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When I think of “inspiration” I immediately think of crafting. Then my next thought is “Good grief Kate, think of real life“. I can’t. There’s so many people I like in history and currently in my life, but as much as they inspire me, it isn’t on the same level as the crafters I know.
To me, inspiration means “encouraging someone to pursue their loves”. I have many people that encourage me in my passions, but there’s few people that actually make me want to do better and pursue these things.
It’s weird because you’d think that the people closest to me would be the most influential, but it’s really a few bloggers I’ve come across that are. I read their entries, see their work and I just can’t wait to get into my craft room and start creating something. Anything!
Inspiration is a big thing. It encourages you, it enlightens you, it makes you believe in your projects and their direction.
a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul.
Yep, this is pretty much it. “A devine influence”. Another quote comes to mind when I hear this:
I know the plans I have for you. Plans for you to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
When I go through my friends’ blogs, read their plans and their crafting experiences, and then start applying it to my crafting life, I always come back to this last quote. “I’m going to prosper!”.
Inspiration is huge, it’s friends kind words, it’s sharing, it’s a helping hand. Both Make It and Posie Gets Cozy allows us into their world to be constantly inspired. They share ideas and encourage us in their success, both in sales and their creative spirits.