One of the favorite things in the house is my inspiration board. I can’t remember exactly where I found the idea, but when I redid my office, I decided to put one together.
I found this ribbon board at a garage sale, but you can also do this with cork boards or magnetic boards. Now that I look, it looks like Target has one just like the one I have online.
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Once you have the board, you can stick whatever it is that inspires you to it. For me, it was photos of things and people in my life, gifts, art, amusing buttons, quotes and dried herbs from my garden.
Here are a few of my favorite details:
I love that button. If you can’t read that quote, it’s “I will open the window of my house to breezes from all directions, but I will not be blown from my feet by any of them. – Mahatma Gandhi”
That post card came from either a thrift or antique store. The animated critter is Foamy the Squirrel (our lord and master), and that inspiration sticker is from NaNoWriMo 2014. The Worship the Goddesses button is from the sci-fi/fantasy convention I go to every year.
A gorgeous hand drawn picture of one of my characters done by a dear friend, and the Gods Eye my niece sent to me this past Christmas. I’m so happy to have another yarn-crafter in the family. Maybe she’d like to learn some knitting and crochet from her auntie one day.
A couple more quotes – “We never really lose our strength. Sometimes, we just lose sight of it.” (That one’s from yours truly.) “Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide. – Marva Collins” The plot bunny is from NaNoWriMo, too, and that photo is of The Gorge in Oregon. The buttons are more convention souvenirs.
As time passes, it will continue to evolve. Some things may be taken down, while others will be put up.
That’s the beauty behind these inspiration boards. You can make it into whatever you’d like. It can be haphazard, like mine is, or it can have a specific theme. You can use it to help keep your spirits up, like I do, as a way to plan things like home renovations, or to meet specific goals.
Do you have something like this in your home? What inspires you?