I go through phases of feeling inspired by everything with ideas coming at me left, right and centre and down periods where I just need to push myself to get through the day and get things done and nothing piques my interest. At the moment I am in one of my “inspired” phases, with inspiration coming in all sorts of fits and bursts: with iftar and suhoor meals, with children’s activities and with Eid preparation. I always find Ramadan and Eid particularly inspiring times for creativity anyway.At the moment, I've become very interested in graphic design and I am loving all things colourful, harmonious colours and ombre, patterns like chevrons and quatrefoil, watercolour effects and bright colour washes.
This pattern encompasses a number of these and has me thinking about colour themes for Eid décor:
I finally have a new desk where my sewing machine used to be, so that has inspired me to get my arts and crafts materials out and start playing again once I can free up some time after Ramadan.
I am also enjoying all of the fashion and photography on Shutterbug Sisters and Harlequin’s blogs and Harlequins instagram, always lots of eye candy there.