There is a lot to be said about inspiration. In today's world, there is no shortage of online inspiration. Maybe it is a generational thing, but I love the intimacy of curling up with a magazine (or book), especially on a cold night. As I am just back from teaching at Rhinebeck I wanted to add the Jewelry Artist Magazine which I find to be an invaluable resource for all levels of jewelry makers. In every issue is at least one nugget of info that makes it worthy of reading. The informative articles and their equally informative photos teach and motivate at the same time. All this for the price of a year's subscription!
My first introduction to the word. "Craftivist" was a YouTube video by Casey Jenkins,
which amazed me. I decided to be more visible with my own creativity. i now keep a kit of tools and metal in my car for "public displays of creativity". Sometimes this evolves into a mini lesson. The expression on a person's face when they look for the first time at something they created drives me to continue being more public. When I was younger i felt my creativity was a burden. Now I feel it is the best gift.