In the meantime here are some pictures from another inspiration source, closer to the ground!!
These were inspired by two ladies, well known in the Embroidery world, Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn. They teach various City and Guild courses and Master Classes at Windsor, all over the UK and the World. They wanted to encourage their students to 'see' and so devised the '5 minutes from home' inspiration gathering technique
The idea is that you don't have to travel to find and see inspiration, it really is all around! They themselves produced work for exhibition using this idea(you can see them working on it and the finished works on their DVD's available from Double Trouble Enterprises)
So... I went out into my dead ordinary garden and started taking photo's. It's quite suprising what you find to photo.