I started wearing glasses when I was in the first grade. When other children would tease me my mother would tell me it was because "they were just jealous". Even then I knew that was poo. So when I got older I switched to contacts which, of course, means I don't see as well as I would if I just sucked it up and wore glasses. But my poor vision does have a plus side. From a distance, I sometimes see things differently than they really are. I have got so many great ideas because I thought something looked (or was) one way. So, I must say my vision is a blessing in a way.
Other than that all great inspiration strikes as soon as my head hits the pillow. I close my eyes and just start to see pictures. I suppose it comes from all the things I have taken in during the day, regrouping in mind and presenting itself to me when my defenses are down. The other night I saw (in my pictures) a sweet little dress I'm going to try to make my Zoe in time for her 2nd birthday the day after Valentine's Day. Last night it was a purse and then I lay there thinking of all the different ways I could make it and figuring out the logistics. The common theme, though, is this yarn. (look up) And in these colors. I can't wait till Valentine' Day! And I just want red and pink everything.
So, how does inspiration strike for you? A time, a place? A person (muse), a movie? Share with me what inspires you!