Thursday, August 30, 2012

on inspiration

My inspiration comes in ebbs and flows - sometimes I'm scribbling
down my ideas so I don't forget them, and other times I'm totally
sapped for ideas. Here's a short list of where I find my inspiration.

Travel - Be it international, interstate, or another city - I find living
for a short time in a different location the catalyst for new ideas.

Time off work - I find a weekend isn't enough to get off the treadmill
of daily life. But if I have even just a week off, or if I'm lucky, a month
off work, I can relax and let my mind wander to different places.

Creative projects - I love joining in projects like a Photo a Day,
which I will be doing this September. It keeps my mind creatively,
engaged, challenging me to come up with mini-artwork of art, daily.

Indulge in nostalgia - I always get excited when I start talking to
someone my age, or a sibling about what we used to do as kids,
the toys we'd play with, the games we would invent, TV, music...
it always sparks my imagination, "Why don't we do this anymore?"

Organise something - a dinner party, a fund-raiser, a clothes-swap.
The act of thinking how I will do something and outlining all the finer
details in my head, always start the balls rolling. It is amazing what
you can achieve when you put one foot in front of the other, and it
is big fun giving and event your own flavour.

Does anyone else have any hot tips on unleashing inspiration?


  1. I agree, when I find a new creative project to work on I get so excited that I want to start it straight away!

    Otherwise, rely on friends to get you to try something new, you may be inspired :)

    Talitha xx

  2. Inspiration is the best! I find a lot of it online, I'm always amazed at the ideas and projects people come up with. I agree as well that travel is a huge source of inspiration and new ideas. I have several journals full of ideas, cut outs,bits and pieces I want to do one day. ha ha some time I think I spend more time gathering inspiration than actually finishing projects though. Oh and I'm a big fan of community courses. They are so great for trying out new things.