Inspiration: Feeling Inspired

Inspiration: Feeling Inspired

Generally any book I pickup will be filled to the brim with pictures, I’m naturally drawn to them. As I look at my bookshelf my books are generally how to do or make something – cooking – crafts – flower arranging – gardening the list goes on! It’s actually only a few years ago the penny dropped the reason I have so many picture books. It was the images that filled my creative needs that inspired me to try something different a new recipe or plant arrangements in the garden or just generally feel inspired. I find when I’m having one of those creative lulls, if having a fresh coffee and a walk is not helping those creative juices. It’s time to look at a few of my favourite books. It’s the images I drool over even the texture of the book and the smell of the printing ink and the joy of turning each page to reveal more beautiful imagery that brings back my inspiration and creativity.

My most recent book is ‘Inspire’ the art of living with nature by Willow Crossley it’s filled with wonderful pictures (surprise surprise). There are many other places to go to if you are in one of those creative funks Pinterest is great for this and I’ve just started following Emily Quinton on Instagram her daily photos are a treat!

So with all this in mind but no real plan I headed over to my parents (as I have little outside space) just to have a go at creating and inspiring myself, this time was just for me a spur of the moment yesterday. Yes I’m sure these beautiful books with gorgeous images take a lot of planning I bet every page has a mood board and hours of thought and an amazing team behind them… but this was just for me to inspire me.

old lock and key
As wedding photographers we often have little time on a wedding day to plan and style all the wedding details we have to take what there is and use our imagination quickly.
So I had a lovely afternoon pottering round and taking my time looking for things to use, think I will do this again soon.
foxgloves
The garden is looking pretty lush at the moment with homegrown foxgloves galore it’s such a tranquil place to be.
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Willow Crossley’s book ‘Inspire’ the art of living with nature

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