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Monday Musings {5/12/2014}

I went out of town this past weekend. It was a trip that my husband and I had planned from months ago, and it might just be the last time we fly somewhere for a while. It is interesting how my decision to leave my full time job is subtly adjusting our lives. I won’t miss driving down to LAX and being there hours and hours before a flight just in case traffic on 405 is insane. I won’t miss the feeling of having to strip down to get through the security line. But I will miss the stealth moments of quiet stolen with my husband that sometimes you can only get in the busy bustle of an airport.

This weekend I took a sketch book and colored pencils with me on our trip. I came up with several new ideas that I am looking forward to exploring in the upcoming weeks.

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I was inspired by the tread on the bottom of a shoe, the lines of a bench, stained glass windows, a blanket found at a yard sale, and an electrical outlet (among other things). It has been years since I doodled like I did this weekend, and I found it to be a really freeing and fun experience to re-discover. Additionally, I had a lot of fun sharing this process with family.

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How have you been finding inspiration lately?

0 thoughts on “Monday Musings {5/12/2014}

  1. Visiting from the blog hop discussion group! 🙂 I love that you’ve been sketching and have been finding a lot of inspiration! It’s been way too long since I’ve taken a day to just explore and be inspired. Thanks for the extra motivation!

    1. Thanks for stopping by from the blog hop discussion group. I think sometimes we get so busy and caught up in trying to complete work that we miss the creativity that slowing down can offer.

  2. kittywilkin says:

    I’m also visiting from the blog hop! Last night I spent about 20 minutes sketching, for the first time in a while. I realized it’s something I can do while supervising/playing with my children, so maybe I’ll do it more often! It’s amazing where inspiration strikes when you open yourself to it! My biggest points of inspiration lay in nature, usually. Or simply in the workings of my rapid-fire brain.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)