In the past 2 weeks I have discussed great sites such as RedBubble and Zazzle for creating your own gift designs, whether it is from photographs or your own personal artwork. See Part 1 here and Part 2 here.
Today we are going to go behind the scenes and discuss getting inspired. It’s not an easy thing to obtain if you are stuck for motivation or ideas. This is where perusing other artist, designers and photographers websites or works on sites such as RedBubble is such a great way of seeing what other creative beings are up to. Not that you want to copy their ideas but it does, more often than not, lead you to do something that is triggered by someones idea but made completely different by your creative style.
A lot of these gift ideas use captions along with images that can really have that added ‘wow’ factor touch. So, to get you going on some inspirational visuals, I have been introduced to a site called Pinterest and I want to share this wonderful site with you.
For those of you who are not acquainted with the site, it is a really great visual social network. Displaying not only art, design and photography but also captions, short quotations, illustration, fashion, home decor designs, food and a whole lot of other fantastic things to stir up your creative juices.
“Set aside some good quality time for this as I guarantee the candy feast your eyes will be lapping up is going to make time fly…”
It is a fairly easy site to navigate and it allows you to ‘pin’ any image you like, adding it to your pin board on the site where others can have a look too and repin if they desire. You also get to check out what other people have pinned on their boards, whether it be their personal creations or other images they have nabbed off the web.
Again, these pictures do fall under copyright laws — so obey! But have fun getting inspired and motivated to start your own creations.
Set aside some good quality time for this as I guarantee the candy feast your eyes will be lapping up is going to make time fly out the window…next thing you look at the clock and hours have passed as you have perused the many visual delights! Enjoy and, most of all, have fun.
Can you imagine how impressed your family and friends will be when you present them with a gift of your very own design?!
It is a great way to express yourself, feel a sense of achievement and to get that Christmas list looking good.
If you still feel like making your own gifts is just not for you, here are some more gift ideas from my store: