Her Photos Inspired Me

Where do you get your inspiration from? My friend and mentor, Jan Verhoeff recently sent me photos taken on a drive around the Spanish Peaks region of Colorado. She knows I’m an artist and I love to create. She asked me to create some unique artwork for her featuring these photos. Her photos inspired me.

Her photos inspired me: Monument Lake, Colorado. Photo Credit: Jan Verhoeff

Monument Lake, Colorado; Photo Credit: Jan Verhoeff

Photos of Monument Lake, Stonewall, Rimrock, Timbers, and other notable landmarks. Views of gorgeous blue mountains rising in the distance. They were so beautiful, I really want to see them in person.

We discussed her needs and wants over the course of a couple of weeks (we were both busy, and having trouble finding time to connect).

Yesterday, I was feeling inspired, and it all came together into this artwork, combining her photos with just the right chunky font and a subtle shadow effect on the edges of each letter:

Spanish Peaks Colorado Photo Word Art Monogrammed Soup Mug - Click through to purchase

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Oh, the fun creating designs with this font and these photos! I created a taller version too:

Spanish Peaks Colorado Photo Word Art Monogrammed Stainless Steel Water Bottle

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Jan liked the artwork so much, she’s already bought some mugs and a tote bag from the collection I designed for her.

She said the color of the font for Colorado reminded her of freshly poured melted silver before it’s all polished and pretty. I think it turned out amazing, don’t you?

And I love her photos. They really inspired me. I think they do a great job of representing the Spanish Peaks. I’m so inspired, I plan to make more artwork like this for other places I have photos for…

Where do you get your inspiration from?


Click anywhere on the image to be taken to the full collection:

Spanish Peaks Artwork Collection - Click through to purchase

If you’d like me to create some unique photo word art (family friendly photos only) celebrating your hometown or a place that you love, please feel free to contact me, and I’ll be happy to give you a quote.

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