Google+ LISTENING TO THE SQUEAK INSIDE art by Kirstin McCulloch of LilliBean Designs: ☆ Inspired by Words [inspiration avenue challenge]

Sunday, April 22, 2012

☆ Inspired by Words [inspiration avenue challenge]

This weeks Inspiration Avenue Prompt was inspired by National Poetry Month. And we were challenged to be inspired by words, poems, lyrics, quotes or novels.  
I have a huge collection of words, and poems and quotes, and descriptions from novels, that I have saved to be inspired by when the time is right.

But this week, my Bean has graduated to a bunk bed (built by the fabulous Mr Mac) which she decided she wanted to be a mermaid bed (Due mainly to my obsession with pinterest and the 10 or so pins I have of bunk beds for princesses!)

So Mr Mac built the bed and cut out the railing pattern and I painted it. Such an awesome project to work on, but it left no time for my Inspiration Avenue prompt. 

But then I thought about it, and I remember when I was studying for my HSC (all those many years ago now) we studied the poet John Donne. I loved his work, even though I never really understood it, and I needed the cliff notes to decipher his poems. (I can still quote the first stanza of his 'Flea' poem)

Anyway, I remembered a line from one of his songs

"Teach me to hear mermaids singing"

And it has always struck me. I am learning to hear the mermaids sing. It has taken a long time, but I can hear them now!

So in keeping with this weeks theme, I would love to hear what words, song, novel, poem or quote has inspired you lately?

P.S Don't forget to enter April's GIVEAWAYClick here to enter. Tuesday is the final day for entries.


  1. I really, really like the idea of this bed and of course, the mermaids singing as they dance around the princess's bed. Great way to think outside the box, AND find a way to enter this week's IA challenge.

  2. Lovely artwork and wow what an amazing bed - your little girl must have been so excited when she saw it!

  3. wow this is fabulous! :D what a wonderful treat for your daughter!!

  4. wow!! what a bed!! and a great entry :)

  5. What an amazing project and great interpretation. I love all the arty ways people are able to use words! visiting from IA

  6. Thank you everyone for visiting, and taking the time to leave your fabulous comments

    (@artangel - she was just desperate for bed time and ended up going an hour early just to sleep in it!)


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