUN left the scene, and STRESS arrived.
|Super Girl Poses with a LEMON|
I'm a FOLLOW THROUGH kind of Gal. What would SUPER GIRL do? Lucky her! She has a Super Girl Suit. What does that leave me for plan B? LOGIC! So I styled a FAKE that I never even tried on. I knew I couldn't pass this outfit on to you. Where had I gone wrong?
Style #1 - I must confess. I really didn't feel all out inspired to create an outfit from the Snowflake Obsidian I chose. I logically coordinated clothing and accessories that captured characteristics of the rock. I did meet a goal I had set for myself. That goal was to use an item in my closet that wasn't getting much love. The Precious Materials Cardi by Moth.
View Snowflake Inspired Style #1 HERE
Style #2 - As with Style #1 I wasn't inspired to create by the Opal itself. Instead I used an item of clothing that inspired me with the idea that I could wear The Sea Drift Dress by C Keer as a skirt. Once that was accomplished, I reverted back to the method of capturing characteristics of the Opal to complete the outfit. The same method used in Style #1. I was so happy with how the outfit turned out, I was inspired to try using background in my photos to fulfill a missing characteristic. Sparkling water was used to represent the sparkle in the Opal.
View Opal Inspired Style #2 HERE
I was completely happy with the outcome of both outfits. Once I thought about it, I really did use inspiration . But not from a Mineral as I had promised.
Then the most amazing thing happened.
Then the most amazing thing happened.
Style #3 - Dear Readers, This is the first time in my life that this has consciously happened me. I truly felt inspired to create something from inspiration I felt by studying another object. I used inspiration from a Mineral to style an outfit. The whole process felt effortless.
You must know that I am a LOGICAL PERSON. So the more I thought about it, the more MAGICAL it all seems to me!
View Bismuth Inspired Style #3 HERE
|Waffle Weave Dress - by RicRac - Anthro Orig $118, Sale $60 - Nov 2010|
Dissolving Spectrum Cardi - by Guinevere - Anthro $98 - Mar 2010
Friendly Terrain Belt Red - Anthro Orig $34 Sale $20 - Dec 2010
Limoncello Necklace - Anthro Sale $30 - Feb 2009
So we return to Style #4. After two days of staring at the LOGICAL FAKE OUTFIT, I could take it no more. I was ripping the entire ensemble apart in my head.
I walked into my closet and started pulling out dresses. Then I grabbed THE WAFFLE WEAVE DRESS by RicRac. Why hadn't I seen this two days ago? I must have been BLINDED by lack of INSPIRATION. It wasn't until now that I recognized the TEXTURED KNIT. It looked very much like the Blocky Dark Red Ammolite. The glittering Red, and blocky striations remind me of BURNING TIMBERS.
|Blocky Dark Red Ammolite|
Where had the DISSOLVED SPECTRUM CARDI been hiding 2 days ago? Nowhere! I was too busy swimming in a LAKE OF LOGIC, and floundering in a SEA OF STRESS, to recognize it. Here were all the gorgeous colors of the Ammolite. In minutes, I had the 2 most important INSPIRATIONAL items for this outfit.
FRIENDLY TERRAIN BELT had the same Glowing Red Timber color. The only item I have worn previously with the WAFFLE WEAVE DRESS is the LIMONCELLO NECKLACE. It works so well with the dress I couldn't pass up the combination.
|There's that LEMON again|
Mullion Tights in Brown - by Eloise - Anthro Orig $18 Sale $10 - Jan 2010
Clever Notions Peep Toes - by Re-Mix Vintage - Anthro Orig $228 Sale $100 - Nov 2008
I would have never paired these Anthro pieces without inspiration from the Ammolite.
I'm not surprised to discover that I am a late bloomer when it comes to using inspiration. Certainly I have been inspired before. But I never really thought about the process. I have always considered myself to be Logical. Inspiration was for Artists. The truth is it takes both to make anything work. I had to find my mix so to speak.
I can't wait to here stories about how others came into their inspiration.
Please send me more fabulous Rock, Mineral or Gemstone Photos. Two Scheduled Posts remain. Then we vote for the winning Style. The owner of the winning Photo will receive a fabulous Vintage Tatted Snowflake Necklace.
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