I’m trying to gather some inspiration, to get back in my studio and start producing. Links to original sources for the images above can be found here.
I’m not sure why this just popped into my head, but when I think of the word inspiration there are two concepts that come to mind. Unfortunately, I think the common one that many people think of lately in this internet age is “to get ideas from somewhere or someone else” and the problem with that is that people would steal those ideas to try and make them their own. For myself, when I think of the word inspiration I think of more of an energy or being given the push or power to create. Inspiration to me is like having a fire inside lit up. Quickly, I just looked up the definition of Inspiration according to my Apple Widget and it says:
“the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative”
I have a lot of project ideas and WIPs, but lately just none of that push or drive to make them happen. Over the summer it had not been too much of a problem because I was so busy. But lately I am having the itch to return to my studio and get working. That’s where visiting my flickr favorites or my “Beautiful Inspiring Images” Pinterest board come in handy. Seeing other people’s creative work and their passion gives me inspiration to work on my own projects. Also, I love being around people who are productive and filled with excitement, they give me inspiration as well.
I just saw this quick clip of fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg. She was asked what her favorite thing was about what she does and she said “Have an idea, make it happen”.
I really like that. This summer I feel that idea has been a prominent one for me. Stop thinking about it and just DO IT!
Well, and then there is always this. Why is that when I’m at work, I’m filled with inspiration to get home and work on all the projects that flutter through my head all day. But the moment I get home all of that fire is quenched and all I want to do is be lazy.
Another source of inspiration for me is a clean work space. A tidy and empty work space begs for me to get working and make it a mess, while a messy studio begs for me to close the door and never enter. Sadly, that might be what is really holding me back lately.