Friday, April 6, 2012

Let Inspiration Reign

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do.  
Where there’s love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”  
--Ella Fitzgerald

Little sprinkles of inspiration…I heart them!!!  And, the quote above, it truly speaks to me; most especially right now.  When I live life in the tickled pink mode, my inspiration radar is constantly roving—searching for more of these enticing tidbits to assist me in moving onward & upward. 

What I’m learning is that inspiration can be found anywhere it is sought.  Be it viewing a vase of fresh-cut flowers, being totally in the moment when my forehead touches a yoga mat or listening to an uplifting podcast, if is my intention to find inspiration (to create art, complete a project, pull together the perfect outfit for an afternoon tea party or live my life with far fewer regrets), it will somehow materialize. 

Pictured above, are my April dreams; incorporated into my dear, sweet art journal.  Every time I view them, I am inspired to gift them to myself (aka accomplish them). 

Speaking of inspiration… If you are looking for an inspiring artist’s date, here’s one I’d highly recommend:  Establish some quiet time with your journal (curled up in your favorite chair at home—under a tree you adore—at a café while savoring a latte—wherever you wish!).  Then, create a list of things that have recently inspired you; noting why and how.  Tie a bow around this experience by crafting an inspiration plan for living your best year yet.  As noted above, crafting my monthly dreams into my art journal and viewing them frequently further inspires me to live my very yummiest.  

Amidst the April showers, let inspiration reign! T.