When I feel stuck in a rut I seek out inspiration.
It’s a serendipity thing where I wander through galleries, streets, online, offline and in words.
Art and design give me a visceral thrill when I’ve been thinking too much or caught up in the grains of sand.
I adore ideas and thinkers and concepts and complexity so reading feels like a big hug for my mind.
The last year has been tough for a range of reasons including a move by myself from one side of the world to another.
I’ve struggled to connect with my new life back in a country I lived in over 20 years ago.
Serendipity and Synchronicity are kissing cousins
Yesterday I was reading a magazine that inspired me to set up this site, an instagram account and an idea for a year of creative foraging to rebuild my life.
Collective Hub is a delight of design and content and it kicked me out of my blah rut into LIPS.
Serendipity is a way I creatively forage when I physically wander streets, bookshops and liquor stores as well as mentally forage when I’m online or reading.
It’s a kind of no plan adventure that gives my intuition time to play.
And when coincidences collide you have synchronicity.
Reading Collective Hub as a serendipity wander synchronously collided with my need to feel more alive.
Inspiration is an inside:outside thing
Over the next year I’ll be happily seeking out inspiration and sharing what I find with you.
There’ll be the inspiration I find outside myself with other people, design, art, buildings, food and all my senses.
And then there’s the inspiration I find inside myself as my mind, heart, body and intuition do their happy dance together as I research, read and write.
The unknown is a beautiful thing and a huge part of the creative process starts with a kind of foraging and wandering spirit.
And there will be a lot of lolling as I muse on the connections, disconnection and transformations between everything.