A question that comes up a lot in the creative world is that of inspiration.
Where do you get inspiration? How do you stay inspired? What inspires you to paint? What do you look at for inspiration? What happens if you run out of ideas? How do you deal with creative block?
Well, today let's just tackle the idea of inspiration for an artist. I love painting and I have the problem of "too many ideas". I suffer from total inspiration overload. It's amazing because I have a treasure trove of ideas to paint from at all times (especially in the spring and summer, because those are my favorite colors and subject matters - petals and oceans!). However, I have learned to channel and organize my inspiration a little bit through social media and on Pinterest.
I have recently been using Planoly to help manage my Instagram posts and it has helped me immensely with controlling my enthusiasm for all things visual. USE PLANOLY if you need help with curating your feed, studying your brand colors, channeling your energy and sharing images that truly reflect your business. It also saves a TON of time.
For other visual inspiration, I would love to state here that I use all of my own travel photos, but that's just not the case. I wish I traveled the world for a living and collected beautiful moments myself, but maybe someday?! For now, I use Pinterest. It has been an amazing tool to collect inspiration. My boards are grouped by my biggest interests: Color, Travel, Nature, Cities I love, and Interior Design and Decor.
Feel free to fall down the rabbit hole of Pinterest with me, will you!? It's so fun!