As many of you readers may be, I too am a creative soul. And I wholeheartedly believe that God designed me this way. He designed me with a passion to create as well as a great appreciation for His creation. This is why I am so humbled and proud to use the gifts and passions he has curated inside me. Because it means I am ever inching toward the purpose He has for me.
With that in mind, today I am happy to share just a few of the things that inspire my creative process.
// Solitude //
Since becoming a Stay-at-Home Mom to two little ones, I've realized what a gift simple solitude can be. It's a rare and fleeting thing for me in my current season of life. And because it's so elusive, I find that when I do make the effort to seek it with intention, it energizes and inspires me so deeply. I use that time for reflection, journaling, reading, praying and dreaming up new art prints for my Etsy shop.
// Observing an Art Form other than my own //
I consider Graphic Design and Photography to be the two art forms that I am most passionate about and actually produce myself. But sometimes, the very thing that inspires me most is taking part in a completely different arm form than my own. Music makes my heart sing. And although I am not a musician myself, it's a form of art that inspires me daily. I also appreciate film, jewelry making, and the masterful art of the written word.
// A Change of Scenery //
Again due to the current season of young motherhood that I'm in, I find that a simple change of scenery always helps to rejuvenate my senses and spark my creativity. Last year my husband and I took a trip to Sonoma, California. And for this east coast girl, it was such a wonderful experience! The weather, the breathtakingly beautiful vineyards, the culture of wine country, and the time away from my usual routine was so life-giving. I came back home with a notebook full of new creative ideas to pursue.
So there you have it, my current favorite ways to stay artful and inspired. Creativity is so unique and gracious isn't it? Thanks for reading!
Bri Carlisle is a Blogger, Graphic Designer and Etsy Shop Owner. She lives just outside of Philadelphia with her husband of seven years, and two fun kiddos who help sanctify her daily. You can visit her at her blog, Woven where she attempts to photojournal her simple yet beautiful life alongside thoughts about motherhood, faith and artful living. Also connect at Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.