The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Happy Tuesday, y'all! Trish from Trishstitched nominated me for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award, and gosh, am I flattered. Thank you, Trish!

Here’s how the award works!
Award Guidelines:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
2. Display the award logo in a blog entry
3. List the award guidelines so your nominees will know what to do
4. State 7 hidden facts about yourself OR 3 things that inspire you.
5. Nominate other blogger friends for the award.
So, I'll choose option 3 and tell you a little about what inspires me, and my creative process. It's easy for me to find inspiration in most things, pictures from magazines (and Pinterest, 'cause let's be real, that site is inspiration overload), other people's work, things I see at Target, spools of thread, just about anything, really. If I had to narrow it down to three specific things, however, I would say that nature, my Mom, and old stuff are the three things that I draw the most from. 

1. Nature

I have a pretty healthy love for plants and nature as it is, so I often find myself soaking in the beauty of the natural world whether it's a single leaf or of those little mushroom that grow on the football field where I walk the track in the morning. Color is always an enormous inspirational factor that I find in nature (look at the color of that Zinnia! #nofilter), but there are such beautiful patterns and emotions to be taken from nature as well. 

2. My Mother Dearest

Sigh. What to say about my Mom? Well, she's simply the most incredible person I know. She is an absolute powerhouse of creativity. She spins, she dyes, she weaves, she sews, she woodburns, she beads, she paints, she writes, she felts, she photographs. She can turn stinky seaweed into the most beautiful baskets, and she is the queen supreme of making new wood look old. My Mother (and my sister) own a business in Northern California called The Tin Thimble, and you can find more about her and their business on their website. My Mom can read a sentence in a book, see a coral color rick rack she loves, and build a whole children's clothing line out of it like *THAT!*. I can't even imagine my Mother's creative process, but damn is it inspiring.

4. Old Stuff

"Old Stuff" is sort of generic, I realize. But I mean that old things in general are inspiring to me. Old, dilapidated houses, shards of vintage Pyrex, sewing patterns from the 1930's, Sears & Roebuck catalogs from 1904, atomic-era pink tile bathrooms, victorian undergarments, and photographs from just about any era older than myself. 

Lastly, I would like to nominate Jenny of A Domestic Wildflower for the award. She's a Northern California girl like myself (we even went to the same university) and I think her blog is just lovely. Please take a moment to check it out!

As always, thank you for reading and have a lovely week!

1 comment

  1. Thanks for joining in! I love to see where creative people get their inspiration from. Your mom's creations are BEAUTIFUL!


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