Inspiration can flow from all kinds of sources. This wonky little teapot came from a quote from Alice in Wonderland:
"the time has come the walrus said
to talk of many things
of shoes and ships and sealing wax
of cabbages and kings
and when the tea is boiling hot
and whether pigs have wings"
I think it sort of looks like a little creature that might just up and waddle away, or a friend who's come to tea and now is telling me a story. At any rate, it has its own bit of energy and that's what makes me happy when I look at it.
I get frustrated when what I make does NOT have that energy. (And there have been plenty of things!) Since starting this line of lamps, the ones that are successful are so apparent to me. I get that little inside smile when I look at them - you know the one? And the others, while finished, are just, well, lighting.