Monday, March 26, 2012

inspiration monday


sometimes when you're crunched for inspiration, 
just think about your favorite shape..... 





and ask yourself
"i wonder how many journal pages i can fill using this shape?"





there are lots of fun shapey things in our everyday lives that
you can add to your journal.....






and don't forget to look to
your imagination for good ideas, too!





and when you've found lots of fun things inside the house,
let inspiration lead you out into the garden.....






(but watch your step,
because you never know what's lurking out there!)






 when you've filled your journal pages with lots of shapey goodness,
i'll bet you'll have an inspiration lightbulb over your head......
and you'll be so full of great ideas, you won't know which one to start first!


{this circle-safari was created in my strathmore visual journal for mixed media using micron pens, koi watercolors, derwent watercolor pencils,  water brush, 4B graphite pencil}








31 comments:

Claudia said...

You inspired me once again. Off to begin my "circle" journal. I have already sketched out at least 20 circle ideas. Now off to cut out lots of circles to bind and make into a journal. I can't wait to create. Oh...after that I think I will try ovals.....it is getting close to Easter!

marysza said...

beautiful;O!!!!

Eden said...

I love this!! Your suggestion for inspiration was so darn simple! I have to remember that....and Lori, when is Chocolate time? This one cracked me up :D

Margaret said...

You never fail to impress me with your ideas and designs. Fabulous as always :o)

Margaret xx

Cori Lynn Berg said...

awwwwwww i've missed you! Been too busy the last months for bloggy world. You made my monday with this playful post! xx

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

brilliant! thanks for the so simple way to set off a spark.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

toooooo coooooool.....love this!!
A Monday full of inspiration,,,thanx!

Sandi said...

oh fun inspiration, love each one, especially the lady bug. Hugs

Jeanette said...

Lori! Amazing!!! Or, should I say, "O-mazing!!!" What a fabulous idea, of course. Every one is just fabulous. The ideas are just swirling about. Oh, how about swirls?!? Wishing you an "O"utstanding Monday! ;)
xoox, Jeanette

Mad Moiselle said...

O, how I like your drawings! You should illustrate books!

Christine said...

So simple yet so inspirational!

Beautiful work!

wv said...

the world is run by petroleum companies....

the blogs are run with microns....

April Cole said...

Jumping for joy...
You made me super excited, with these fun and inspirational illustrations! :]
Thank you for sharing...
Happy Monday!

Eulalia said...

My circle inspiration...to put on weight on my round nice face!!
Your drawings change my life into a rainbow!
Thank you always Lori to make special my hours.
xoxoxo Eulalia

Jean M. said...

Boy oh boy you are so creative. Love your pages and the inspiration you share:)

Claire M said...

Great ideas. I'd add a big round SUNSHINE too!

Tammie Lee said...

such a sweet and fun idea
i enjoyed seeing each of your pieces

Amy said...

Love this idea and I have to say- I need one of those clocks! Lovely pages.

Willy said...

Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration, Lori!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Lori! I missed your blog and creativity! I really love "inspiration monday"! Now I need to find me some chocolate. :)

ellie said...

you rock! (do a wheel with your circles and you can roll, too!)

rachel awes said...

i love all you caught in your circlings! (especially the chocolate clock!!). xox

france papillon said...

every time i'm amazed how wonderfully you put simple words and ideas down in images. really appealing, inspiring, amazing :)

Martha Lever said...

So cute, Lori! Love the chocolate clock!! :))

pat said...

Love the idea of taking a shape so far. Great ideas!

Createology said...

You are amazing with such a simple circle. Your drawings are super adorable. Infinite Inspirations are you...

Diane Duda said...

:) very good!
i ALWAYS start with a circle.

Charmingdesigns said...

you are soooo clever!!! love it

Melissa said...

New to your blog...
IN. LOVE. WITH. IT!

What do you use to get such beautiful shading in your drawings?

The Cat's Meow said...

WOW!!! What a great dose of inspiration. It was just what I needed tonight to get out of a slump. Thanks for sharing you!!

Heather >^..^<

Marleen Derweduwen said...

i love ittttttttttttt

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