The ever-inspiring Kelsey tagged me last week to participate in an Inspiration Blog Hop. So honored, I immediately said yes and started thinking through the passed along questions about creativity. So here we go.
What are you working on?
Project Life – This is always an ‘in progress’ project. My album rarely leaves my desk and, to be honest, most days I am reaching over it to type emails. But having it out all the time keeps it fresh in my brain and at the top of my to-do list when I have the chance to work on “fun” stuff.
Our Home – Another ‘in progress’ project since we almost always have something in the works. We just finished up the boys’ bathroom over the weekend, a renovation we started back in June. Glad to have it done and while we’ll likely take a break for awhile now, we have a giant list of things to tackle in the future and we’re always planning out what will be next.
Misc – I have a couple of small wood projects on my to-do list, but I haven’t found the time for it yet. Hoping to very soon though!
How does your work differ from others?
Hmmm…I like to keep most of my projects (whether memory keeping related or home decor related) photo-focused, simple, & clean. I like to start with a neutral backdrop and add burst of color here and there.
Why do you create what you do?
When I’m able to create, whether it’s taking photographs, scrapbooking, decorating & renovating our home, I feel happier. I smile more. I feel whole. I feel productive. I like to fill my life with beauty or find the beauty in life.
How does your creating process work?
It usually starts with a notebook. If I don’t write it down, it gets lost in my mind forever.
I keep several small notebooks on my desk, along with my planner. I make lists, I write out ideas, I plan when and how I’ll get them done. When I have the time, I pick one and go for it.
This is the part I’m supposed to nominate other creative bloggers I am inspired by. But so many of the creative bloggers I follow have already been nominated and tagged! I love discovering new blogs when people leave comments here, so if you’re interested, I would love to hear about you and what you do creatively! Leave a comment, answer these questions on your blog next Monday, and I’ll be sure to stop by.