Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Inspire and be inspired





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6 ways I keep myself inspired and creatively fulfilled: (for those days when you feel like you're lacking)

6. Magazines: Frankie, Russh, Marie Clare, Yen, Oyster... etc. I love different magazines for different reasons but one thing they all have in common is beautiful photography, editorials that make me swoon and ideas for my home/ wardrobe/ life that are creative, interesting and fun.

5. Getting creative! Putting on my favourite cd and scrap booking, writing someone a letter, decorating a journal or notebook, making jewelry.

4. Getting out. Getting away from the computer, my cell phone and the television. Taking a walk and writing in my journal, taking some pictures, making a daisy chain, playing on a swing.

3. Op shopping. I love love love the joy of digging for treasures in little dusty op shops. My favourite is trying to find pretty jars and tins and photo frames for my home, but every now and then i have some luck and find a great scarf or hat or bag.

2. People watching. Sounds creepy? But it's so much fun and i know we secretly all love it. My favourite is finding a coffee shop on a corner, ordering a hot drink in the largest size and sitting in the window seat making up stories about the lives of the people walking by.

1. The world of blogging. Nothing beats going through your blog roll, visiting every blog and taking it all in. Then visiting every blog on everyone elses blog roll. Photography blogs, home decor blogs, hand made blogs, cooking and baking blogs, cobra snake blogs, art and design blogs... so many amazing ideas, so many amazing talents, so much to take in!

36 comments:

  1. your blog is just gorgeous these days

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  2. best haircut ever.

    p.s. loving the new look around here!

    xoxo

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  3. The first picture is so beautiful. NB: I love watching people too!

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  4. I love people watching. It's one of my favourite pastimes in the most non stalkerish way possible. Opshopping is truly a gift from God.

    :)

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  5. Haha, I do that too, hopping from blog to blog, through those blogrolls... ;) A wonderfull way to spend my spare time...

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  6. are these your own photos? if yes, they are wonderful! you should post more often :p

    and i completely agree with this list. on the spot.

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  7. Pretty pictures and the best list ever - I agree with you 100% Especially with making things by hand - that definately keeps me sane! xx Hollie

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  8. just what i needed, thanks :)

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  9. great post. my fav is #4. your blog looks even lovelyer since my last visit. :)

    have a lovely day!

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  10. oh cute post!!

    I love the first 5, and I always try to pull myself away from the computer to be inspired.

    but in all honesty, I think being on the computer is where I get most of my inspiration.

    x

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  11. Ohh, this blog alone gives me inspiration <3

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  12. I have seriously neglected my letter writing ....I need to get back into it!

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  13. Love the idea of a clothesline inspiration board... And I get out and away from the computer for inspiration too!

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  14. I love checking blogs and scrapbooking for inspiration!

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  15. It seems like we have the same ways to gather inspiration! Lovely photos too :)

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  16. i've always thought your blog was extremely good, that i couldn't like it more than i already did. i was wrong. you're always getting even better =)

    PL ♥

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  17. BTW i think you would like to take a look at my last entry. there's something for you =)

    PL ♥

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  18. hey dear! gave your blog an award...pick it up at my blog :)

    xoxo,
    micaela

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  19. First of all, LOVE the blog makeover!
    And, I love this post because I've been wondering where others are finding all their inspiration. I've been wanting to subscribe to a magazine as well but can't decide on the perfect one. I'll have to check out the ones you listed. Thanks! :)

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  20. Cute Photos!

    ..People watching, i've always wanted to try that. But where i live..there are no coffee shops. And its sometimes too hot to go out. :(

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  21. ohhh i love people watching. and of course we can tie dye together, i'd love to! i keep meaning to txt you and catch up, i haven't seen you in ages :( in the next two weeks ok!

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  22. what i dont get is that you know the poverty of the world... yet you care so much about material things?
    how does "stuff" mean anything?
    wwjd?

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  23. dude, you just listed EVERYTHING i usually do! seriously!!! sometimes i put my fave movie on in the background when im scrapbooking/collaging... something visually inspiring eg. the labryinth, virgin suicides, edward scissorhands...

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  24. ohhhh why aren't we on the same page! i love ppl watching, mags, creative urges - well ALL your 6 things! hip hooray!

    xxx bel

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  25. hi beautiful lady!
    i love those 6 things! yes people watching is something you very much enjoy ! :) hehe! thanks for visiting my blog! :)
    thanks for letting me advertise on your blog! :)

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  26. Well you certainly inspired me to do something with clothespins! And go on my swing. =]

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  27. this is just what i've needed! i've been so bored lately looking for a way to change up my routine. thanks for reminding me that it's the little things that can brighten your day :D
    <3

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  28. I really Love this! i might take this idea and blog about it too! You are inspiring!

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  29. You have the most amazing blog. That's all I have to say x)

    Tam
    Word[Ad]Dict

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  30. I absolutely adore this post - you have totally inspired me to do more things that inspire me. You know what I mean.
    :)

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