Thanks Philly Etsyians for your great responses to my Praying to the Art Gods post about inspiration! I wanted to share your wonderful advice with the world in hopes of helping others stay inspired.
Jen of JenMcCleary.etsy.com says:
"... if I'm really stuck on a piece, I'll sometimes do something radical to it like turn it upside down and work on it that way, or paint over it entirely or use a color I normally wouldn't use. Anything for a change of perspective."
Sarah of RedRedOrange.etsy.com says:
"Get out of your zone...Take a walk and actually look at things."
Melissa of sqrlbee.etsy.com said:
"I try to do those things that I've been putting off like organizing my fabrics and cleaning out my storage shelves. Usually I come across something that lights a little spark of inspiration."
Ruth of flyingfoxdesign.etsy.com says:
"..organize photos or put together a scrap book of inspirational images..."
Lauren of gigglepotamus says:
"... stay open minded to what types of things can be inspiring- sometimes stuff that I wouldn't work with myself, but can maybe reinterpret: a zipper, the color of a dog's fur, the texture on a tree trunk, etc."
MaryJo or hummingbirdhandmade.etsy.com says:
"I look at old sketchbooks...flip through the books on my book shelf that I bought in a fit of inspiration to remember what that felt like."
Jennifer of JericasJewelry.etsy.com says:
"I'd love to be given the challenge of having to come up with accessories for something like a period-piece play. It might never happen, but it's fun to try to come up with designs on the spot."
Thanks again everyone!