Elizabeth Anne Norris

Jewellery Designer / Maker

Design Inspiration – an eclectic collection

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I think it’s important to surround yourself in inspiration, whether that be through friends, family, words, images or objects.

I find inspiration is a positive feeling and inspirational people emanate positive vibes. Inspirational words, images or objects remind us of wonderful things or times. An image can evoke a tremendous emotional response. Work by an inspirational designer can remind you of a clever invention,  a beautiful design or of what you want to achieve.

I am a collector of inspirational images. It’s not a conscious hobby, I just tend to collect images that inspire me. That is because they are available almost everywhere, they are easy to store and display. They are generally inexpensive yet their value can be enormous.  In my home I have a wall of inspiration, pictured left. It is a collage of cards, photos, postcards, cuttings that I find interesting and inspirational. It is an eclectic collection. At my studio I have images and posters that I find inspirational on the walls surrounding my jewellery workbench.

My inspirational images include great artists, photographers, places I’ve travelled, exhibitions I’ve enjoyed, photos I’ve taken, cartoonists, illustrators, jewellers, landscapes, cultural and religious imagery, beauty and fashion, nature, plants, animals, food, architecture, everyday objects, history, graphics, as I said an eclectic mix.

Being surrounded by inspirational images both at home and at work keeps my inspiration alive. What do you do to keep your inspiration alive? I’ve talked about inspiration in a positive way here. Do you ever think inspiration comes from a different feeling? Does your inspiration come from a different place ?

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Author: eanjewellery

Handmade jewellery specialising in enamel work

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