Sometimes I find having to create a new design just too challenging and I don’t have the inspiration for it. I sit there struggling and I’ve learned to just go with the flow and leave the creative exercise aside.
Instead I work on the regular designs that need updating and some attention of their own. I use to try to push the inspiration out of me but now I just go with the flow and do what I can do.
Yes, their are times when I need to come up with new designs for particular occassions but instead of trying initially for something out of the box I go for a design that is inspired by an existing design. I find that once I get started things improve and ideas start coming to me.
If I’m fighting with myself then there is no room for other ideas to come and explore.
I know when I’m writing it can sometimes be 99% effort and 1% inspiration and that is fine – it is the idea that matters and it is the skill of the writer/designer to bring it into reality.
So when you’re struggling with inspiration let go lightly and work on something that will allow ideas to come and be explored without tension.
Of course working with top quality components makes a huge difference when opening up to inspiration. I love working with handmade lampwork beads and always have a lampwork focal bead in the design. See more of my designs at www.CreativelyBelle.com.
Czech lampwork glass beads, crystals and pressed glass beads have a rich heritage and are always gathering compliments.
Whatever you do, make sure you enjoy it and your love for it will come shining through.
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