Everyday the wheels in my head are turning. I’ve always got something on my mind:
What dish can I make with these leftover ingredients before they go bad?
What should I wear?
How can I improve my photo-taking skills?
What should I blog about about next week?
What do I want to do with my life, career-wise?
How do I go about traveling the world with as little money as possible?
I may not have the answers to these questions. But I’m finding my way in the details, those little things in life that are so often overlooked. It lies in the shape of a cloud, a random conversation with a stranger or an advertisement on the side of the bus to create a light bulb moment.
When I feel like I could be running low on ideas, I like to turn to my scrapbook, a collection of articles, quotes and images ripped out from magazines and books. Things that are useful to remember. Things that stimulate my mind. Things that are visually interesting. Things I aspire to.
And it never ceases to amaze me. How a concept is born from something as trivial as an album review or a photo of a blushing bride.
In these cases, I always make sure to have my notebook with me. You never know when an interesting thought will strike.
These days, I’m finding a wealth of inspiration from Pinterest. It’s such a functional and visual bookmarking website. Which is so convenient for a perennial bookmarker like myself. I love that I can access my pins from any computer or Smartphone. The world wide web is just a brilliant thing, really.
Where do you turn to for a little boost of creativity?