I have used the word inspiration quite a few times already throughout this blog. It’s because I find it to be so important to my motivation to craft and create. I go through creative ruts just like any other creative person (think writer’s block but more like knitter’s block or sewist’s block). Sometimes I take long breaks from crafting when I am experiencing a rut, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not filling up my creative tank. In these creative downtimes, I have found a few things to be helpful to inspire me and fill me back up and motivate me to get back to making.
Recently I have been taking it easy on the crafting because I seriously overdid it about a month an a half ago. I was left with major elbow, wrist, hand, and finger pain if I so much as wrote an address on an envelope. I forced myself to rest everything for a couple of weeks and since have been trying to craft more mindfully. This means I am doing a lot less, but I think I am enjoying the process more and getting more fulfillment out of the crafting I am doing.
Here are some ways I get inspired:
Oh, favorite of favorites. I am constantly inspired by Instagram. I am always screenshotting images I particularly love. I follow nearly 1000 people, which to most is quite excessive, however, I’d say about 90% of those are for inspiration purposes only. I just can’t quit them! Some of my favorite instagrammers are not even sewists or knitters- many are illustrators, but others are bakers, cooks, and gardeners. Here are some favorites:
Sophie and Lili
Emma Block Illustration
Joy the Baker
Off to be inspired!