Lately I have been doing a lot of thinking and writing about inspiration. What inspires me, what gets me going, what makes me an entrepreneur? For years I worked alone and I did not need to explain much to anyone but myself. So I carried on within the boundaries of my safe and already visible collection. Now, after ten years of creating, I notice a change, a different need or hunger that goes beyond what I can make with hands. Yes, I see creating with my hands as a great pleasure and privilege but it also made we aware of the limits of my always functional and essential creations. Isn't there so much more than what I can make and see? Creating the functional makes me happy - It however has become a shallow and brief happiness to me as it reminds me of the simplicity of the creation, the obvious and visible.
It was time to make a decision: I need to feed my soul.
The way nature is my source of inspiration for this small wintery collage, I want to inspire my soul with finding connections with others.
So, one of the outcomes is that I want to connect more. Connect with other souls to share my wisdom; to be inspired and inspire others. To be energized by the unexpected outcome when you bring people together. The need for creation is unstoppable so the question is how to combine this and the urgent request from my soul to be fed.
In the first week of January I started meeting up with 2 smart and creative ladies with whom I share the need for creation and connection. We are exploring our shared values and inspirations so we can co-create and work on projects while satisfying our growling creative souls.
Our first self-imposed assignment was to create a mind map of our own personalities, Needs, inspiration, love, experience.. Here's my rather colorful and chaotic mind map. Fun fact is that one glance on our mindmaps already said more than words about our personalities.