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February Inspiration

Time passes by so quickly these days. For the last couple of months I have been carried away creating new artworks for clients; enjoying every possible moment playing and snuggling with my two year old little gentleman; and soaking up special moments spent as a little family; and just like that it is already February…

So from now on I promise to spend more time updating this space! I know, I know, I have said this before but this time I mean it. Truly I do. I want to start sharing more of my artworks, inspirations and weekly adventures with you once again.

So here is a little look at my February inspiration board…

Maybe it’s because February is upon us or I am simply experiencing the joy of pregnancy once again, but my inspiration board is currently feeling very whimsy and romantic. Shades of red and pink are my favourite; ballerinas are blissfully balancing around my board; and butterflies are floating next to Valentino and the prettiest blossoms…

Happy Valentine’s Day xx

But I would love to know, what is inspiring you this Valentine’s Day? xx

Photos from pinterest.com

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December Inspiration

As the mummy of a boisterous, beautiful nearly two year old little gentleman, I try to fill our days with as much warmth, love, sunshine, and happiness as infinitely possible.

Singing, dancing, watching, running, playing, swimming, talking, eating. And did I mention lots and lots of twinkle twinkle little star? There is so much to do; so much to learn; so much to experience. As a mummy, a designer and / or whatever your daily activities might encompass it is important to remain inspired.

The inspiration board from my latest artwork series is definitely a reflection of my current state of mind. With Summer now upon us, we are spending our days delighting in all of the simple pleasures; the joy of beautiful blue skies; warm air; frequent trips to the pool; soaking up sun rays; and enjoying quality time with family and friends. The holidays are coming and it truly is the most beautiful time of year.

So right now my inspiration board looks a little like this…

What is inspiring you this December? xx

Photos from pinterest.com

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May Inspiration

When inspiration strikes it creates all kinds of magic. Magic that will keep you working through the night, when previously you would have been too tired to even stand. It can send you on missions and adventures; meeting people and seeing places you never even imagined.

But sometimes it can be equally hard to find. You can go searching; yet this in itself can feel like the more you look, the less likely it will ever appear. Yet even in the worst drought of inspiring content a light bulb moment will eventually appear… {I said eventually}. And it could be at any time of day or night. And it will most likely be in the least likely of places – the supermarket, swimming pool or even the elevator. Yet when it does strike I have found you have to be ready for it. An inspiration fairy won’t necessarily stay too long, especially when you have hundreds of things already occupying your mental ‘to do’ list.

So, when it comes to starting a new collection of artworks, I always create an inspiration board to ignite my imagination and set my mind racing. Who is my woman; where is she going; where is she from; what is she wearing; what is she reading? And so on and so on. I also carry a little notebook or have my iphone nearby to jot down any sudden strokes of genius.

Right now my inspiration board looks a little like this…

It’s all about monochromatic detail; bursts of colour; inspiring quotes; beautiful flowers; different textures and embellishment; statement pieces; New York; timeless beauty; exquisite hair; Chanel; a way of living glamorously every day…

I would love to know what is inspiring you right now? xx

Photos from theyallhateus.com // pinterest.com/sarahcrawfordau

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