Unmasking What Inspires Us to Create
Sometimes you have to stop what you are doing and say “Why am I doing this?” If you have valid answers for this question, then that is what inspires you. It really is that simple. In today’s blog, I will unmask the key areas that inspire me to create.
For starters, I started scrapbooking to document the pregnancy of my firstborn. I did not think in a million years that I would continue this hobby 12 years later. However, I enjoy this hobby because it lets me center my emotions. It is my form of meditation. You may laugh, but I do go through a process to get myself in the mood to craft. Especially, now that I have a following. Here is where I grab my inspiration:
Looking back at their milestones and accomplishments tends to clear my mind of negativity, so I tend to lose track of time when I am crafting (once I get in the groove). Additionally, my husband can sense when I am stressed out, in which he recommends me to step into the craft room. Ultimately, I love seeing my sons and husband flipping through my albums reminiscing on the memory.
Ironically, since I starting sharing my work on Instagram, I have learned that everyone’s eye is not the same. There have been some pieces of work that I thought was not worth sharing, but half of the time my followers give me AMAZING feedback on the work. Surprisingly, this feedback actually keeps me motivated to want to create more, and actually, be more innovative.
A lot of negativity does surround scrapbooking because it requires so much time. I am motivated to let others know that it is quite easy to scrapbook. My goal with this blog is to show you that scrapbooking and crafting is as simple as you make it.
Unmasking what inspires you allows you to continue to scrapbook even when you hit a point where you have lost all motivation. Relying on what inspires you will ultimately allow you to continue to be creative even during hard times.
So I ask you “What inspires you to create?”