Finding Organic Inspiration

Finding Inspiration www.laurabraydesigns.comLately, I've been trying to find original inspiration. It's so easy to get inspired by everything you see online but I really feel that, in order to take my work to the next level, I need to dig deep and find organic inspiration.  I want my work to be as original as possible and that's not going to happen if I find my inspiration by cruising Pinterest.  It's surprising how difficult it is to find a space to be originally inspirated as technology is very hard to avoid.

Finding Inspiration www.laurabraydesigns.comI think that, historically, artists have found inspiraiton from nature so I decided to start there in my quest for organic inspiration.  But I found myself overwhelmed and realized I needed to break it down further.  For the past few weeks, I've focused on birds.  I watched our bird feeder, borrowed library books on birds, and took time each day to sketch birds.  It seems to be working 

As a result of my bird study, I've been able to produce sketches that have resulted in some original stamps and an embroidery pattern (which will be made available to you soon!).  I think I may focus on trees next.

I'd love to hear where you find your inspiration.

Finding Inspiration

3 Responses to Finding Organic Inspiration

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  2. Katy g says:

    I’m in a transition similar to your journey. I’m a little later in discovery as my daughters are nearly graduating high school. Been trying to balance career and mommy hood with both reluctance and joy as, I stayed home and carved out a unfullfilling job as an architect. With realization we have so little time in our world, my creative spirit is ready to soar.
    I have a assortment of passions, not sure how to package it yet. My inspiration is nature as I live to be outside, have grown up camping in Florida and the NC mountains.
    I knit, run, sew, yoga, and paint.
    My passion may begin with jewelry as I’m trying to incorporate natural materials and weave them into objects.
    I’ll keep posted on your success and try to emulate your work ethic.

    • Laura Bray says:

      Thanks for sharing your journey. Stay in touch and let me know how you progress! I’ve got a newsletter with business tips (you can sign-up in the sidebar of my blog) that you may want to join. Good luck! You’ll do great!

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