Hello my Gorgeous gauche-ettes! Kristie Taylor here with a little something to inspire you:
Are you a “pinner”?
I am an avid “pinner” and I often use these pins and likes to help jump start the creative process. I pin food that looks delicious or looks easy to make. Most of us are looking for fast and easy in out everyday lives and pinterest can help with that. Although some of us just pin like crazy and never do any of it..lol
I WAS one of those I had thousands of pins and hadn’t done any of the things.Yummy food, diet friendly food, design ideas, crafts to try, beautiful clothing, and just things with beautiful colors. And all I ever did was to “Pin it” and forget it.
But then one day after one hellacious week full of the stress of everyday life, I was nearing deadline on a project and had literally NO IDEA what I was going to make. And when I say NO IDEA I mean blank slate in the brain..like brain dead… like roadkill dead…. no pulse, like the no C.P.R. in the world will ever bring it back kind of dead.
And so what did I do? Being the worlds best procrastinator, I picked up my handy dandy phone and went to pinterest to waste time. 😀 dont judge!! you know you have done it too……
So browsing and pinning away, I come across this image
the original pin can be found here:
I just love this image!! so as I quickly click “pin” to save it, I say to myself…. “Self, why dont you look at the colors closer” so I go back to the image and suddenly I am filled to the brim with ideas of ways to use these colors together! And there, Brain dead creativity Restored!!
That is when I came up with this canvas..
Yes I am aware that it has absolutely nothing to do with the beach, but it has a lot in common with the colors in the photo. I used the blue from the water, along with the green from the tress. The golds are from the wood on the side of the hut and the orange is from the sky. Absolutely beautiful together!
Now lets take a peek at a few more:
Take this image for instance:
the original post can be found here:
Isnt she regal? I love her colors!! So I took her colors and created the scrapbook page:
Once again, it has nothing to do with the original photo, but everything to do with the colors.
But you dont have to create with only the colors, you can use other aspects of and image to boost your creativity.
Like this one for instance:
Original pin can be found here:https://www.pinterest.com/pin/286682332506745960/
From this one you might take the woodgrain, or the rust effect and build from there, or even use the rivets as inspiration and go all steam punk with it.
Or this one:
There are so many beautiful things to be inspired by in this image. The woodgrain of the dresser, then planks flooring, the brocade on the chair, the stripes on the pillar, the soft flowing fabrics, the ruffles, the roses, and of course the gorgeous colors.
The possibilities are endless!
I thank heavens that Pinterest has so many gorgeous things to fuel my creative mind. Pinterest has quickly become a “go to” for me when I am looking for a creative boost. I hope my post today has inspired you to look at pinterest in a new light…… Now go forth and Pin those awesome Pins my gorgeous lovelies!!
Create awesome every day!