Finding Inspiration / by Sydney Joseph

I have spent my entire life around creatives. People who can put their hands in a new medium and bring magic to life. Whether that medium is graphics, clay, canvas, fabric, glass, wire or even plants. I grew with their influence and subconsciously developed their ways of thinking. In my life creativity has been everywhere I look and I consider myself extremely lucky to exist in this environment. With all the examples of creativity around me, sometimes there are just moments where you have nothing. No new ideas, no interesting thoughts. Just nothing. 

Since I started doing photography, I’ve found myself in this place where I have no idea what to shoot next or a new idea for a blog post, or video. So, what do you do when your creativity has stopped flowing and inspiration has run dry? 

Well, I turn to a lot of different places. There are days when I just need to clear my head. So I’ll take a long shower, or take a drive with no intended destination. For some people, taking a walk might help. (I personally don’t like walking.) Other times, I turn to books. There’s almost nothing you can’t find hidden within a book. Even with all of that, there are times when you just have to turn to the internet. There are a few places on the internet that have never failed me when I’m looking for inspiration, so I’ll leave a link to those down below. 

Find what works for you. Whether that is an epic music playlist, a home-cooked meal, a great book or a conversation with a friend. All you need is the spark to light the creative fire in yourself again.