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Get Inspired This Spring





{Note from Jess: It’s the changing of the seasons. Here in the Southern Hemisphere, we’re starting to feel a little nip in the night air as Autumn makes an appearance. But in the Northern Hemisphere, you’re all yearning for the warmer days of spring! This month we’re talking about how the seasons affect your business and vice versa…}

Spring is supposed to be just around the corner, right?

Lately in the Midwest, though, we’re still in the thick of snow storms. Regardless, I love the newness that comes with spring. Sprigs of bright green grass sprouting from the earth. Baby goats being born at a friend’s farm. The shift towards softer colors in my favorite publications. I find that the beautiful aspects of Spring are a huge inspiration for me when I create and think about my business.

Here are some ways I have found inspiration in the new season and applied it in my work.


Change your environment

The rush from the holidays is over, and the need to be glued to my studio chair is less urgent. The days are staring to get warmer and brighter, so I like to take the opportunity now and then to do some sketching outdoors or take my work to a coffee shop.

Spring is the perfect excuse to change up your work routine a bit. Sometimes going out of the studio for just a little while leads to a huge amount of inspiration and planning!


Release a special seasonal item

I love releasing seasonal products to celebrate holidays and the changing seasons. St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Arbor Day, and Cinco de Mayo, to name a few, are all right around the corner.

Get inspired by the themes that these days celebrate and create accordingly!


Update your product photos!

There is nothing lovelier than than photos lit by natural light! Why not take your product and your camera outdoors and have a mini photo shoot? Or simply bring a springtime element indoors to add as a photo prop?

Small changes to some of your product photos with the seasons can be a fun way to make your products work for any season!


I hope these ideas will also help you find inspiration for your business in this beautiful season! And I’d love to hear from you – what do you do in your business to celebrate the change in seasons?

Stacie Bloomfield

Stacie Bloomfield has written 4 posts in this blog.

Stacie Bloomfield is an illustrator and runs Gingiber, an illustrative paper goods & home wares store based in the Midwest. Filled with prints, pillows, & tote bags that are sweet enough for children but smart enough for adults, Gingiber tries to find the perfect balance of artfulness & playfulness in each illustration.

What say you?