Daily inspiration

15 Nov

Inspiration and genius–one and the same.  Victor Hugo

Being a business owner I’ve learned that it’s really hard to map out a set schedule for my day.  I can wake up on Monday morning with no appointments and have two scheduled by 10 am.  I love that about my life but if I don’t stay on top of everything I can get bogged down with catching up and lose my sights.

I truly believe it is crucial to stay inspired, to keep up with whats going on in the world and to stay connected.  Not only in business but in life.  I’ve been thinking a lot over the last week about my days in high school and college.  Being an artist I was always doing something creative whether it be painting, re decorating my room or writing.  I obviously had much more free time but I can’t let time be my excuse for slacking off now.

With all this thinking and reflecting I had an epiphany.  To keep myself tuned in I’ve decided to post daily music, color and design inspirations on my twitter/facebook accounts.  My hope is that I will continue to grow as a designer through finding new ideas and sharing them with others.  Hopefully this doesn’t just annoy everyone else 😉

In an effort to remind myself to look for inspiration on a daily basis I created this ‘inspiration flag’.  I guess it reminds me of a Tibetan prayer flag.  I just cut out letters from magazines and created these inspirational cards based on the things I want to pay attention to in my day.  I hung them on the wall right in front of my desk so I can see them everyday.  Hopefully this will keep me on top of things!

How do you guys stay inspired in your daily lives?  I’d love to hear…


The Staging Chick

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