What inspires you? I really hated it when people asked me that. Kinda like when people ask “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”. I prefer to let things happen organically and sometimes I’m not sure where the launching pad was. It just happens. In any case, the salon I work at decided to have a video made to showcase our inspiration. It was really hard for me to think of something to do and to come up with an answer to what inspires me. Right around the same time I attended a Bumble & Bumble class. One of the images shown that day was of an wonderful napkin ring holder that I became OBSESSED with. And when I become obsessed with something, I won’t rest till I find the thing. It’s bad, I know. Anyway, I scoured the internet until I found that image (which actually wasn’t that hard because Google-ing “burlap flower napkin ring” only came up with so  many image hits). And thanks to Maya Made I found THIS:

This, my friends, is what I decided to use as inspiration for my video. BUT, then it became my inspiration for the look of Cake Ball Love. I loved the simplicity and the rustic feel of it. It literally became my focal point for what I wanted my business to become. Since then it’s been much easier to answer the question of what inspires me because I think I’m more aware. Thank goodness too, because I was really tired of giving the standard “The sky, geometry, a babbling brook…”.

As for the video, you can check it out here. It’s a damn good video made by our favorite friend, Stephen Alberts with Blue Barn Creative.

So what inspires you, and where do you see yourself in 5 years?



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