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Do you ever see inspiring pictures or quotes but don’t have a system for keeping them? That’s what we’re working on today.
It can be as simple as a physical file folder if you tend to rip things out of magazines or print things out.
I have a Pinterest board called visuals that I keep this sort of thing in. You can even keep it private if you don’t want to share. Or do it in Evernote if you aren’t a Pinterest person.
To me it’s really important to have images to go to when you need inspiration. What you were looking at might not mainfest in a literal way in what you create after looking at it, but inspirationis always brewing.
For instance, check out this gorgeous picture of all sorts of different colored pumpkins. It came from a Martha Stewart story about different varieties of pumpkins, and while I don’t think I’ll even grow that many gourds, the picture is just stunning and could certainly inspire art or a knitting color palette.
On this board you’ll find paintings, pictures of knitting, fiber-related artwork and pretty crafty things like pictures of buttons, threads and paint. It’s a fun place to visit when I have a little extra time, and it’s super fun to find stuff to add to this board.
If you already have a place to collect inspiration, I’d love to hear about it, and see it if it’s a Pinterest board!
This post is part of my month of creativity boosts. Check out the rest of the series.