For the first time in what feels like months, I sat down yesterday without a to do list. I finally had time to be creative. But it had been so long, I began to wonder, what it was that I actually wanted to create. Searching for inspiration can be a daunting process, especially if it has been little while between projects.
For a moment, I got a little worried, I began questioning my ideas. It was the little voice in the back of my head and the stash of magazines on my desk that reminded me.. The search is all part of the adventure. So I dusted of my glue and scissors, found an empty sketchbook and set to work, exploring the pages for that spark of inspiration.
My Tips for Creating an Inspiration Page
1. Find a large space to work - I love making a mess on the dining table
2. Take you time - find a time when you feel most creative and set aside an hour or so to enjoy the process
3. Go with your instinct - If you love something, add it to your page
4. Go Big - Feeling restricted by the page.. Why not cover canvas or even a whole wall
5. Embrace the experience - It can be very rewarding, play your favourite music and enjoy a pot of tea while you create.
Creating an inspiration page or mood board always helps me to focus my energy and take note of the colours, patterns and words that I'm drawn to. I'm always fascinated to see which images 'call' to me on particular days and I also find it is a really important way for me to keep track of my own changing style over the years.
I hope my tips might help next time you are on the search for inspiration.
Have a wonderful creative day!