Finding Design Inspiration

“If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us.” ~Daisaku Ikeda

Inspiration is a tricky thing!  Sometimes it sweeps you along like a tidal wave and there's never enough time in the day to transform your thoughts and that torrent of creativity into reality......and then other times it can feel non-existent! A battle to find even a trickle of movement to help you along your way.  

I always find it interesting to hear how designers and artists find their inspiration.  To hear what sparks a thought, what ignites that creative process of distilling an idea into a finished article, whether it be a piece of jewellery, a new painting or a sculpture.

Finding what inspires you, its definitely an art in itself!  For me, sometimes all it takes is sitting down with a piece of paper and pencil, sketching out some ideas for a new piece & Voila!  Sometimes it can be a much, much longer process.

Over time I have found a few ways, so when I'm feeling creatively empty I can try and recharge the battery.  I love being outside and going for a walk is a great way to clear the head.  Being surrounded by trees, the hills or a sandy beach and submerging my senses in the sights, sounds and smells of it all.  I find it really helps give some space and return to the studio feeling recharged (well....usually!).  Be it a lovely sunny day or a wind swept, baltic one!  And lets be honest, living in Scotland its more likely to be the latter!

These are some pics I took a couple of days ago when out for a walk with my partner.  The sea air certainly cleared the head and we had fun taking some time out for a bit of photography.

Beach Photography

Pinterest is also great for finding inspiration, there is just so much amazing content.  Browsing through images and creating different themed boards is a great way to spark an idea for a new design or get that creative pizzaz going!  

Here are a few of my Pinterest boards I have created & some of my resin work below inspired from this.

Abstract Inspiration Board

Winter Shades Inspiration Board

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JoJo Blue Design Abstract Scoop Necklace

JoJo Blue Design Ocean Sunset Pendant

Here's to finding inspiration in every walk of life!  And also knowing when it is okay to take a break and have that cup of tea.

Sheena x