Hello! Tomorrow is March 1st (March!), and that means a new gallery! I believe you shan't be disappointed. So today I am back for my final day this week of exploring the joys (and occasional hardships) of creativity. I thought I'd wrap things up this week with some thoughts and projects about inspiration.
Collecting Your Ideas
Inspiration can come from everywhere and anywhere, and while I have notebooks set aside for jotting down ideas as they come, just as often, I quickly write things down on scraps of paper, or type a note on my phone.I just feel that the sooner I get an idea written down and out of my head, the more likely it will be that I will go back to it at some point. I like to keep my notes, or photos that I'd like to use, out and about on my desk, so that I usually have some project to turn to when I am ready to sit down and scrap.
Both Lisa and Christine made layouts to record some of the things inspiring then right now.
Christine created an inspiration board within her layout (genius!).
Lisa printed photos of some of her favorite pins on Pinterest, and then used the inspiration from those pins in her layout. (Again-genius!)
To stay inspired to keep creating, I like to surround myself with little reminders, in the form of home decor.
I created this project as a message directed to my kids, but now that it is framed and hung up in the kitchen, it gives me a little (inspirational and nutritional) boost too.
Here is a more specific reminder to keep taking pictures, that I keep near my desk.
And this one, doesn't use any words. Just some wood veneer and patterned paper, to remind me of the joy that cutting paper can bring.
Put Something In
Once again I will close with some inspiration from the world of children's literature. Here is a poem by Shel Silverstein, that I have loved since discovering it in college. The closing line forever inspires me to keep on making things.
Put Something In
Draw a crazy picture,
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-grumble song,
Whistle through your comb.
Do a loony-goony dance
'Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain't been there before.