Inspire Yourself

lettersinspIf you’re like me, you have bits and pieces of things that inspire you—clippings, notes, photographs, cards, quotes—all over the place.

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to find them?

I’ve tried before, putting stuff in a drawer, tacking things to my bulletin board, or filing them somewhere, but nothing worked for me. Until I saw other people’s “inspiration books.”

Inspiration books are like loose collages or scrapbooks that focus on a person’s passions : the ideal home, places traveled, street art, gardens, fashion, lettering, etc.

Making a book like this is easy, even if you’re crazy busy and sure that “you don’t have a creative bone in your body.” All you need is a little time here and there, a glue stick, scissors, and a blank book.

Samples of my gelli paper

I know, because of course I had to make my own. This book is just for me, so I’m not getting all uptight about it. I just paste things in, leave space for more stuff, and trust the process to lead somewhere.

Gotta tell you, it’s a ton of fun.