I love coming up with ideas for creative projects. Sometimes I think I like the idea of an idea more than I like the actual finished piece. That does sound a bit strange, but I will try to explain it. To me a creative project is not just about what you get in the end.
The process of an idea, turning it into something useful or a decorative piece, is what really gets me going. Feeling inspired to be creative. It's not necessarily easy to come up with new ideas all time, but you can train the way you go about it.
I like how having an idea challenges you mind; like what materials am I gonna use and can I maybe get the idea from simply looking at materials and textures...things I find, or keep in my drawers? I also think that visualizing the idea, the process and how you want it to look in the end, is a really good way to spark one's workflow.
This series of pictures is all about feeling inspired from material, textures and colors. When I brought home the flowers, I thought I knew what I wanted to do with them, but when I looked at them, I was blank. So I thought; I'm just gonna pull out whatever things and materials I think might be useful and that is going to inspire me.
I have yet to finish this little decoration, but I like how putting these things together, helps form a picture in my head and visualize my goal. Because there's one great thing about finishing a project...and that's when you look at it and realize, that this is exactly what you had in mind
This is of course my way of working, but it's interesting how we all go about this, because everyone is so different. I would love to hear about your creative ways and how you keep inspired.
May you all have a wonderfully creative weekend!
/Annika & Sussi