Monday, August 16, 2010

Inspiration.

I'm often asked where I draw my inspiration, how I convey a thought into an actual project or what I use as a sense of direction while decorating my home.
To be honest, I find inspiration all around me.
A song, a photograph, even an emotion felt, can spark my creativity.
Visual stimulation is by far the most direct form of inspiration for me.
It seems to me that a picture is truly worth a thousand words, maybe a million.
Over the past few years I have kept a binder of magazine pages, newspaper clippings etc.. that have inspired me in one way or another. I keep them in hopes of one day drawing upon them in pursuit of something beautiful of my own.
So tell me, what inspires you?

5 comments:

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Great inspiration photos. I can't wait to decorate for fall!

xox
Jen

qwiksave said...

Hi, I usually love being inspired by textures, particularly worn, colourful, rusty or layered paint types.

Yesterday however, I wrote a post about how I was inspired by the table we have in our hallway. It has lovely carved scrolls on it.

http://creativeflourishes.blogspot.com/2010/08/household-creativity.html

Love the idea of an inspiration file. Nicky (aka qwiksave)

Bonnie said...

that is a really great idea and I should start doing this! I have come across so many gorgeous magazine articles and pictures that have really made me feel good just looking at them!

Laura said...

i keep a similar binder. i love tearing inspiring pages out of magazines & it's such a great way to organize them. i'm definitely inspired by beautiful images that make me want to surround myself & my family with beauty & happiness.

FairfieldHouse said...

Life!