Thursday, January 27, 2011

Inspiration in My Personal Life

So inspiration this week came from my personal life... No art no designs or magazines... Just life. I have a vision board I keep in my room and it's full of things I both want and need; kind of like a list to Santa haha, but less superficial. On it I wrote goals, dreams, and basically thought of the impossible. In the past month I have started checking things off that list. Of course simple things like having the money to register my car and getting a new drafting table in order to do projects at home. It's an amazing feeling knowing that when I wrote those items on my list it seemed impossible, but here I am checking at least one thing off every week or so :)

Inspiration comes from thinking outside the box and not limiting oneself to the small box we live in or the small box our money comes from. It's about believing I can have those things just like anyone else, and just like they also come up with awesome ideas and designs so can I. Inspiration this week came from within... Not trying to be "deep" haha but sometimes we gotta go there to break away from the norm... Get what I mean?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Finding Inspiration While Looking for a New Place

Helllllooo. . .  So First week back at school and yes blogs also start again :)
In searching for a new apartment this week I thought about what inspires me overall.  I need to find a place that I love both on the inside and out; while also staying within my price range (if you catch my drift . . . )  It's been slightly difficult being relatively new to the area, and making a "contract" decision of where I would want to stay for a year or so. . . Obviously I am surrounded by terrific options as well as really bad ones haha so I need to think about the inside design of the place as well as looking at the exterior architecture and general neighborhood of the area.  Walking through West 7th street the other day, here in Fort Worth, I passed some amazing lofts. . .   Price range was ok. . . between $700-2,300 depending on square footage.  Overall the area around is also very very very nice haha and new places are still being built all around.  Seems like a fun place.  I still have to see one from the inside and see what that looks like.  Important features for a place I need are the kitchen, I need it to be spacious- to me it's just as important as the living room; also layout- I need to be able to visualize furniture in the space and have it look cozy. . .  Well I'll let you guys know what I find on the inside, as well as what other options I find :)  I still have a month or so. . . Hopefully time doesn't fly by too quickly.