Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Coastal Inspiration

Inspiration... that is a very broad subject.

**I put this together from things I found at an antique store**

There are so many things that I find inspiring. For example: people, certain places, historical locations, the ocean, a tranquil lake, a beautiful sunset, and the list could go on and on...

I think that the challenge is to find something inspiring each and every day. Choose to surround yourself with things that inspire you on a daily basis.

This picture was taken from the pier in Naples while we were on our honeymoon. Aaaaah...

The lake (or almost any body of water) inspires me, and that probably explains why many things found in our apartment reflect the colors of water. Lots of blue, green, and tan colors surround each day. Not to mention that I collected oodles of seashells while on our honeymoon in Florida. You can find those shells scattered throughout our apartment, and I still have lots of them laying around waiting for a new use. I'm hoping to get some shadow box frames to put together a few things to decorate our place. I loooove to design and create!

I'd like to put together something sort of like this...  :)

I recently bought a book called Gift From the Sea by Jane Morrow Lindbergh, and I can't wait to read it! The author draws inspiration from the sea, and also from her gifts from the sea. Nate doesn't exactly understand my obsession with seashells, but I'm looking forward to my next shelling trip already...

Whether it be a great friendship, beautiful sunset, soothing music, a visit to a far away place, or your home... find something to be inspired by each day.

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