I need some inspiration

By sofs
@sofssu (14462)
November 18, 2015 6:39am CST
I have been hunting high and low for some inspiration for my wall sculpture. I have a bare wall and I am planning on working on it before Christmas. I just can't seem to find the right design to fire me up for the project. I am planning on working with air dry clay/cold porcelain . I have been on pinterst all day long and I can't seem to find the right one.. Google too seems to have failed me. Any suggestion on where to search for such ideas
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
18 Nov 15
I was going to suggest pinterest but it looks like you have already gone that route. Maybe try looking in interior design magazines. Some magazines are online.
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@sofssu (14462)
18 Nov 15
@simone10 I will specifically have to look for them.. Thanks. I will go that route.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Nov 15
@sofssu I hope you find what you are looking for.
• United States
18 Nov 15
Maybe some house and home beautiful type magazines.
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@sofssu (14462)
18 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill I am hunting them down as we speak. I did find one but its a bit too fancy for that particular wall.. I will have to modify it if I don't find another.
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• United States
18 Nov 15
@sofssu Good luck! At our last home we had a 17 foot ceiling above the fireplace and it needed something big..I found a huge round piece of metal work that did the trick.
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@sofssu (14462)
18 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill I want to do it myself.. so it has to be a three D sculpture kind of thing. Thanks.. I will hunt some more.
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@gudheart (12752)
18 Nov 15
i am not very creative or artistic so I am not the best person to ask! I am sure you will find inspiration soon :D
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@sofssu (14462)
18 Nov 15
@gudheart Thanks for the encouragement. I might need this if it goes at this rate.
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@gudheart (12752)
18 Nov 15
@sofssu Still no inspiration?
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@sofssu (14462)
18 Nov 15
@gudheart None whatsoever.. Need to hunt some more.
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• United States
18 Nov 15
Ok, this may be a long shot, but try 'craft stores', or sites. They usually have ideas they can give you. Or something you might see, will give you a thought that can lead to a full idea.
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@sofssu (14462)
19 Nov 15
@TexanTornado we don't have too many here that showcase wall art/murals.. I will do the rounds this weekend . Thanks you.
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• United States
19 Nov 15
@sofssu Ok, maybe the stores are different there, but here in each department, they have samples displayed to give ideas. They even carry books or pamphlets giving ideas. Not exactly sure what you trying to make.
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@sofssu (14462)
19 Nov 15
@TexanTornado Hmm that sounds awesome.. we don't have such displays here. I am trying to make a 3D wall sculpture or mural.. I am sure I will find what I am looking for sooner or later.
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@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
18 Nov 15
try a different tangent, winter instead of Christmas, or something
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@sofssu (14462)
18 Nov 15
@Jessicalynnt Its not the theme.. Its the design that can't come up with.. I need a design for a 3D wall sculpture which is workable with airdry clay and limited skills..
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• Centralia, Missouri
19 Nov 15
@sofssu Snowmen that's lots of balls and triangles and basic shapes, lol
@mayla531 (57)
• Makati, Philippines
18 Nov 15
Well, sometimes in one's life this thing happens. Even if the materials are already in front of you, it seems that your brain is not cooperating. Sorry to say but we are in the same boat right now. Haayyy...
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@sofssu (14462)
18 Nov 15
@mayla531 Yup I guess it happens.. this is life..a nd this too shall pass.
@LadyDuck (157285)
• Switzerland
18 Nov 15
Have you tried going directly on YouTube, most of the time I find interesting videos.
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@sofssu (14462)
18 Nov 15
@LadyDuck Thanks that might be another avenue.. Its time consuming though.
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@babaraimc (1323)
• Pakistan
18 Nov 15
i think i can't help you with you this
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@sofssu (14462)
18 Nov 15
No issues there.
@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
18 Nov 15
Could you look for a site that has pictures of plants or other natural things?
