Simple inspiration: What's inspiring my artwork and jewelry

Do you ever just have to stop and snap a quick picture? Thank goodness for our phones these days. Inspiration lingers every where. Here's a few glimpses of colors, textures, and patterns that snagged my eye and heart this week: 

shadows of leaves dancing on the ground.

shadows of leaves dancing on the ground.

a minimalist pattern in the mountain snow melt. 

a minimalist pattern in the mountain snow melt. 

fantastic ripples in an alpine pond. 

fantastic ripples in an alpine pond. 

I can't wait to see how these inspire new work! 

What are some of your favorite sources of inspiration? Do share! 

Delicate Details in Nature: A Quiet Lesson of Inspiration & Gratitude

Allowing yourself to see and appreciate the small beauties and details can make a great difference in your daily outlook. Today, witnessing the patterns of frost helped me pause in awe and gratitude. What wonder. 

frost feather patterns 

frost feather patterns 

Even though, like many of you, I feel ready for spring, it was nice to not wish away this gift of time. It felt fulfilling to allow a simple pattern in nature to fill my reservoir with inspiration. Nature reflects the ultimate creator's work and it reminds me of the limitless possibilities of shapes, colors, patterns, and textures that we can bring to existence in our own artistic creations. 

Today as I enter the studio, I come with a sense of purpose and readiness to explore new design possibilities. I'm not here to wish away time (I wish it were spring. I wish it were the weekend. Etc.), I'm alive and choosing to live this day. 

Let your imagination and inspiration be filled today and overtime. Whether it's the pattern of frost (as it was for me today), the colors of new fashion lines, a song, movement, smell, or  architecture... we're always surrounded by the potential for a change in feeling and perspective. Be mindful and discover something new in the ordinary today.

I'm curious, what thing inspired you most today? Or where did you feel gratitude? Hope your day is filled with the joy of being alive.  

Inspiration of the Week : Color, Mountains, and Perspective

Much of my inspiration comes from the constantly changing display of colors in Colorado. On my drive home, I had to pull over to admire the view. The mountain sunset sky was perfectly doubled in its roadside lake reflection. Soft blue transitions to peach and into the darker outline of mountains and land. 

Sometimes a little perspective change enhances everything. 

Sometimes a little perspective change enhances everything. 

I had to snap a few photographs for the landscape before continuing the journey home. Do you ever have to stop and give time for truly taking things in? I love a good slow moment. Here it was an amplified world of pastel. Definitely has me inspired to create my own reflections of that beauty in the upcoming jewelry I create.  

Inspire Your Own Creative Buzz Today

There's something about being around certain objects, words, colors, and textures that peak my creativity. Do certain things do that for you too? Here are some things inspiring me today: 

Black and yellow are definite buzz colors for me today (and so says the bees). Yellow speaks of energy, excitement, and optimism. Black balances this with a grounded seriousness and sophistication. I hope whatever you're working on today, that you're surrounding yourself with positive and uplifting thoughts, objects, words, and community. 

Now let your creativity fly! 

Color My Mornings: Soulful Self-care

There's something about the energy of a new day that feels fresh and full of possibilities. I do believe things are better in the morning. Today I ran out (in my pajamas, mind you) when I noticed the world was illuminated with rose light. I was so thankful to see the mountains waking up. The warm sunlight rolled out and reached the highest peaks before stretching the entire mountain range. Usually people face East to catch the sunrise... today, I found beauty in looking West, seeing the way the sun greeted the landscape.

Sunrise meeting the tallest peaks first. 

Sunrise meeting the tallest peaks first. 

This sight was a reset for my soul. Total gratitude and peace in that moment. I always do my best creative work when I slow down and get grounded in awe and nature. Look at those colors! Who wouldn't feel inspired? 

How do you recenter yourself? Are you a nature-needer? Treat yourself to a massage? Manicure? Yoga? I hope whatever it is, you're making space to take care of you. 

Be well,

Lynsey