I love that word. I love the feeling of being inspired. And I love things that inspire me.
My house is full of objects of my affection that feed my creative side. Years ago when I was searching for my sense of style I found home and decorating magazines helped. Thumbing through a magazine I get a giddy feeling inside when I see something I love. So I used to save the magazines. When that was too much, I’d tear out the pictures that tickled me and file them away. But really, it didn’t take long for that to become overwhelming. Too much paper! So about five years ago I bought a sketch book and took the whole winter to make a book of all those beautiful pictures. Like a collage on every page!
I can’t tell you how much I love my book. Before I do any project or have any party or even make any flower arrangements I look through that book. It’s like magic, I’m not kidding, creativity just flows when I look at page after page of things, colors, rooms, and antiques that I love.
Last summer I had a big stack of pages I’d ripped out of various magazines over a couple of years. This time I made little collages on paper and then slid them in plastic covers. They’re hanging all over the place in my “fun room”. One day I’ll put them in a notebook, but right now I enjoy seeing them every day. (These inspired me when I was planning my kitchen redo last fall!)
ps…this is a bad picture I know, but see this….these guys have 3 or 4 Maltese. I put this in my book years ago when The Boo was my only pup…now I too have 3 little white pups!
(not to mention, Ollie my sweetest rescue in the world!) Maybe I was inspired all those years ago by this picture. Be careful what you glue in your inspiration notebook!!! ~Love and Inspiration to you Peeps~