Inspiration Blog Hop

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.