What is armchair traveling and why is it beneficial for 'Creatives'?
What - Armchair traveling is exactly what it sounds like. It's experiencing the sights, sounds, smells, and thrills of traveling while remaining in your comfortable spot at home. Due to age, health, circumstance, or financial considerations, not all of us are privileged to travel as much as we'd like. However, that doesn't mean we can't rack up miles while reclining in our favorite chair with a cup of coffee and hot cinnamon rolls while we browse a book, travel magazine, website, travel channel, etc. Why - Creatives need constant inspiration, new ideas, and breaking away from the ordinary to capture something illusive that takes root and grows in their imagination, eventually emerging as a design, craft, or work-of-art that is uniquely their own.
Destination #1 - Azalea and Spring Flower Trail - Tyler, Texas USA
|Travels through ten miles of residential gardens and historic homes sites.|
Young women from area high schools who dress in antebellum gowns, known as the Azalea Belles, will be your official greeters. That small touch of history is enough to start your creative imagination soaring.
The wonderful variety of colorful flowers and foliage is just begging to be printed and added to your inspiration notebook. (Since we're armchair traveling we can't take photos, but we can make prints of photos we see to use as inspiration images.) WHAT! You don't have an inspiration notebook? Well, it's not too late. Get one NOW and start filling it up.
Once you get a few prints in place, take the time to sketch a design or two. You don't have to be a sketch artist for this, just get something down on your notebook page so you won't loose that great idea. Need an example? Here's two just to give you an idea of what I'm talking about.
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