Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Avatar Inspiration for Painted Design

I saw Avatar for the second time in 3D over the weekend…if you can’t already tell, I love that movie! I was so inspired by the beautiful colors and nature that were incorporated, I decided to use some of them as inspiration for my next set of painted wine glasses. I especially loved the “Enwa” tree that is somewhat reminiscent of a Weeping Willow. I started painting a tree that ended up turning into something that looks more like a cherry blossom tree:

I love it though- I think they are pretty and there’s actually a lot of symbolism behind cherry blossoms. The Chinese see the cherry blossom as a symbol of power and beauty while the Japanese view a fallen cherry blossom as the beauty of snow and it also has represented a warrior whose life was ended early in battle. Learn something new every day!


  1. wow! these are really cool! I haven't seen that movie yet...wasn't that interested in it...but maybe I will have to check it out. I love your trees!

  2. Wow,your work is gorgeous. Beautiful colours, quite inspirational.

  3. Your work is gorgeous! I have an obsession with glasses...oh if only I had the cabinet space for a new set!