Category: Inspiring Words

On Designing the Perfect Room

Let’s talk about designing the perfect room. What would a perfect living room look like to you? Would it be eclectic and colorful with a teal chesterfield sofa and offbeat gallery wall? Would it be intimate and cozy, with flocked damask wallpaper and vintage candelabras adorning the walls? Or would it be open and airy with rustic… Read more »

Tidy Desk, Tidy Mind

So true, right? Our physical environments have such a profound effect on our feelings, emotions, attitudes, and ability to focus. Physical clutter is mental clutter. Clean up that workspace and be your most productive self. Take the time to create a work environment where great ideas can spark, grow, and flourish. It’s worth it –… Read more »

Is Creativity a Teachable Skill?

“Creativity isn’t necessarily an elusive concept, but rather something that requires a robust process and a commitment to excellence. When we’re blown away by the creativity of a designer’s portfolio, what we are really seeing is hours and hours of focused, hard graft. Very few of us will magic up a concept in the shower… Read more »

How to Build a Great Year

“My great years are built on keeping a bigger mission in front of me, but looking at my daily actions as the ‘molecules’ of that mission. Your day is your week is your month is your year. Best years come from best efforts performed daily.” – Chris Brogan Happy New Year! Hope you’re rested, recharged,… Read more »

Do Less

A good reminder, isn’t it? Do less with more focus. Use your time wisely. Eliminate distractions. Get done what you have to do today so you can move on to what you want to do this weekend. Happy Friday! Image: Small Fry. Have something to say about this post? I’d love to hear from you on… Read more »

To Achieve Great Things

Happy Friday! I hope you achieve great things this weekend. Looking for more motivation? Check out the Inspiring Words archives.

You, You Work

If you’ve been a reader of Lesley Myrick Art + Design for a  while (hi there, thank you!) then you’ll know that perfectionism is something that I struggle with. I’ve written about it here, here, here, here, and here. Oh, and also here. I’ve always equated what I do with who I am, with my value. And that’s a dangerous thing to do. My fear… Read more »

Creativity Takes Courage

Creativity takes courage – isn’t it so true? Creating art and putting yourself out there takes such strength and vulnerability. The deepest tender bits from your insides are out on display for the world to see, to judge, to critique, to praise. I’m slowly learning to separate my work from my worth. Even if my… Read more »