Saturday, May 23, 2015

Blog Every Day In May - Finding INSPIRATION

I know that Pinterest has become a place to collect and organize INSPIRATION, however I really don't pin! I did set up a Pinterest account, but the only time I scroll through a Pinterest board is when I occasionally click a link from someone's blog post. From this limited exposure, I know that Pinterest could become very addictive and time-consuming. I much prefer to get out and about for an INSPIRATION outing!

I enjoy outings that allow me to seek INSPIRATION away from the computer, get me out of my normal routine, provide opportunities to practice photography, spark creative ideas, and help me find beauty and FUN in the world around me. Last year I especially enjoyed a morning at the Oscar de la Renta Five Decades of Style exhibit, and a few years ago Robbie and I spent a FUN and inspirational day at Eisenhower State Park. My friend Ellyn and I had several outings a couple of years ago - we toured the Dallas Blooms at the Arboretum, visited a park and grocery store, and enjoyed the exhibits at the Dallas Museum of Art.

When Cheri and I visited the Frisco Mercantile recently, it was also an outing filled with INSPIRATION. Along with all those signs, we found lots of creative ideas.



My favorite items were these letters cut from Reader's Digest Condensed books.




I also liked these wreaths, although (as Cheri pointed out) they look like a ton of work to create.



I think a smaller version of this Texas string art would be great as a scrapbook layout embellishment.


I'm collecting ideas for creating decorative trees, so these cloth covered cones caught my eye.


And, finally, the pressed flower arrangements preserved in this old window frame created a beautiful piece of art.


Do you enjoy INSPIRATION outings? Please share ideas for other outings in the comments! I'm hoping to get out for regular outings again beginning next month.


Today I'm linking up with Cate and her challenge to blog every day in May.

5 comments:

Sian said...

Yes: pinterest is stuffed with good things, but we need the bloggers to get out and about and find lots of new inspiration so they can create new posts everyone is going to want to pin

MonicaB said...

I don't do enough inspiration outings. But when I do get to do one I really enjoy it and find it refreshing.

Ellyn said...

let's get our inspiration days going again when I get home! I miss them

Susanne said...

That looks like my kind of outing too.

Barbara Eads said...

I agree with you! I much prefer going out for my inspiration. But I have to say, if you are looking for something in particular---whether it's a recipe or decorating idea, Pinterest has it all!! I also agree that Pinterest can be a huge time waster. I don't go there unless I'm looking for something in particular.