Inspiration Book Series: Prompt 3

Inspiration Book Series

Want to feel more inspired and creative?

Want to find your inspiration?

My free Inspiration Book Series will help you!

Each week get a creatively inspiring prompt right here on my website.  Do the prompt in your Inspiration Book and feel more inspired!

For an introduction to the Inspiration Book Series, check out the Inspiration Book Introduction.

For all of the Inspiration Book Series prompts, click here.

Prompt 3:  Go for a Walk

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Prompt 3 is about going for a walk and paying attention to what you find.  And I’m talking about physical things you find on the ground.  It may be feathers, twigs and rocks or things like zipper pulls that fell off someone’s clothes.

Inspiration Book Series Prompt 3

Steps:

  • Go for a walk.  This can be in your town or out in the country or even just around your own backyard.  Keep your eyes open for interesting things you find along the way.  I find a ton of feathers when I’m walking, but I also find twigs and random bits like zipper pulls, which I collect.
  • Pick one thing and stick it in your album.  (If it’s too big and won’t fit, then draw it!)
  • Draw the item different ways on the page.
  • Repeat as much as you like!

I know that most of you are jewelry makers, so drawing isn’t necessarily your strong suit.  Just give it a try!

Reflection:

Think about the shapes of the items.  Is there anything that is inspiring for your next jewelry piece?

If you have ideas, sketch them in your Inspiration Book!


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Inspired Book Series: Prompt 2

Inspiration Book Series

Want to feel more inspired and creative every day?

Want to find your inspiration?

My new free Inspiration Book Series will help you!

Each week get a creatively inspiring prompt right here on my website.  Do the prompt in your Inspiration book and feel more inspired!

Get all of the prompts here:  Inspiration Book Series

Prompt 2:  I Feel Happiest When . . .

Video:

Inspiration Book Series Prompt 2

Steps:

  • Use the prompt “I’m happiest when __________” and fill in the blank.
  • Respond in any way you like.  I used photos and a list or you can use just a list, make a collage, draw or anything you think of!

Inspiration Book Series Prompt 2

Inspiration Book Series Prompt 2

Reflection:

How can you bring more of these things into your life?


I use my Inspiration Book to help inspire my creativity in jewelry making.  If you want to learn how to make wire wrapped jewelry, get my Free Intro to Wire Wrapping eCourse.  You’ll learn everything you need to know to start making wire jewelry and you’ll even get a few simple jewelry projects!

Get started today:

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Inspiration Book Series: Prompt 1

Inspiration Book Series

Want to feel more inspired and creative every day?

Want to find your inspiration?

My new free Inspiration Book Series will help you!

Each week get a creatively inspiring prompt right here on my website.  Do the prompt in your Inspiration book and feel more inspired!

(For an introduction to the Inspiration Book Series, click here.)

Prompt #1:  Color Collage

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Inspiration Book Series Prompt 1

Prompt 1 is all about color.

Steps:

  • Go through old magazines and pull out pictures where you are really attracted to the colors.  (There’s a tip for finding old magazines in the Inspiration Book Series Introduction.)
  • If you like it, cut it out even if it’s colors that you normally aren’t attracted to.
  • Make a collage in your Inspiration Book
  • Look at your collage.  Is there anything interesting or revealing?

Collage:

  • Just cut out the pictures or even pieces of pictures that you like the best.  Remember, we’re just thinking about color here, so the actual picture doesn’t necessarily matter, but just the colors in it.
  • Glue down the pictures in your Inspiration Book using a glue stick.
  • You can arrange things first before you glue them down or just go for it.
  • I want to remind you to let go of perfection.  This book is for you.  The most important thing is to make your Inspiration Book and use it.  (Sometimes perfection can be a great procrastination tool!)

Inspiration Book Series Prompt 1

Reflection:

Are there any surprises in your color choices?

Or maybe this just reinforced what you already know to be your favorite colors.

Any colors that are used together in ways that you hadn’t tried before?

I don’t normally love the color yellow, but yellow showed up a lot in my color collage.  So I’m going to think about yellow when I’m choosing colors for my jewelry designs in the future. I also love how the light pink and yellow look together, so I’ll try that combination in the future as well.

You may want to write down your findings in your Inspiration Book.

Inspiration Book Series Prompt 1


I use my Inspiration Book to help inspire my creativity in jewelry making.  If you want to learn how to make wire wrapped jewelry, get my Free Intro to Wire Wrapping eCourse.  You’ll learn everything you need to know to start making wire jewelry and you’ll even get a few simple jewelry projects!

Get started today:

Get the Free Intro to Wire Wrapping eCourse:

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Inspiration Book Series: Introduction

 

Inspiration Book Series

Want to feel more inspired every day?

Want to find your inspiration?

My new free Inspiration Book Series will help you!

Each week get a creatively inspiring prompt right here on my website.  Do the prompt in your Inspiration book and feel more inspired!

Here’s a video to explain the Inspiration Book:

Journals

What you need now:

  • A sketch book, journal or notebook of any kind!
  • Your favorite pen(s).

Writing implements

Additional supplies we’ll use:

  • Markers, crayons, watercolors or colored pencils (whatever your favorite is!  You don’t need anything new. Just use what you already have.)
  • Old magazines – some of the prompts will involve making collages from magazines.  If you don’t subscribe to any (or you don’t want to cut them up!) then:
    • Check your local library.  My library has shelves of their free old magazines that you can just take.
    • Ask your friends or neighbors to save their old magazines for you.
    • Ask at offices you visit if they’re getting rid of their old magazines.
    • Note:  you won’t need a ton of magazines. It’s just good to think about ahead of time.
  • Camera or phone with camera – this is really optional, but I love photos in my Inspiration Book.

Let go of perfection:

I want you to use your book, so don’t worry about getting things perfect.  Stick anything in there that inspires you:  drawings, things you clip out from magazines, photos that you take of things that inspire you, favorite quotes, ideas, jewelry sketches.  Get it in your Inspiration Book for future reference!

So even though I’ll be providing weekly prompts, please use your Inspiration Book to add anything that inspires you every day.

I mention in the video that I’m using a smaller journal for my Inspiration Book so I can carry it with me.  When something catches your attention, put it in your Inspiration Book right away.  Don’t worry about making a beautiful page.  That’s not what the Inspiration Book is about.  The Inspiration Book is to capture inspiration and ideas.

(If you want to make a beautiful page then you can do that.  Just make sure to capture your idea or inspiration right away so you don’t lose it first.)

Coming up next:

Get ready!  We start next week.  Find a journal to use and maybe gather up a few supplies so you’re ready.