Lisa Leonard Designs

finding inspiration.

October 23rd | older posts



make a little quiet. make a little coffee.


sit for a bit. take a long walk.




put away my computer.  grab a pencil and sketchbook.


take a good look at the box.  then think outside of it.




let ideas wash over me.  let thoughts swirl in my head and start to take shape.




dream big.  then dream a little bigger.


until it hits…inspiration.

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sometimes it’s easy to find.  sometimes i can’t find seem to find it anywhere.

but i’ve found this process helps me.  how do you find inspiration??


our new banner cuff can be found here (and it’s on sale this weekend!).

17 Responses

  1. I love to hear about people’s creative processes. Thank you for a little insight into the magic behind your beautiful pieces!

  2. Meg says:

    Thank you for this post! I really needed to read it today. Your blog is fantastic! And I love your jewelry, especially the new banner cuff! Adorable!


  3. Jennifer says:

    Whenever I am stuck for inspiration, I usually go outside. It helps to hear the wind, the birds, do a little walking, etc. Other times, I try to forget about coming up with an idea and read something by someone I find inspiring, which is sometimes other blogs, or books. Love your photographs, they are gorgeous.

  4. mandie says:

    LOVE the new cuff, and this post…the photos are beautiful and inspiring. :)

  5. Kimberly C. says:

    Thank you for reminding me to sit quiet and allow inspiration to come. Prayer allows inspiration to permeate. God talks to me in the stillness. I need to turn off the distractions and sit with Him to be truly inspired.

    Lisa, You make me want to be a photographer. Right now, I just use a camera. So, not the same thing.

  6. Denise C. says:

    What a B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. post! Coffee, is a MUST. Love the line “take a good look at the box. then think outside of it.” Thank you for being such an INSPIRATION! 😉

  7. angie says:

    Beautiful post! =)

  8. Lee Mapley says:

    Great post Lisa! Always looking for good inspiration.

  9. Southern Gal says:

    I find myself sitting with a notebook, jotting down notes. The only problem is I am a procrastinator and I spend half my life putting off something that would be awesome…if I would only DO it!
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration process.

  10. michelle says:

    i dont know how i came across your blog but its so inslpiring and beautiful i love everthing you create. i will add you to my favorites and check you out frequently now….

  11. Kandice says:

    I am looking for inspiration for a sisters vacation. I have three sisters we live all over the US and are looking for a place to vacation in the spring together. Any ideas!!??

  12. Holly says:

    I was inspired tonight by my husband and my son! We went to help out at a Childhood Cancer Research Fundraiser – St. Baldricks -tonight and both my boys gave up their hair to help raise money to find a cure! I love my boys!!! My son’s hair just grew back in after losing it to his chemo treatments! What an inspiration!
    Holly aka Hunter’s Mom

    PS – I love the new banner bracelet!

  13. Tina says:

    Beautiful post!! Love the bracelet.

  14. it’s gorgeous!

    I want to say thank you for the beautiful necklace I got last week. I am in love with it and so glad I finally bought myself a gorgeous handmade birthday gift.


  15. Lovely lovely post, I really like how your page looks, is it difficult to space your photos together like that? I will be trying your apple crisp!

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