I've been in search of inspiration for my next collection through literature this past month. If I'm being honest, I've always relied on the "outside forces" (genius/universe/divine... whatever you want to call it) to bring in inspiration. Those creative breaks are incredible but are scarce.
This month I've found brilliance in the idea that inspiration and motivation is the by product of action (that little number I picked up from the book The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F***). With this thought in mind, I decided to embark on a personal challenge to inspiration and create 40 designs in 40 days (rain on shine).
I am one week into the challenge and I feel liberated. Designing for the sake of designing (without a production or material restriction) I've discovered a new side of my aesthetic that I didn't know existed. The sketches that I've done so far have a lot of masculine lines which come as a surprise since I've always created pieces with feminine and freeform line..
I'm super excited to see the 40 designs come together and see which ones I choose to create for my next collection.
Here are some snapshots:
For other artists and designers out there, I truly recommend this challenge. It really helps to unlock those creative juices.