November 26, 2012

Snapshot: My Mantra

This quote hangs in my office. I read it every day. For me it expresses the very definition and value of inspiration. I guess I could argue that nothing inspires me more than inspiration. Sometimes I gather so much inspiration – images, photos, tear sheets, books, notes – that it overwhelms me, making me feel disorganised, unfocused and like I’ll never have enough time in my life to put it all to use. But I can’t resist it – if I see something that moves me I want to remember it, archive it, file it away for when I need it. Recently Pinterest has helped me enormously to store digital images, and my inspiration board in my office is constantly evolving with the addition of new things – advertisements, invitations, fashion stories, tickets, place cards. I also have an album in iPhoto titled Inspiration – To Sort where I can put things I find to file later. Whenever I have a new project to work on, I consult my inspiration, take what I need, leave the rest, and it feels as if the conceptual part of my thinking has been expressed physically, sending me on my way to word hard and create something new.

 

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Alicia
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7 years 11 days ago

love this – thank you for sharing!

mamma in columbus
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7 years 15 days ago

thanks for sharing.

Inner-Outer Beauty
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7 years 15 days ago

Inspiring quote, one that I didn't know about!
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Amanda Brooks
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7 years 15 days ago

You can send me a message on Facebook – amandacbrooks. Thanks

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7 years 14 days ago

i sent u a message on Facebook.

Amanda Brooks
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7 years 15 days ago

sorry about that – its amanda cutter brooks on facebook.

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7 years 15 days ago

not sure i managed to find…
please guide me…which option to choose when searching in Facebook
amanda c brooks
amanda brooks

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7 years 15 days ago

how can i contact you directly via email?

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