inspiration… what lights us up inside: a guest post by mindy tsonas, wishstudio

September 22nd, 2009

mindy flipflops

hello. it’s such a wonderful treat to be a guest here in leah’s beautiful and dreamy space. i often find myself stopping by, just like you, in search of a little something to fill my creative well. wandering through the blogging universe is something i love to do especially when i have the time to lose myself in all the delicious images and words. opening door after door here, I always stumble upon inspiration around unexpected corners.

that’s the thing about inspiration… it most often takes me by surprise and sweeps me off my feet. it’s emotional, visceral, and romantic. it’s intoxicating, compelling, and passionate. it fills me up in ways that nothing else really can.

sometimes i’m inspired by colors or textures or tastes, or maybe it’s an idea or a desire or an emotion. sometimes it’s wanting to capture a moment and somehow make it permenant by wrapping it in words, fabric or paint as a way to try to hold on to it forever. always, i’m inspired by the things that make me feel most connected to living; my creativity, my motherhood, my self expression, and the little earthquakes of my everyday journey unfolding…the things that bring me real joy and ultimately mirror the truth of who i am. when i listen to what inspires me i hear my soul gently whispering, and in connecting with this part of myself it compels me to connect with others as well.

inspiration is resonant in this way. it wants to be expressed and shared and to persist. it makes a beautiful endless circle of giving and gathering. i love this quality and have found great fulfillment in inspiring others along my own path. there is something really special about connecting with like-minded souls who understand this unending search for what lights us up inside and allows us to shine our brightest on the world.

that is what truly inspires me.

mindy tsonas is the hostess and creative curator of the wishstudio, an inspiring community for creative women. she also blogs at under a pink sky, sharing her own creative journey and everyday life.

2 Responses

Lovely. I can feel how you are open and aware…absorbing with gusto when something wondrously inspirational crosses your path. I’m going to go right over to check out the Wishstudio and Under a Pink Sky!

Beautiful post, Mindy. Thank you for the inspiring joy that you spread here. Isn’t creativity a catchy luxury? Hmm, I like that image.
Enjoy your week.

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