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LET'S TALK TUESDAY | No. 6 :: Ideas + Staying Inspired

Tuesday, February 16

So fun!! Another opportunity to curl up on the coach and have a little conversation today!

Since my energy reserves haven't gotten back to normal yet (this darn cold and cough), I'm answering ONE simple little question today:

Q: Hi Jess. Where do you come up with your ideas and projects to share on the blog? I've been thinking of starting a blog and I'm thinking I'm just going to run out of ideas...and then what do I do? Or maybe the better question would be, do you ever run out of ideas and if so, what do you do? Amanda T.

A: Hello!! This is a great question and I think it's one a lot of people wonder or worry about when considering starting a blog. If you've been here awhile you probably know by now my brain never really shuts off. I have ideas circling in my head constantly. So I wouldn't ever say I run out of ideas because my brain craves learning and trying new things. I'm always searching, keeping my radar open and pushing myself to experiment with new techniques, colors, designs, what have you and I think doing this provides ongoing inspiration.

However...the motivation to actually follow through on getting a blog post up due to a busy work or family schedule, sickness, or experiencing seasonal "blahs" are what seem to be my greatest hurdles.

To keep myself inspired when feeling a little "meh", I'll either put on some good music, get outside, explore a craft store, read a few blogs, dive into a good book or get lost in the pages of a magazine. Oftentimes it's just a pretty color palette or cute packaging that fills me with inspiration. Like these cute new "candy by color" hershey kisses from Hershey!

Now, with that said, if you are looking for something tangible and fun to help keep you inspired, I've used these "Creativity Exercises" by Rhonna Farrer through the years too. The daily prompts are a fun way to push yourself and sometimes add to a project you are already in the middle of. I hope you find them interesting and helpful.

Before I crawl back into bed, feel sorry for myself and take a little snooze before picking kids up from school, I can't help but wonder if you all know about the Spoonful of Comfort website?
I found it a couple of years ago when a friend of mine was sick. With as many people around me (including myself), that seem to be battling colds and feeling yucky, The "Get Well" basket would be perfect to send them. They have lots of other packages for a variety of occasions and I think it would be awesome to be on the receiving end of any of these.

xoxo my friends.

I started battling this cold on January 31st.
Today is Feb. 16th. That's 23 days folks. 23 days of "make it go away"!
I'd love your prayers!! Mmmmwah!


Laura @ duke manor farm said...

Feel better. 23 days is certainly long enough to be sick.

Pen + Paper Flowers said...

Thank you Laura! I didn't realize how long I'd been dealing with this until I looked at the calendar today. Nuts!! #toolongtobesick

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