Today I want to try to get an idea of how you get inspiration. Trying to find ideas for crafts for example can be a nightmare. Occasionally it can hit you like a smack in the face while some days it feels like it’s been kidnapped and your waiting for the ransom note to arrive!
Even though I will be talking about how I get ideas for crafts, I’m not just talking to crafters here. We all need inspiration for whatever we do and I think it’s always great to share ideas.
The internet is an obvious one, but sometimes there is far too much to choose from, plus if you don’t know what you’re looking for you can’t search for it. Some online suggestions for getting ideas are to go for a walk, go to a museum, art gallery etc., if your impatient like me that just takes too much time and I find if you’re in that ‘funk’ no ideas come.
I look at others people crafts and sometimes get ideas from that, either giving their project a go or I get ideas of how to change it a bit. This in itself can lead to ideas of grandeur for me though, as I get ideas a bit above my station :D.
If I’m going to a craft shop for something in particular, I also make sure I have a good wander round too. I don’t just stick to the particular craft area, I have a good route around. Sometimes a lot of the crafts can be mixed and you can use some mediums for more that what they were originally designed for.
Anyway these are just a couple of ways I get ideas but I am always interested in hearing what other people think. So if you happen across this post and you have any thoughts please leave a comment below, it would be great to hear how you find your inspiration.