Many times people ask me where I come up with bead ideas or jewelry designs. I have heard so many people say they have lost their Muses and fight to come up with fresh and new ideas.
My best advice is to look around. I look to nature, art, buildings and history.
My very best advice is to keep a inspiration journal. Get a fun blank book and fill it with sketches, pictures and ideas that pop into your head. Make sure you write it down! I don't know how many ideas I have had that I have forgotten. Look though magazines and clip out pictures use a glue stick and paste them in your book
See if you can use these images as a jumping off point for a new design.
The hydrangeas in the top photo have been on my mind for a while. I love the colors and HAVE to think of a way to interpret that into my work.
Oh and aren't these pods to die for. Yummy.
The shapes in the onion domes of Russia are very similar to the shape of my Pods. Look at the way they are decorated. I could totally do it in glass and can't wait to try.
So what are the ways that you use to keep you excited about your art?
How do you find inspiration?