It’s time for another SIA challenge! This time, the artistic inspiration drifts our way via a painting entitled “The Wanderer Above a Sea of Fog,” a moody piece that has inspired scores of movie posters and the stylistic composition of scenes in the British TV series Sherlock.
Misty fog totally seems right up Portland’s alley, right? Except we have been experiencing a spate of sunny, gorgeous weather lately. (Not complaining, we’ll be back to rain and clouds soon enough!) And that made me think of that famous Carl Sandburg poem:
The fog comes / on little cat feet. / It sits looking / over harbor and city / on silent haunches / and then moves on.
So moving on ourselves, Sam and I headed over to Overlook Park for a variety of pictures that, ahem, overlook the Willamette River and the industrial side of north Portland. It’s a very well-named park. And a perfect locale for shots inspired by this painting:
From the instant I saw this painting, I thought of my grey overcoat. (I’ve nicknamed this coat my “Vienna coat,” because I bought it for a Christmastime holiday to Vienna back in 2009.) I donned the coat only to take these photos, because the weather was so fantastic!
I kept things simple under that fabulous coat. The perfect light-sweater kind of weather!
Details: Grey overcoat: Mango, Abu Dhabi, 2009 / Sweater: Old Navy, gift-carded this fall / Skinny jeans: Target, last winter / Flats: Payless, summer
Sam and I enjoyed the sunshine while exploring the rest of the park. And I was able to capture Sam’s pattern-mixing ensemble, which also echoes the inspiration photo quite well!
And just like in the last challenge, I kept seeing SIA inspiration everywhere I looked. So I whipped another quick Polyvore inspiration board to capture the sea of inspiration: