What Inspires Me

Wild Inspiration

Each week I share the things that have most inspired me. Hopefully there’s something to inspire you here, too!


This little piece on the power of journaling was interesting

You can find some awesome art journaling prompts here

As someone who has issues with low energy, I loved this post by one of my fave artists, Lisa Sonora

If you’ve got an ugly art journal page you want to transform, Amy offers some tips

I enjoyed this interesting piece exploring the issue of purpose and passion (it reminds me a lot of an awesome book I’m loving at the moment)

If you’re into creative writing and want some prompts, you might enjoy these prompts for February (and don’t forget I offer free word-a-day prompts in my newsletter each month, too!)

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That’s all for now, have a fabulous weekend!

What Inspires Me

Wild inspiration

Every now and then I like to share the things that have inspired me online. Hopefully there’s something here to inspire you too!


I found this article about journaling before bed and writing in the morning interesting. It got me thinking about my own journaling routine. I’ve struggled to settle into a regular morning journaling routine, so might give journaling at night a go!

If you’re struggling to start a journaling routine, you might find these tips helpful.

Or, if you’re a bit bored with your journaling, you might want to try some journaling prompts that are a little unconventional.

There are some really great journaling tips and ideas here.

Oh wow, how this article about self-doubt and quitting spoke to me.

I’ve already mentioned I’m taking this course, but now I’ve signed up for this one too! They should work well together, and help me dive deeper into my word for the year. I’m excited!

If you find yourself coming up against some blocks in your art journaling, Iris has some suggestions to get you moving forward.

Have an inspired weekend!

What Inspires Me

Wild inspiration

Sometimes I like to share the wonderful things I stumble across online. Here’s what I’ve loved lately.

I can’t get enough of Mary Ann Moss’s journals. This flip through is ewild nzspecially gorgeous.

This is such a good idea!

A reminder of the power of creativity.

It’s been two weeks since I began my year of journaling dangerously, so reading about others who’ve journaled for a year is inspiring.

Akiyo explains why writing morning pages won’t always make you feel good, but are still worthwhile

Or if you’re not a morning person, or don’t like morning pages, what about night notes?

What Inspires Me

Wild inspiration

Hello lovely people.

I know things are a bit quiet around here at the moment. That’s because I’m in planning and creating mode. I’m overflowing with ideas and am a bit stuck about where to start and how to move forward!

I have ideas for videos, courses, the newsletter, a series, and many others! I’m trying to take a step back and order my thoughts, process my ideas and reorient myself.

In the meantime, enjoy some wild inspiration!

I love this post by Naomi about identifying your own needs and desiresdream in color

Something to make you think about what gets you out of bed in the morning

What does art journaling mean to you?

I love to see others enjoying their journal time

I am SO going to sign up for this

How gorgeous are Kelly’s journals?!

What dreams do you need to let go of?

A little peak into Kate’s colourful planner pages…

That’s all from me for now. Stay posted for exciting projects ahead, and have a wildly inspired week!

What Inspires Me

Wild inspiration

I haven’t shared any inspiration for a while, so thought it was about time! Here are the things that have most inspired me lately:

I have finally gotten into Pinterest (I know, I know, I’m way behind on this one, but I’m making up for lost time now!) If you’re on there, I’d love to connect.

Love this for a simple journal prompt.moonrise

This sounds fun.

I’m going to try and participate in the August Gluebook Party because I want to win this!

Deb talks about inspiration and spiritual connections – I love how she explains this.

I am SO excited that Meghan is doing a reading of her awesome book, Unfurl. You can see more about the book here, and get started with her on chapter one here. I absolutely adore this book.

Courtney offers some great advice about living a wild and precious life.

This is such a neat idea – definitely one to try.

And a quick note for subscribers to The Wild Within newsletter: I’m in the process of making some changes to the newsletter. I’m taking a break from sending it out until that’s sorted. We will be back on schedule within the month, so stay tuned!

Have a wonderful and inspired weekend!

What Inspires Me

Weekly inspiration

Each week I share the posts I’ve found most interesting and inspiring. Feel free to share anything that has inspired you this week in the comments below.

whiritoa tree

These wise and inspiring words from Heather for when you feel like giving upon your dreams

New art journal course that is designed to help anyone get started with the simplest of supplies and a giveaway!

This video of journal prompts to create the life you want to live (there’s so much goodness here!)

What a fantastic summary of the benefits of journaling (and a list of awesome prompts to get you started!) over at She Makes Magic

Have you heard of The Five Minute Journal?

Have an inspired week!

What Inspires Me

Weekly inspiration

Each week I share the posts and blogs I have found most inspiring. I hope you find them inspiring too.


Loved this post about the ‘selfie vulnerability hangover’

As I’m heading away for a couple of days and can only take a few of my favourite supplies, it’s good to see that it doesn’t take much to create an interesting art journal spread

30 Days of Collage sounds delicious!

I absolutely devoured this post that lets us peek inside Akiyo’s journals!

I bought a cheap set of beautiful playing cards and can’t wait to do this

Have an inspired week!

What Inspires Me

Weekly inspiration

Each week I share the things I have found most inspiring online. Feel free to share anything that has inspired you this week in the comments below.

musical coffee

I really enjoyed reading this interview with writer and journal-keeper, Danielle Hanna

If you’re doing NaJoWriMo this month (and I hope you are!) you might find these prompts helpful

And did you know that Akiyo at Journaling Sage is doing a journal prompt a day for the WHOLE year?! This is epic!

Last year I did a New Zealand version of the 100 Days Project. This was a great way to get momentum on a creative project. A new international 100 Days Project starts today!

I had so much fun creating this month’s printables for the newsletter. Love these freebies by Christie!

As I’ve been dealing with a case of the creative blahs lately, I love this idea

Have an inspired week!

What Inspires Me

Weekly inspiration

Each week I share the blog posts and links I’ve found most inspiring. Feel free to share anything that has inspired you this week in the comments below.

soul orientedApril is National Journal Writing Month. I’m thinking of doing the NaJoWriMo 15,000 word challenge – writing 500 words a day for 30 days. Why should you do NaJoWriMo?

Have you signed up for Connie’s free 10 day art journaling series?

This Art of Journaling interview with Stacy is so inspiring!

Jessica has some great tips about making the most of your creative practice (find all 5 on her blog)

I just adored this peek into Gert’s journal at Seaweed Kisses!

Have an inspired week!

What Inspires Me

Weekly inspiration

Each week I share the links and posts that I’ve most been inspired by. Feel free to share anything that has inspired you this week in the comments below.

creativityJamie shares her core creative practices, what are yours?

As someone who wants to start recording and sharing videos, I was excited to see Seaweed Kisses has started a YouTube channel!

Rae talks about mark-making as a focal point on an art journal page – something I plan to explore more

Tammy has launched a new course for anyone who wants to learn about beginning to journal

Have you seen this free online course about coming into alignment with your creative source?

Have an inspired week!