“Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful.”
~Hazrat Inayat Khan
There are sources of inspiration all around us. We live on such a marvelous planet with vibrant creation and not to mention the rapid innovations with technological advances. It should be easy to get inspired, but sometimes we find ourselves... stuck. There are no sources of inspiration to be found. This is even made harder when looking in places that suck out inspiration. Whatever you do, you need a source of inspiration to provide meaning for your work, passion, and art, so it’s necessary to be able to find, create and primes spaces for inspiration.
As a creative, I find this is especially important. It is critical to have a space that not only allows you to freely work but facilitates your creative efforts. We all should have a space that is like a dedicated sanctuary. A place that gives positive vibes, contains artistic ambiance and is striking to the imagination. Furthermore, is important that your space is primed to fit your individual personality and needs. This can be different things for different people, however, there are five things anyone can do to prime their space for inspiration.
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Declutter your area. Nothing sucks out the joy and inspiration out of a room than stuff. Stuff that is sitting, taking up space, and collecting dust. Essentially, it is a burden on the space and it’s a burden on you. Clear out those things that are unnecessary, expired or outdated, and damaged. If they are not adding to your inspiration or creating value, they are a hindrance. Unless you operate in creative chaos, organize your space.
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Add life. What I mean by this is to actually add living things to your space. This can be plants, terrariums, aquariums and the like. Having living things in a space encourages positivity, promotes a fostering of growth and development, and nurtures creativity. Personally, I love adding flowers. They are beautiful and act as the perfect accent to a room, plus they give a natural fragrance to my space.
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Add a little bit of art. Making art? Get inspired by art! Art is inspirational! And if you’re in need of inspiration, it makes sense to surround yourself with things that will spark your inspiration. Music. Poetry. Dance. There is enough variety of artistic expression to meet the inspirational needs of everybody and anybody. So, perhaps you need a Bluetooth player in your space. A wall in your room dedicated to canvas prints. A monitor that shows ballet dancers on loop. Whatever you need, get it.