What is your largest source of inspiration?
Emma Templeton: I am always trying to better understand how and why an environment evokes certain feelings and responses. Happily, these studies can be explored anywhere. I have a young family so as I don’t travel or go out as much as I would like. Therefore, inspiration is found in simple daily events; a walk, a passage of music, an object, or a visual image. In essence, anything that moves me.
This year has increased my appreciation of the arts, in particular, music. Recently I have relied upon music’s ability to immediately change an atmosphere, to shift my sense of place, to lift, comfort, and inspire.