Inspiration is everywhere. You don’t need to look any further than Pinterest to see that inspiration without execution can be a complete waste of time. Not that Pinterest can’t be useful, but if you’ve spent any time over there, you know exactly what I mean.Inspiration needs an outlet. Be inspired but don’t let that inspiration fade away into nothing. Do something with it. If your medium for expression is drawing, draw. If it’s painting, paint. If it’s writing, write. If it’s fabric, start cutting.Whatever form it takes, keep yourself stocked with the supplies required. How many times have you heard someone say, maybe even yourself, they would have done something creative if only “___”. Fill in the blank. If only they’d had paper and pen when the moment struck. If only they’d had the right fabrics to execute the idea in their head. If only, if only, if only.
I don’t know about you, but this is not a litany I enjoy hearing–from myself or anyone else. I don’t want to get to the end of my life and have nothing but empty excuses. I want to leave a trail of creativity behind, a trail blazed in color and pattern that meanders through the greater tapestry of this point in space and time.
Nothing is going to happen if you don’t get up and start executing those inspirations. They don’t manifest themselves. It takes time, effort and a lot of energy. There may be some false starts, some complete failures. But it’s all part of the process. Every bit of it is necessary. Carolina talked about this on her blog this week. Her attitude is right on.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Just start doing. It’s a new month today, the perfect place to begin building new habits.