I never know what is going to inspire my next design. Sometimes a doodle will trigger a thought, maybe a walk, or a texture in a shadow. This time it was travel. Seeing. being. allowing those thoughts to flow in and out of my head freely. Unblocked. Unprovoked.
When we travel, we stop. For anything.
On our recent trip to Utah we stopped at a rest stop in the middle of Nevada (many actually). This one happened to be at the edge of the Bonneville Salt Flats. Being car enthusiests, we had to wander a bit. Read the history, feel the salt. Imagine we could see the racing cars going 400 mph. The surroundings were picturesk. The ground was white like snow that sparkled in the sun. Cracks that looked like the inside of geodes ran in all directions. The mountains were purple with snowcaps that reflected as perfect images in the pools of water. The sky, so blue.
The place sent a thousand thoughts through my brain. A whole collection was designed in the next hour in the van.
Take a pit stop, breath, stretch and see what the world around you has to offer. The world can be an inspiring place.