Monday, February 2, 2009

january inspiration


each month i make a folder on my portable hard drive where i can drag all the random images that i find throughout the month that inspire me. i started this back when i was planning my wedding and every month the collection grows larger. october had 149 images... january had 733 images. i really love doing it because it allows me to carry around a scrapbook of all the things i saw that month and said, hey, that's kinda cool. it's also interesting to track how my tastes/moods change. above is a peak at a couple of the images from an uncharacteristically feminine january. click the image for a better view.

5 comments:

Allison aka HaselBride said...

What a great idea! I save photos, too, but I organize it into subject, like fashion, home, etc. It would be neat to organize them into months at first and then go back through them and put them into categories. Love this post; makes me think about my strategy a bit differently.

holly p said...

this is such a good idea! I think I'll have to start doing it! I found your blog the other day and I must say I love it!

sara hanks giessen said...

thanks guys. when i was wedding planning i would categorize by flowers, attire, general, venue, etc. but now as a designer i might be inspired by the colors of an interior, and use them in a print piece.

Breanna said...

Hi, I randomly found you through Design*Sponge. A little stalkerific, but such is the internets. I really like some of the images in your design folder and I'm wondering what else is in your daily blog roll?

Thanks,
Bre

sara hanks giessen said...

Hehe, no worries Bre, we all do it. Some of my daily reads:
http://www.behance.net/
http://poppytalk.blogspot.com/
http://ohjoy.blogs.com/
http://desiretoinspire.blogspot.com/
http://citified.blogspot.com/
http://elseachelsea.typepad.com/frolic/
http://saipua.blogspot.com/
http://www.orangebeautiful.com/blog/
http://thehappyhaven.blogspot.com/
http://www.joannagoddard.blogspot.com/
http://mila-loveology.blogspot.com/
http://windydaysblog.blogspot.com/
http://pipeline.refinery29.com/
http://designyoutrust.com/
http://www.notcouture.com/
http://sharonmontrose.blogspot.com/
http://www.sfgirlbybay.blogspot.com/
http://www.beachbungalow8.blogspot.com/
http://www.bloesem.blogs.com
http://www.whatyoulove.net/
http://snippetandink.blogspot.com/
http://100layercake.com/blog/

Thank goodness for Google Reader! Hope that helps...
S