Do you ever have moments where you seem to loose a little bit of your creativity for a while? I'm certainly there right now!
I am a little bit un-imaginative right now when I sit down to sew - opting instead to fix up a few ripped seams and things instead of creating new things. That means that when I sit down to blog I'm not too sure what to share with you all!
All of this lack of creative flow has got me thinking how I find my inspiration and how do I get it back when it is gone?
I realized that although the internet is awash with ideas from pinterest to blogs to simply good old google that doesn't really create inspiration. Sitting down to make something because you have seen a picture of it doesn't always mean you are truly inspired. It doesn't mean you are feeling it and it certainly doesn't mean you are enjoying the process. My go to when I feel a bit flat in front of the sewing machine is usually a good old trawl of pinterest but it doesn't always help me feel that inspired!
I have realized that I am most inspired when I am spending time with people - chatting and dreaming with someone else about life, craft, ideas, sadness, thoughts, hopes and dreams (anything really) inspires me more than anything else! I love people - I love people watching - I love talking to people - I love sewing with people and for people - I am a people person. I love to talk and I love to listen!
My other top inspiration source is being in nature - wandering by the waters edge on a sunny day, pressing on through fields in the wind and exploring glorious scenery in the snow. What better inspiration could you possibly find than nature itself!
So I plan to find ways to sew with people more often - to sit and stitch and chat - one on one or in a group I don't mind really but I definitely want to move from sewing just being a time out and to a more social activity. Plus I reckon I may even try to plan some nature out-doorsy type sewing activity/event! So if you live nearby and fancy getting in on something like this why not give me a shout!
Here is a quick photo of the heart the amazing Red Arrows crafted in the sky during the D-DAY events last week! Moments like these are filled with inspiration don't you think?
Also do share your inspiration seeking plans! What do you do???