Saturday, February 20, 2010

Inspiration Tip: A Deck of Many Things

Poker by jystyn
By jystyn

Artists and writers are often known to keep a notebook of ideas and scribbles for future reference. Some of us even have pen and paper handy for those middle of the night inspirations that we don’t want to slip away. Although a notebook is great for keeping track of future projects, a deck of ideas can be a great way to help keep beader’s block away.

Whenever I think of an idea for a complete project, I write it on a square of paper. I include colors and styles, and even a name for the piece if one comes to mind. Then, if I’m stuck for something to make, I shuffle all of the ’cards’ I have and pick one at random. To make the paper squares, I cut pages from an old desk top calendar into fourths, so I can be green and inspired at the same time.

The inspiration deck is a great way to save ideas, and to maintain a steady supply of projects to-do. It’s also a way to prevent a really good idea from being forgotten or lost in the margins. Any card in the deck of ideas could pop up!

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1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! I keep a notebook and often have a hard time choosing my next project. This way it is random and there is no choice required! I am going to give it a try.


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