What’s Inspiring You?

Inspiration, In the Form of Our Ketubah

What inspires you? I’m very tactical, so though Pinterest is a great source of ideas and I go there when I think of it, I’m drawn to paper. For years I’ve found inspiration in magazines and in the WSJ’s Off Duty section. I’m inspired by the editorials in catalogs (from Forty Five Ten to Barneys) and in the stationery section of every store I walk into. I love going through photo albums, keep boxes and boxes of invitations and never throw away hang tags.

Recently I was walking through our house and passed by a familiar site, yet it struck me in a new way. The delicate papercut design of our Ketubah (a Jewish marriage contract that is traditionally signed before the wedding ceremony) caught my eye and I could hardly get it off my mind. Being inspired by paper is not a new idea, and is something that I have in common with Amy Flurry, my mentor and the founder of The Paper Cut Project. But, now that I have this design in my consciousness, it’s all I see everywhere I look. Sitting at my desk, I’m struck that the leaves of the fiddle leaf fig tree in my office pull light through in a lace-like pattern. The dress I wore to my photoshoot with Elle earlier this week also pick up this same design.

Alas, I’m just musing about my thoughts at this moment in time, but wondered…from where do you draw inspiration? Feel free to share below!

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