Like a child.

*illustration by my Addie, age 7*

I often get asked, in interviews, or just casual conversation, where I get my inspiration from.

There are a lot of things to address in that answer, but always….and seriously always….I answer with “Children.”

Children have an incredible need to express what they are feeling in the moment, and art is one of the most natural ways they can do that.

My own children inspire me every day. They get an idea, and do something about it. Right then. No thinking, no editing, no questioning. Totally from the heart.

And not afraid to mess up, make messes and get dirty.

Easier said than done, right?

Creativity has been on my mind. And specifically that balance between letting go, hitting the moon….and making sure you gave a net to catch it in:)

It’s a balance for sure. But I can bet You’ll hear me talking about this a lot more. It’s been on my mind, and I have a lot of new exploring to do.

How do you get inspired? I’d love to hear.

 

 

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  • Kristin Marvin

    Sarah,
    It is in the jeans! That picture is adorable–and the color! It is a keeper! We are very big on creativity here in our home. I am creative/artistic and my girls are also. I affectionately refer to them as “creative monsters”. The ideas flow! We are fortunate to have a craft room for myself and one for them. In the past (years ago) they have presented an idea (a working candy dispenser from a shoe box) and I was foolish enough to say I wasn’t sure if that would work. I learned quickly to respond with “I can’t wait to see it when it’s complete!” The ideas and plans spew out and I sometimes can barely keep up with what they are talking about!! I still love to see what my girls (now almost 10 and 13) come up with! My 13 year old has another Halloween party planned for the family this year! Last years was so creative and fun!

    • Mom

      I LOVE Addie’s art! She has a unique style! Like mother like daughter. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/tiffany.lagrange Tiffany LaGrange

    My children are my inspiration. My 6 year old is really into drawing right now and his imagination is way beyond anything mine was at that age! The other day he made a list of things for me to sketch in my sketchbook. Of course they were all of him…t

  • Glitter_and_Gloss

    Wow – her drawing is amazing!! She obviously gets it from her mama!

  • Delirious

    Seriously, there is some great artistic quality to her drawing! I would definitely see something like this in a book illustration