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@sofssu (14462)
18 Nov 15
@Auntylou could you mention some names .. That would be helpful?
@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
19 Nov 15
I think you have found the best place to search for inspiration. Just going back and forth with another person on the site gave me plenty of inspiration to write a dozen or more post. I didn't do this mind you but I did write one as a comedy just to make them laugh. I did succeed and it went over well with them. That is all that matter is one or two people gain some knowledge, laugh, or have a feeling then you have accomplished what you have wanted to do.
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@sofssu (14462)
19 Nov 15
@poehere nO dou bt about that mylot always inspires me. However, I need inspirational designs.. @Auntylou has come up with some great ideas..
@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
19 Nov 15
@sofssu This one sounds good. I think once you find a few then you are off and on your way.
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@sofssu (14462)
19 Nov 15
@poehere Yup then I may be a little less visible on Mylot too. I hope to find the right design and get my template ready.
@valmnz (12759)
• New Zealand
19 Nov 15
Stop searching, go for a walk in the park, and the idea will pop into your head!
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@sofssu (14462)
19 Nov 15
@valmnz I can't get out of the house its raining been raining for days now. But I get what you are saying.. I need to take a breather.
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@valmnz (12759)
• New Zealand
19 Nov 15
@sofssu btw I really admire that you can contemplate such an ambitious task!
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@sofssu (14462)
19 Nov 15
@valmnz I have done a few in the past.. but this would by far be the biggest. I have hubby to help in his spare time. Thank you.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
19 Nov 15
I do find inspiration mostly from magazines about Home Decors and Ideas and also from the websites that feature ideas and tips on this matter.
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@sofssu (14462)
19 Nov 15
@salonga been doing that for hours now.. online and offline.. I am sure I will find something but it seems its going to take time.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
20 Nov 15
@sofssu Hope you finally find one that will really inspire you.
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@sofssu (14462)
20 Nov 15
@salonga Today is my day off.. from searching.. I am not making much progress. so I'll go slow.
@moondebi (1213)
• Bangalore, India
19 Nov 15
You can try with the design websites. They come with nice ideas.
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@sofssu (14462)
19 Nov 15
@moondebi Do you have any names to give me.. would be helpful? Thank you.
@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
19 Nov 15
What types of things do you like? You could write things down or look in books or magazines.
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@sofssu (14462)
19 Nov 15
@Susan2015 I am looking for nature inspired designs.. The search is on and its not limited to one place.
@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
19 Nov 15
I would check out some online catalogs or magazines. Good luck it took me a long time to find something I liked.
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@sofssu (14462)
19 Nov 15
@BelleStarr I am doing that.. I guess its going to take me a long time .,. the way my search is going.
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18 Nov 15
there's lots of places for inspiration online these days
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@sofssu (14462)
19 Nov 15
@jillybean1222 So true,, Need to look around.
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@antonbunot (9514)
• Calgary, Alberta
18 Nov 15
To do something artistic on your wall?! How about turning your wall into a mural!
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@sofssu (14462)
19 Nov 15
@antonbunot Exactly, I am looking for a design for a 3D mural.
@1hopefulman (28436)
• Canada
18 Nov 15
No idea! Wish you the best in your search and hopefully someone else can steer you somewhere.
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@sofssu (14462)
19 Nov 15
@/1hopefulman Thank you.. I am hoping to see a few ideas throw up.
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@mom210 (6761)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Nov 15
I really need to do some painting, but it is such a chore.
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@sofssu (14462)
19 Nov 15
@mom210 Painting is a chore.. art is fun.
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
18 Nov 15
Hello again, I just remembered another site I look at from time to time and came up with favecrafts.com. They have a section on clays and there was a project for a clay on canvas wall art on the first page of it
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@sofssu (14462)
19 Nov 15
@Auntylou Thank you so much I looked up the clay section and some others too.. didn't see what I need but got a few ideas for other Christmas crafts. I appreciate this very much.