They say you can grab inspiration from anywhere, and bam that might be your next million dollar idea. I think as creatives, we have so many blocks: writer’s block, design block, typical art blocks? Outside of the normal inspiration-inducing tips you can probably find online:
- Keep a notebook by your side
- Hit the gym
It’s still a struggle to stay inspired everyday.
Megan Correnti owns a little boutique on Etsy and shared that she isn’t concerned about ‘staying creative’ necessarily, it’s more of keeping up with her ideas, because like any of us, she has a lot. Some things she does to help productivity is having a notebook around. It’s easily accessible to write down ideas and notes that she might have spontaneously. However, you craft it how you want it to work best for you. Writing things down has been proven to help you remember better, though! Correnti is also a big pop culture junkie so reading, audio books, or Netflix will always be in the background.
Additionally, she goes to the zoo! She expressed that being at the zoo helps her not have to deal with people and orders, just animals and their purity. I’d have to agree on this as business owners who constantly deal with clients and prospects, sometimes you get tired of human contact and need a break.
Closer than you think
No one ever thinks that the inspiration could be right in your current space, home, office, room, etc. One of Correnti’s coolest creations (to us) is her prints of her black cat Fester! She found inspiration through her cats especially her black cat because of his shenanigans around the house which she has made into prints that really hit off well in the digital space.
She found a black cat audience which skyrocketed her Fester card series and her newest additions for Easter Set are actually a continuation of her Valentine’s Day and Christmas edition. She shared that this success has made her want to invest into Fester (the cat character) to become the next TokiDoki — we see that happening, you go girl!
Thus, take a second and break off from your workspace and take in your current space. How can you tie what’s going on inside this space into your work as a creative? Write all the ideas down, even if they seem dumb. Revisit later, you might find your next ‘million dollar idea’!
On that note, Correnti is determined to get her other cat on it’s way to fame too. So don’t worry little one! He’s just a bit more special-patterned and requires more attention to detail *winks*
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