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.
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.
How have you been finding inspiration lately?