I’ve been thinking about my inspirations lately and how I get ideas. Sometimes I have creative blocks and feel frustrated. If this happens I will get a little panicky that I will lose any talent I have, but then calm down and read or watch a film. I hadn’t realised though that my keen eyes are always drawn to things and store them in my brain for later. I like to keep images I find like magazine cut outs, postcards or interesting packaging, and only recently decided to put it in a scrapbook. I love making scrapbook style art, but this is more a place to put all my ideas, pictures, daydreams and thoughts.
As you can see I spent a while making the front, but the inside isn’t as pretty! That’s OK though because the purpose of my scrapbook is for reference and being free to do what I want on the pages without feeling like it will need to look like a finished piece.
I am going to add some more posts about inspiration, being self reflective in this sense is useful to understand how my mind works, the ways my creativity is stimulated and that a lull is sometimes a good way to step back and see how far you have come and relax with a good book and cup of tea.