January 20, 2014

Inspired


I have a tendency to redo my inspiration board at the beginning of every new year. I find that after awhile, I stop seeing the things that were inspiring me previously.


It's time for a fresh perspective. Who doesn't need that sometimes? There is something about making the change that re-energizes my creativity. And since I plan to make this my most creative year...it seemed like a good excuse.


I take down everything that was on there previously, and gather up new colorful, inspiring bits. A couple of things from the past year might make it back but they will get moved which makes them somehow feel new.


Often when I'm finished, I'm surprised with what I end up with. For instance, this year I was quite surprised with the color scheme that came together when I wasn't paying attention. I'm not really focused on the big picture while I'm working but rather, I'm just grabbing something pretty that looks even prettier next to its pretty neighbor. Add in the occasional inspiring quote and when you are done you have a little spot to recharge your creative batteries. Just what a very visual girl like me needs.


 Whether it's a big bulletin board, pictures taped to a wall or things pasted into a book, I hope you have a place to tuck away things that inspire you. As much as I love pinterest, there is no substitution for the real thing.


Thank you all for your encouragement and loveliness on my last post. It meant a lot to me and brought me fresh tears and comfort over and over again.

14 comments:

  1. I really enjoy your posts! Great colors on your board! Enjoy your day!

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  2. What a fun idea! I'm going to look around our house to see if there's a place to hang and inspiration board of my own. Thanks for sharing, Jen!

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  3. Beautiful! I'm getting inspiration from your board! I know how you feel -- sometimes, I just need to go into my craft room & look around at my special things & I feel re-inspired.

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  4. Okay, I am going to find time today to redo my board. It has been the same for a couple of years and you are so right, I've stopped looking at it let alone being inspired. Love you board and cheers to our most creative years ever!

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  5. so glad that you are sharing your inspiration board as i am sure that i will never get around to actually making one :)! love those salt & pepper shakers---cannot tell if they are filled with baking sprinkles or glitter. but, who cares? i may use them for both!

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  6. Hello Jen,
    Oooooh, I love your inspiration board. The frame color is my new fav and I've been using it more and more. It looks fab on your pretty board. I have a hard time changing mine once I get how I like it but it's a great idea to do so.

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  7. That is a great-great idea, Jen! That is so true that after we look at things so long we cease to see them. I really need to do that,too. Thanks for all the inspiration and joy I find in your blog- xo Diana

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  8. Changing things up a bit around here, and you sure give us a lot of inspiration!

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  9. Your inspiration board is a work of art. And, the colors are wonderful. I think I need to make an inspiration board.

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  10. I love your board! So many beautiful colors.

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  11. How pretty! I have a board like that over my desk. At times I wonder if it looks like clutter to others but I just love it. :)

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  12. that is a great post, this time of year is full of thoughts of potential and narrowing down choices, your visual board is a delightful mix of colours and themes

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  13. I love that big ol' inspiration board of yours. I get lost in it every time I walk in your studio. And you're so right there's no substitute for the real thing!

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  14. oh i LOVE this! i think i need to do the same thing. putting that on my tomorrow list! i feel inspired just looking at yours!

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