Use Your 5 Senses to Draw Inspiration From​​ Your Surroundings

Living so close to a major city, it is pretty easy to get caught in the mix of so much happening at one time. I used to walk around aimlessly as if the ideas were going to just pour into my brain.

Newsflash, it doesn’t always go down like that, and when it doesn’t I started trying to use my five senses to get the juices flowing.

 

1. Touch: Depending on your art of choice, considering the various textures surrounding you, check out those buildings, but cobblestone on the ground, if you’re weird like me you didn’t actually have to.

 

2. Taste: Get some ice cream, go and try that new food truck, I am not ashamed to admit: I’m inspired often by food!

 

3. Smell: Now considering I’m talking about the city, this could end up being really unpleasant but give it a go! My favorite smells come from small shops, next thing you know I’m inside networking.

 

4. Sight: This one’s easy. When thinking about sight I like to consider my feelings as I explore the city. Sunny days free of sunglasses help me to take in the day wholeheartedly, making me feel warm inside and out.

 

5. Hear: Take those earphones out and listen up! I once heard a girl complaining about what she didn’t like in a dress she was trying on and you know what I did? I went home and designed her dress for myself. The girl had style. Same can happen for you; we spend so much time browsing our playlists that we miss out on pure gold.

 

Give your senses a city whirl and then come back and tell me everything.

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6 Things I Enjoyed this Summer

 

1. The sun: Good ole fashion vitamin D is sometimes all we really need. I find myself just trying to soak up as much as I possibly can #GoodVibesOnly

 

2. Rita’s Water Ice: Because DUH.

 

3. My Bike: I recently started riding again and it feels good. I have to admit, I am not a very active person but my goal is to keep riding until it becomes a breeze again.
4. Philadelphia: I’ll always be a Jersey girl but I love Philly. There is so much to see and do this summer and I’ve been going out much more often.

 

5.My Family: My mom is a teacher and everyone else is out of school for the summer. I feel like we don’t normally get to spend this much time together and I intend to stay in the moment and off of social media when I’m with my loved ones.

 

6. My Boo: He’s absolutely beautiful; inside and out.