Saturday, April 23, 2011

Create Inspiration in Three Steps (easy for you to say)

Have you considered creating an inspiration board? Perhaps you have one already... I've thought about making one numerous times, but I just haven't made the time to put one together. It sounds simple enough....

Step One:  create a base for your board (bulletin board, wood, metal, fabric)
Step Two:  collect small items that you find inspirational
Step Three:  attach your collected items with pins, glue, magnets or whatever makes your board work

I must admit I'm a bit apprehensive when it comes to thinking about putting one together. I am not particularly fond of the idea of just jumbling a bunch of random things together in a square or rectangular fashion. I like the idea of color coordination and keeping things relative to each other somehow, with even spacing all the way around.

I feel like I'm over-analyzing. There is a key word that's popping out at me in that word... analyzing. Did you spot it? Anal. Which is what I can be when I want to be. And, that's actually what I am when it comes to planning an inspiration board.

Perhaps I'm zapping the possibility of becoming inspired because of my over-analysis.

What are your thoughts on finding inspiration? Are you good at finding it anywhere you look, or do you prefer the option of having a space for collector's items that will inspire you and your level of creativity?