One of my favorite, relaxing pastimes is flipping through magazines looking specifically for inspiration. Tearing pages, or sketching my ideas and adding them to vintage ledger books or simple paperback albums. For me, sitting and relaxing, and putting anything stressful out of my mind really helps me to get my creative juices flowing.
I recently grabbed one of my existing books with torn pages of inspiration looking for an idea for a page. I found the page on the right intriguing and decided to go with it-
This is the page that I made that is actually a pretty literal translation. Some designs end up looking nothing like my pages, they are just a starting point, or it may just be colors that inspire me, or maybe one small detail.
On a sidenote, my inspiration books aren’t just about crafting, some ideas are home décor, cooking, baking, organizational and anything else that interests me. I hope that if you don’t keep inspiration journals, that this may encourage you to give it a try!