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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Find inspiration

As you may be able to tell from my last post, creativity has been on my mind lately. Well, I guess coming from a writer that isn’t surprising, huh? This week, and many to come, I’ll be playing with the other stuff I like to do. Here’s a little bit of what’s I’ll be doing:

  • Reupholster an ottoman. It belonged to my grandmother and the fabric is faded, torn and outdated. But I have to have small pieces of my grandmother in my home. I have the fabric and some fabric glue then later I may find upholstery tacks for embellishment.
  • Work on a painting. There has been an idea for a painting brewing in my mind for some time. The image is clear and I already have a name – now I can’t wait to begin. Yesterday I purchased paint markers, which I believe will make this project come to life.
  • Sewing, alterations & up-cycling. I have a small pile of sewing and alteration-like projects waiting. (I love up-cycling old clothes into new designs.) And there is a bin in the laundry room that contains the next group of sewing projects.

That’s just the beginning of what my mind is on and I’ll definitely share with you.

Sometimes very small things inspire me: a thought, a word or a picture. It’s what I do with the inspiration that matters.

petularenee  on Pinterest

I’ve found quite a few places to help fuel my creativity. And, if you’re like me, you know one of those places is Pinterest. More than 12 million people pin to their Pinterest boards so there is relatively no limit to the images you’ll find. I was resistant to Pinterest at first, but now I spend quite a bit of time browsing, liking and following. If you haven’t already, check out my Pinterest boards. One of my boards, Crafty Creations, is full of inspiring ideas – some of which I’m going to try.

SloDive  Dive Into Inspiration  slodive  on PinterestThere is some inspiration to be found on a board I would have never thought to click on: SloDive: Dive Into Inspiration. I was surprised to find that tattoos and body art are quite capable of exciting my muse. Take a gander and see what they do for you.

I also find inspiration in magazines, nature, paintings and sometimes television. There isn’t enough time and space to list everything I read or view, but I figure you have some ideas to share as well.

Where do you find inspiration? Is it Pinterest, YouTube, a particular magazine or book, blogs? Leave a comment and share what fuels your muse – I’m sure you’ll give me and other readers ideas to play with.

Don’t forget to comment and stay tuned for my project updates in the weeks to come.

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