I have been thinking a lot about inspiration lately. What inspires me? What inspires other people? How can we best channel inspiration into a creative outlet. I seem to get inspired by tons of different things, all different for the different aspects of my life. As a designer lots of things inspire me: a picture, an inspiration board (I ♥ 100 Layer Cake), today I found myself taking pictures in a store of displays because they were inspiring me. Clothes, music, tv…the whole world around me. As a scrapper, I am so often inspired by other scrappers, or my scrap idols, a great picture, a fantastic kit, a memory. As a blogger/business person, I am inspired by other bloggers/business people: Ali Edwards, Jessica Sprague (again, I know…), Bakerella, Cake Wrecks, the ladies at The Daily Digi…my google reader is full of blogs that inspire me to be a better blogger, a better designer, a better scrapper.
As many of you know, I am on a sort of sabbatical right now. I have left MSS, and I am anxiously awaiting the opening of Polka Dot Plum. Paired with my summer vacation, this time off has given me time to really think about what direction I need things to be going in. I am firming up a new plan in my head, and taking this blog in some new directions will be a major part of this new plan. That’s where you come in.
I want to know, what inspires you? What inspires you to create, either layouts or new designs? What inspires you as an artist? If you blog, what inspires you as a blogger? As a member of the larger digital community? I want my blog to inspire you, as well as me. What types of things would you like to see on the blog here? What types of posts would you like to see? Give me your ideas…any of them. The teacher in me is itching to come out and teach and inspire you, the same way so many of you teach and inspire me.
So let me know…what types of things do you want to see? Do you want every Thursday to be “Thoughtful Thursday” where you get quotes and questions to inspire your layouts? Do you want tutorials? To make this extra lucrative for you, I will leave the comments section open until 8am EST Tuesday morning. Once the comments are closed, I will choose a few winners who will win one of my new kits before it even hits the store.
Let’s work together to make this blog an inspiring place for us all!
I look forward to hearing from you!