Thursday, 15 September 2011

4 :4 Where Do You Get Your Inspiration?

- I often see posts on gorgeous blogs (ahem) of 'Inspiration' posts


-but what I really want to know is. Is this what really inspires you, or is it what you think other people want to see at that time, are they simply pictures of things you like the look of?

- Then again, is that not something that inspires you?! Is there a difference between liking the look of something and it inspiring you?!


- Whenever I am feeling down or unwell, or just not myself I like to surround myself in a visual world of images which make me happy, this is my inspiration, and more often than not these images come into fruition in my daily life, they inspire me to do projects in my own world!


- I do have a LOT of exciting projects to share with you in the next couple of posts

- I promise, they are good ones! (even if the image quality is crud - by crud, I mean not my normal standard, but I think I am a little OCD so all shall be well)

- Anyway, I used to download and store thousands of inspirational images onto my hardrive (which is now caput and I have to save everything to an external one, that story aside) I now primarily use three different sources of inspiration.

1. Pinterest   <<pssst that goes to my Pinterest account! (we all know and use Pinterest yes? If we don't we do now! get to it!) [these are from my 'Think' board]

inspo pint 

2. Tumblr  <<pssst that goes to THFM (now I know this has a stigma [14 years old] and what annoys me the most is that on tumblr the source of the original image is often lost. . . whereas on pinterest it is automatically logged, but I love my tumblr account for little things like decorations, gifts, trinkets, jewellery etc. . . I find it really inspiring, and as long as you are willing to put up with usernames such as W-H-O0-R-E-Z you are ok, I tend to ignore that tat, I can't be bothered with it, instead I curate my own little world in images, and ALL images I post are linked back to their source (If they are re-blogged, well I can't help that!) reblogging, that's another issue I have with Tumblr . .


inspo tumblr 1 

Does anyone really see Tumblr as blogging? I know a few people do write posts on it, but the majority are just for image inspiration no?

inspo tumblr 2

3. Fashiolista  <<pssst that goes to my profile! (I'm a fashion junkie. I'll admit it. and yes I just have spent another 80 euro on clothes today - I was going to buy some boots, oh my gosh they are perfect, BUT they don't have them online, and they didn't have my size in store yesterday!!! - That aside, I often forget to log my finds into Fashiolista, but I think it's a great source of inspiration!!)

inspo fash

- If you're still with me after that ridiculously long post, well done, have 50 euro! . . . orrr. . . you could listen to this tune. It's my boyfriend's band, and I am ridiculously proud of them, so go and listen. Off you pop!

- Much love.



  1. Ohhh, for me I think it is mostly pretty dreamy images that does the trick, as much as I love to read, I think I am very visual. So on the thinking level I get my inspiration from books. Used to have a diary where I would write all these things I read down, or cutouts. There must be something in the air, because my next post was going to be kind of about inspiration. I think I'll link you. I just started on pinterest last week ( I know I know I am late to the party) and I really like how everything looks neat and organized . You should have seen the long and messy list of bookmarks I had. At some point I could not save them anymore.

  2. I love that bird with a French fry pic, it really speaks to me because I live very close to the seaside, and oh boy do I know how happy chips make seagulls!

  3. @Amanda "I can feel it coming in the air toniiiighhttt" - I once saw Phil Collins live, it was immense. . . I have the same ridiculous amount of bookmarks! you should see my bloglovin' it's getting ridiculous! I just love looking at things. . .I am soooo visual, I also currently have an obsession with tie dye and dream catchers.ha. I have a couple of notice boards in my room, VonFrau Style, full of printed off pics! . . Hurry up and get pinning! it's fun I just struggle what to call my boards, because I know what they contain. . I'm just not the best at relaying my thoughts to others!!!

    @Sara- When I was at school, yano, waaayyy back when! (scary how long ago) and you'd walk around at lunchtime they would bomb dive you if you had any food on your person! weird thing was, they were seagulls and we were NO WHERE near the seaside!! Now I live near the seaside, and damn those birds! they are HUGE!!!

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  5. yes yes tumblr is generally used for reblogging photos from another tumblr. i've just got it recently. i use to to showcase all my photographs and to share few of my photographic inspiration. xo

  6. I think there's a big different between pretty and inspiring. I think i'm more inspired by shapes and nature more than random fashion photos. x hivenn

  7. @Sara I'll deal with you later you crazy hair lady! ;) x

    @Katrina, I'd love to see some of your photos, I love your artwork, but the link to you tumblr is broken!

    @Jazzy I totally agree, I'm inspired by colours, in particular I find moroccan art/ architecture. . . but I also find pictures of people inspiring too. It's odd where we find inspiration!

  8. really?? here's a link of my tumblr-

    hope it works!


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