Monday, October 17, 2011

Inspiration Board

I know many of y'all are on Pinterest, but I was wondering if y'all also have a physical inspiration board.  I keep mine in the art studio.  Sometimes my eyes need to rest on something other than my current project, so I find it helpful to have an inspiration board to give my eyes and brain a break.

I display ideas for projects, notes and cards from friends, Bible verses from my child's Sunday School Class, or anything else that inspires me or makes me smile.  Look carefully; you might see something that you have sent me ;P


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My inspiration board is made up of an Ebay-found memo board made from printed burlap, string, and upholstery tacks.  I bought the tabletop easel from Exposures almost twenty years ago.



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I keep a small bowl with push pins on my work table.



Please share with me what you display on your inspiration board!

Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

17 comments

  1. That is SO cool. I don't have an inspiration board (not even on Pinterest yet!) but I love the idea of it. maybe I'll start one. The most that I do is tack my favorite quotes about creativity on the wall by my art desk.

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  2. Pretty cool, Ricki:)
    I need one of those in my office. I think it's always nice to have a visual, so often we use our computers for that, however to feel fabric, texture etc, so much more inspiring!

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  3. Ricki,molto carino e colorato!Baci,Rosetta

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  4. I adore your board. I've been looking for another one. I have one and it's almost full, but I don't want to remove anything so I want another one. Love the burlap.

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  5. I don't do pinterest. I feel like 75% of my life is on this computer as it is!! I can't take another thing!!
    BUT, I do have an inspiration board!! It is so important to me to have that inspiration around me. Keep me on track, or keep me trying new ideas. I love it!!
    Your board is awesome!!! I'm inspired just looking at it!!
    xxD

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  6. Very pretty. I love the tacks too. We've got a memo board that we used at our old house. Haven't bothered to hang it up here.

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  7. That's a GREAT looking inspiration board design! Love it!!

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  8. i have one in my kitchen on it are the photos of my kids years ago with our first puppyin a red wagon under an apple tree, the tickets from my first outdoor concert, a recipe for the best homemade bread (my mums) a photo of a beautiful woodland fairy house, a magazine article about minimalists living by Zen Habits, a photo of a rainbow we took from our home on the lake.The results of my last brain scan, a painting my grandson did and the ribbon from daughters wedding, lol,, you asked,,i hope you have a great day!! I love your board its a beautfy!!

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  9. Bravissima!
    I am not that organized!!
    Love,
    Lorraine

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  10. Inspiring for sure! I have this sort of thing all over my office but not nearly as pretty.

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  11. Your inspiration board is wonderful! The board itself is beautiful & then all you've added to it, makes it inspiring & pleasing to the eye as well.

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  12. That is so very organized of you. I have inspiration but it ends up all over the house. I wish I were as organized as you.

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  13. Wow, your inspiration board is so nice and organized. I have one too, but doesn't look as neat as yours. Hope you're feeling better my dear!
    -Marie

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  14. That is some great inspiration board! I have a handmade bulletin board in my new Studio (my latest post) & it's almost bare right now, but not for long. I also have an Inspiration Book (here's the link: http://cas-anoasisinthedesert.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-inspiration-journal.html), & it's one of my favorite things.
    :) CAS

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  15. Love your board! I don't pinterest or have an inspiration board per se...I use my refridgerator! LOL :)

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  16. Ricki Jill,
    Yes, I do have an Inspirational Board. Yours is so cute. I have so many things on mine, but one of the things you might like. It is a DAISY made out of hard paper, and it reminds me of Daisy Cottage, the very first blog that I ever had the pleasure of looking at. I loved that blog and visited it every day. It is where I actually found you, my friend. I think it is a wonderful idea to have an inspirational board. Thanks for sharing yours.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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