I go through stages of being really creative and then, because of the nature of the blog, I open my big mouth via the keyboard and talk about being creative which in turn means I’m not actually creating anything since I’m so busy talking about it.  Clearly, I’m not good at multitasking.  July, my month offish has been good for me to begin to get my creativeness back.  I thought I’d share what I did to start those juices flowing.

I allowed myself to buy a few things even if I didn’t know where I’ll put them or how I will use them.

A few months ago I wrote about my crackdown on thrift store purchases and I’ve followed through.  But, I realized that suddenly I have no projects, no parts to inspire making a whole.  It’s all about balance.  So yesterday I spent $29 at a thrift store on pure inspiration.  It was money well spent.  Here are a few things I’ve purchased over the last month or so…

This big blue painting.  Angela is the queen of painting collections and she has really inspired me.  I bought that tiny painting up there for $1 a few months ago.  It’s yet to look right anywhere in my house and I realized it needed some friends.  So I paid $2.50 for a buddy and I hope to collect a few more over time.

I’ve noticed lots of pendant lights made of this stuff recently.  Maybe I’ll try to make one. Two dollars.

I bought $8 worth of doilies at #ilovethrifting day.  I pinned them on my drapes to see if I like them there.  So far, I do, so that might turn into an upcoming mistreatment.

I also bought random sheets from the thrift store.  Gross, right? No worries, I wash them in the sanitary cycle in my machine.

I also bought some of these dishes, not sure were they’ll end up.

Five pretty bowls for 80 cents each.

And I bought this pair of cafe curtains just because I love the bottom three inches of each of them.

Want to jump-start your creativity?  Maybe you could use a venture into a thrift store without a plan.

Angela also wrote about Creative Inspiration  today but I hesitate to link because she showed photos she took of my house and I don’t want you to think I’m forcing you to look at more photos of me and my big plate wall but, her post is so good, just ignore the photos of my house if you need to.