Artists block -- it is a common case among artists of all sorts.  Bloggers, composers, writers, dreamers, etc. stare at their canvas, black screen or sheet of paper while minutes tick away quickly, silently, as if time was at a stand-still.  Yet, time passes like the wind and an hour passes. Still, inspiration is thrust in the depths, it is unseen and no where to be found.  We search our lives for inspiration, our homes, and our memories yet it lacks.  Where do we find this masterpiece called inspiration?  If it comes organically, naturally, from a raw source -- then how do we find it?


An hour, a tick of one's clock, a minute, a nanosecond, a splurge of inspiration will come when you give it time.


  You need freedom to be inspired.  Don't lock yourself into one subject, saying, I have to post about this, paint this, wear this, write this, etc.  All your mind may need is a change -- a chance to express its true self without being forced to do something that doesn't come naturally at the time.  

Go somewhere. 

 Just go -- visit a friend's home and offer to do a spontaneous photoshoot.  Go to your favourite mall and try on clothes and take pictures of yourself in them.  Be creative -- go to an art store and buy a new supply... maybe that French blue watercolour you've always wanted.    You could visit the library and read a good book, watch a comedy drama, put make up on your little sister and have a good laugh with her.  Inspiration comes in flows, don't force it to come... but rather, help it come naturally.


Let's say you're writing a thesis.  You do hours and hours of research but can't find the words to put it down.  Deep down inside, you're freaking out.   If I don't write something my boss is going to -... and I'll be left with loads of work.  Your heart is pounding and beating so rapidly you feel faint.  You need to relax.  Put on music, stop what you're doing, sip some tea, have a conversation with a family member or friend.  Get what was on your mind off your mind, then, apply the ''time'' method and by coming back in an hour or two, you may find you're inspired just that little bit more.


Be a hunter of memories, get nostalgic and rummage through old photographs -- look through archives that will make your heart swirl with nostalgia.  If you're a blogger, this particularly applies to you.

Just write.

 Try to write something -- anything!  Maybe something about everyday life or a person experience, an analogy, a description a longing.  Scribble away till your hand and soul aches.


Everyone knows they're going to be uninspired at some time.  Therefore, prepare to be uninspired!  When flows of inspiration comes -- write, paint, draw, compose a lot; then save some of it.  Put it in your edits --unpublished -- for a time when you're uninspired and need it.  

How do you get inspired?

xo acacia 


  1. I'm actually having an "inspired block". I can't think of anything to post about on my blog, and things have been so busy lately, that I haven't even been taking photos! Ugh.

  2. I LOVE THIS!!(:

    & IM inspired by my bestfriend!! :) <3

  3. this paragraph: "You need freedom to be inspired. Don't lock yourself into one subject, saying, I have to post about this, paint this, wear this, write this, etc. All your mind may need is a change -- a chance to express its true self without being forced to do something that doesn't come naturally at the time. "

    this is so true. it really resonated in me. beautiful beyond words, acacia. i love it. :))
    -jocee <3

  4. That shot of your braid is lovely, especially with the pearl. I agree, this is the best way to get out of that 'block' that so many of us often find ourselves in. Also, I find reading a good fiction helps =)

  5. Ha. the funny thing is -- I was writing a post on this as well :)
    When I'm low on ideas, I free-write to find my thoughts. so very helpful.

  6. this inspired me! especially your photos! but when i don't have posts like yours in my dashboard, I go to my pintrest, and look at my boards. there is tons of inspiration waiting there for me. ;)

  7. So beautiful Acacia! All listed can be so very inspiring for the inspiration less. I try to get inspired by experimenting with paints, pastels, etc... and write until my hand is sore to sort through my always jumbled brain. Chalkboards help too. (:

  8. I get inspired when i stop my life for a few minutes and realize how pretty everyday things are:) your photos also inspire my growing love for photography! your picture of the braid is stunning!

  9. Great tips Acacia! I get inspired by reading your blog! It is awesome. :)
    Its funny, yesterday I was writing down a post idea in my blogger notebook and it was on inspiration. But more what inspires me! So, if tomorrow I do end up writing that post then please, do not think that I am copying you because I am not!

  10. This was so utterly beautiful. I am in love with this post. So true. :))


  11. Thank you for reminding me I need to take a break sometimes! How do I get inspired? When I listen to music, and the lyrics touch me, and when I look a beautiful pictures.

  12. gorgeous. and that first photo? ahh, take me there.

  13. I was actually reading your blog because I was looking for inspiration for a blog post! Thanks!


  14. Thank-you for your sweet comment on my blog! :) Yours is lovely... and so are your photos! <3

    eve @ essence of eve