I decided to delay my posting by a day, and in a moment you will see why. This week was called “seeking your muse“. Luckily for me, I already have a list of a few things that I love to look for when I need inspiration. Maybe I should think of compiling an official list, but so far it pretty much consists of being any where outside, as well as getting close to flowers and any plants in my garden. I also love browsing vintage, thrift and antique stores, as well as fabric stores. Anything loaded with unique colors and motifs. As you may have noticed before, I really love wandering around town and taking pictures of anything architecture related.
As far as seeking my muse, I have two major roadblocks. One, sometimes I don’t have my supplies with me. Either a camera or a sketchbook, sometimes I just drop the ball. Which is sad when you see how gigantic my purse is. Seconde, I fail to force myself to take time to be creative. I did really great at the start of the year and then petered off. Staying creative is just like exercise — you have to stay on top of it, or it can get away from you.
So anyway, this week was pretty nuts, but I did manage to practice this exercise a bit. I delayed posting because my mom and I went to a quilting show today. Quilting on a large scale really isn’t my bag (too detailed and too time-consuming), but I looooooove looking at what others have made. The color combos and patterns can be mind-blowing. Plus, seeing quilts in real life is much better than seeing them in print or online. So without further ado, here are example from two of the places I find inspiration.