Inspiration comes in many forms. It can be visual, tactile, and even olfactory. Who hasn’t smelled a delicious holiday meal and been inspired to tolerate their crazy family for that one day? And, inspiration can come to you by land, by sea, and in this case, by air. I first stumbled across the “#Flyingstuff” artwork of Belgium born designer/photographer Manon Wethly on Instagram. Her ability to capture the sights of Europe was amazing. However, it was her casual toss of everything in the air, from breakfast foods to coffee, that I really admired. I asked her if she had ever thrown wine. She said no, but would give it a whirl.
For those that have followed me on Twitter or Facebook since 2008, you know that I can’t resist a photo of the sky. I find nature to be inspiring. I am lucky to live in a state where the sunrise and sunset are almost always spectacular. And when they aren’t, a quick trip to the beach makes everything better. Additionally, if you’ve been following me for even a day, and since you’re reading this article, you know that my passion is wine. And while I love writing about wine, sometimes a little extra inspiration makes the words flow smoother than a Napa Cabernet on a cool fall evening.
I truly enjoy these photos. Manon has captured wine in a unique way. It seems to defy gravity while painting the sky. I enjoy looking at these photos very much. I have already spoken with Manon about making one of these photos a piece of art in my house. Everyone captures wine next to food, or in a glass. Manon captures wine in the air, gracefully.
For more of Manon Wethly’s photography, you can visit her site Clique-Chique! I believe she’s in the middle of negotiating a deal for her artwork to appear in various retail stores somewhere in Europe. I’ll get to say “I knew her when….”
Manon has been doing design and photography work for years. She has a design company and pulls from her every day travels for inspiration. So, what inspires you?