1.the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
Inspiration can come from anywhere, anything, or anyone. Working in an environment where I am constantly surrounded by pretty things and talented minds, sometimes the inspiration is overwhelming – there are so many things to love! Just as one idea comes in to fruition, I spy something else that delights my senses and just like that, another idea steals my attention and takes root.
I’m at a networking event at a new event venue downtown. A luring glass of champagne, garnished with cranberries winks from across the room. So simple, yet timeless. One sip takes me straight back to the last time I indulged in champagne: Europe. The old world charm beckons me. A cool winter afternoon in Prague; the red roof tops peeking out from beneath the frost. Suddenly, the inspiration was everywhere.
Choosing a color palette may not always be about displaying your favorite colors; it’s about creating an atmosphere. Whether that’s a comfortable space in your own home, your favorite restaurant, or an image in a magazine that made you reminisce about a vacation you took, run with it. A familiar smell, a taste, a deja vu transports you to a familiar time and place. Hold on to those feelings, because that’s what drives your inspiration. Let your mind wander.