While working on re-desiging my site, I was looking through my old photos and images to use for content on the site, as I looked through old images I felt re-inspired by thing from my past. Does anyone else every experience this sort of inspiration?
I think sometimes we can get caught up in our present, that it becomes too familiar and everyday, and we begin to fail to see some of the beauty and creativity. So when I look back at things from the past, including old outfits, old studio layouts, old home decoration, old projects, I start to see them the way an outsider would have seen them, and I feel re-inspired.
Thoughts like ‘hey that looked good’ ‘that was a clever idea’ or ‘why did I get rid of that?’ begin to enter my mind. It’s like a recycling of old creativity, that I want to re-live, partly for nostalgia, but also because I am seeing it fresh again, it becomes exciting again as it is no longer my everyday.
However there are also things I look at and think ‘If I did that project now, I would have done a way better job. Because there is also a progression of ability, the more creative work I do, the better I get at it. But the concepts behind the work, may still re-inspire.