Hi friends!! Sorry for the long absence of a blog, but I have been way busier than anticipated!! So, don't mind me as I blow the dust off of this section of my website and oil up my rusty writing to share with you all how excited and inspired I have been feeling lately......
Ahhhhh, I know, I know.... an artist and her inspiration.... so cliche. But don't you guys have those moments when you are scrolling through Pinterest and you just get so pumped up to go create something? ...That feeling of endless possibilities and inspiring plans that you can't wait to try?!
I have been feeling like this a lot, so I thought I would share with you all what has inspired me this week and how it is impacting life in general!
So naturally I have been getting super excited for all things Spring (duh.) It is such a beautiful season of new beginnings, rebirth, and freshness! The little bit of warm weather that we had last week made me feel like a totally new person... and made me want to run and frolic through flowery trees......
Springtime really is one of my favorite times of year, and a time that I think just about everyone wants to redo their decor, clean out their closets, and get a fresh start with everything!
This is the time of year I actually start working out (thanks hot yoga!) and want to get rid of all my possessions in order to have a fresh and uncluttered house.
Anywho, I wanted to share some of my favorite pins with you all and my recent inspiration board in my studio. I perused Pinterest for a while and that is when I realized there was a definite pattern here. Every single pin that I was saving was springy & blush colored. Looking at these made me giddy and got me excited for the warm weather, decluttering my house and for all my paintings that are in the works!
(ps... how cute are those floral sandals?! They are only $16 at Shein.com.... you're welcome.)
After looking through all these, I decided I needed to create a physical version of this in my studio (ahem, my upstairs bedroom) to look at and get that creative spark while I was painting.
I had always thought this process was overrated, but after completing it and staring at it for a few days, I realized how much it helps! As much as I love a good Pinterest board, there is nothing better than touching and visualizing all of your ideas with a physical board in front of you. I hope to be able to share these more often to show you all my creative process!
....Because I am usually so busy I never saw the importance of getting prepared for a project, but it totally helps! Who knew! Even if you are redecorating your house or trying to complete a room, printing things out, pulling pictures out of magazines, using paint chips, fabric swatches and making a mood board is a great way to bring your ideas together. I highly recommend it! Plus, it looks really cool and can get you in the mindset to create!
It also gives you a reason to continue hoarding random notes, pictures, cards, etc! ;) (The rest of my boards came from Home Depot in the paint swab section! These are great for mixing and matching colors together and really seeing what works before diving in to a painting or before decorating a new room....)
If only I had known how helpful these were a long time ago! Here are some of the paintings I have been whipping out because I have been so inspired! I am actually heading to Michael's here in a bit to purchase said blush paint because I am all out. (This is becoming a problem.)
Not only have these boards impacted my artwork, but they have impacted my decor and wardrobe! I have found myself dressing in all blush and putting blush flowers all over my house (sorry John)
.... so as you can see I am somewhat obsessed! This below is in our bedroom... I wasn't feeling the painting I had there so I repainted over it and threw some flowers in this room! It feels like a brand new space!
Enough about me....! What inspires you all?! Do you have any good tips for getting ideas and thoughts together? Do you have a good pinterest board that I should follow!! Please let me know!!
....Well, happy decorating, painting, and living!! Have a great end of your week and a wonderful weekend, friends!