Nov 17, 2014

What Inspires Me

 
'What inspires you?' It's a question I find myself asking more than once a week. It's one of the first things I want to know when I'm interviewing creative people. I want to find out what makes their creativity come to the surface. It's always interesting to read the replies and I either learn from them or just let the answers amaze me. I don't know if you feel the same way, but as I'd like you to get to know more about me I think it's time for me to answer my own number one question.
I've always wanted to create something, ever since I was a little girl I needed pen, pencils and paper. Without them I felt lost and I still feel that way. When I see an empty screen I want to write, when I see a sheet of paper I want to draw, when I see a few scraps of paper I want to craft, etcetera. It doesn't matter to me if I'm working on a possible masterpiece (one of my biggest wishes) or something that will end up in the bin, the creative process makes me happy. Of course I hope that other people will enjoy what I do, but even if they don't I will keep doing it. If one person besides me likes it, I've already succeeded.
I like learning new things and every bit of knowledge I gather inspires me to create. I love the changes of the seasons and their beautiful colors, they influence my mood. When someone tells me a story, when I read a newspaper, a book or sometimes even a brochure something in my brain is starting to work immediately. I think of new stories all the time. I want to write and make so many different things that it can be overwhelming sometimes. For peace and quiet I read, so I'm being transported into someone else's fantasy instead of my own. Shopping has a calming effect, but a beautiful dress, a stunning painting or the most fantastic shoes could also be the beginning of a wonderful story. My husband, my friends and my family inspire me as well. Not only because of their support, but also because of their willingness to be my soundboards. I love being inspired. It's the most wonderful feeling there is and I hope it will never leave me. Inspiration is all around me and I'm grateful for it.

----- Suzanne -----

4 comments:

  1. Inspiration truly is all around us, all the time. I also completely understand the need to have pen and paper accessible at all times! Other people buy souvenir 'fridge magnets; I buy little notebooks. I have dozens of them so I'm never without. :)

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  2. Wow what an inspiring post. I love how enthusiastic you are xx

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  3. I always need to have pen and paper as I often write things down. Or I put them in my phone. The little notebooks sound lovely :).

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  4. I love the change to you website. I can now leave a comment!!! I think I'm the same, in a way. My mood is definitely affected by my ability to be inspired. If I feel inspired and the words are flowing, I feel happy. :-)

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