Sunday, March 8, 2009

Get Inspired!

It seems we are all in slump these days. I don't know wether it is the recession, the winter weather or what. But it has made me think about creative inspiration and how to get it.

Shopping is one of the single most creatively inspiring activities I can think of. For me it is not about spending money. I could shop for weeks and never spend a dime. I just like to see what products are out there, and how they are packaged or displayed. I am always inspired by artist/entrepreneurs and love to look online at places like Ebay and Etsy.

I recently discovered the Pounce feature on Etsy which will "find items available for purchase from shops that have just sold an item, and from undiscovered shops waiting for their first sale." I like it because I find things that are completely random - things I would never go looking for.

Here are a couple of items I recently discovered with the pounce feature.

Custom silhouette pendants from Lucky Me Beads.

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Signed art prints by Dog Art Studio -

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Cookies by Cake Box Cookies

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Animal Photographer Sharon Montrose

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Specialty spices by purpose design

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Great product ideas and awesome artists. What a fun way to buy gifts for friends and family.

3 comments:

Colour Me Happy said...

Thanks for introducing me to these artists. Love those creative cookies and those cute little bunny rabbits!!

Cedar Roots said...

Agreed, I think shopping is the best way to be inspired, otherwise I am stuck in my basement looking at my laundry pile and wondering where I went wrong. I love the Etsy idea, much easier for me to hop online than get out to the shops with kids in tow. I still need to figure out this pounce thing, do I have to be logged in to Etsy?

Bethany said...

Nicole- I don't think you have to be signed in in order to Pounce on etsy. Go to the home page and click "buy" then you will see the "pounce" option. Have fun!

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