Inspiration Board Update

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

iHanna's Inspiration Board, October 2013
I love my inspiration board! It’s full of inspirational images, mementos, and things, especially small gifts given to me by others. Things that inspire me and makes me happy.

After a while I stop adding things to it, because it feels so full. Then I know it is time to clear it and start over. That time is now. And I’m thinking that I might, just might, get a few postcards in the mail soon that needs to be displayed here too, so I’ve documented how the inspiration board looks, and thought I’d share that with you.

Inspiration board things
Postcards and articles, and a small embroidered guy in a red hat, made by my friend Britt. She didn’t like the look of him, but I love him. Isn’t he adorable?

Inspiration board gifts
The left corner is the kids corner, obviously. Embroidered heart from Margot, poem from mom, photo of my brother many years ago and a party invitation from a princess I know. Even the Hello Kitty Band-Aid is a gift, from a 6-year old friend. The orange bottle is filled with soap bubbles, a gift I got at a recent event.

A lot has changed since last year, but now it’s time to take it all down. It feels good to start over sometimes. If you want to make a similar inspiration board I’ve got a tutorial here! BTW: My inspiration board is quite famous… It can be seen on page 27 of Diane’s latest book among the happiness practices. And I totally agree with what she writes:

If you’re a creative person, an inspiration board is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.

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What’s on your inspiration board? And do you clear it sometimes too?

7 Responses

  1. I love your inspiration board, I’m going to need to find somewhere to put one. I have had some in the past and love the process of putting it together.

  2. Love, love, love your inspiration board. It is very…well, inspiring! Also, was it you that embroidered the colander (magazine clipping at the top)? That has made me curious now!

    • Hi Carin, thanks! Glad what inspires me can inspire you too! Had to look up “colander” but no, it’s not me that did those, it’s one of the older ladies in my embroidery group that is just oozing creativity and energy. I will try to find a picture for you another day. Time for bed now.

  3. This post came at a good time when I am currently working on my very first inspiration board. I’m going to follow the link to your how to tutorial and see if it can help me in my creative endeavors. :)

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