Back To The Wall

Just wanted to add a few more ideas concerning the wall of inspiration. This project is great for any space where concentration and focus is needed; at work, in the home office, studio, craft room… Size can range from a small 10×14 for a cubicle, to an entire wall in a studio. It’s an evolving work in progress, trading out photos, pics and quotes to change with the seasons, your moods, or the tasks at hand.

I have pictures of people I admire, rooms I’d like to have, travel photos of places I’d like to go, pictures of paintings, buildings, graffiti, cool advertisements, doodles I’ve drawn, and of course, quotes I like. Anything that pleases your eye, gets your attention, or that you just think is cool. Cut them out, and save them in a box or folder, or put them right up.

Sometimes, when I’m feeling really distracted and having problems getting anything done, which is way more often than I’d like it to be, I put up a 10×14 board with just quotes, randomly written across, sideways, even upside down.

Finishing up, here are a few of my favorites:

“To be great is to be misunderstood”  Ralph Waldo Emerson (Self Reliance)

“There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don’t dream it, be it.”  Dr Frankenfurter (Rocky Horror Picture Show)


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3 responses to “Back To The Wall

  1. bersinink

    Shoot for the moon…is excellent; can never go wrong with that.

    I always liked that Thoreau quote. I have an entire cork board with quotes, pictures…from HDT and Walden Pond. It’s always in my visual space when I’m working. Can’t wait to visit again. It gets me through the entire year!

  2. Emily

    No quotes from Thoreau? I like this one: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler. ”
    Henry David Thoreau

  3. samina

    On my wall of inspiration ‘shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll land among the stars’