I was reading through one of my favorite blogs on the Momental Designs site, and one of their entries really interested me. She talked about an idea called her Arc of Inspiration and how surrounding yourself with images that inspire you can help naturally breed creativity. A lot of this falls in line with what I know a lot of people have been doing lately (mostly for wedding planning, but for other things too) in creating their own Inspiration Boards to drive the elements for their wedding, event, or just for breeding their creativity.
One of the things that Kristy brought up in her blog about her Arc of Inspiration was that it was a way for her to continually update and fester her creative spirit. Both at home and at work. Since I spend the majority of my time at work (and in a cube), I realized that my work area didn't really inspire a whole lot of creative energy. I've started working on this for a couple of reasons: 1) It would be nice to look at something prettier than cube walls, 2) my work space needs a little face lift and 3) I need some other pieces of inspiration at work.
I've already started Phase 1 of this process by re-arranging a little bit - I moved where my monitor is (from the middle of the desk to the corner) moved my computer tower to the floor for more desk space, added new bulletin space for me to pin up fun and inspiring things I find, and rearranged some of the stuff that was already on my cube walls. You can see (at the right) my first piece of inspiration: a Dove chocolate wrapper my dad gave me forever ago when I first started working here that says "Find your passion." It's been up in my cube forever, so that's for sure staying. You can also see my colorful tea tins, there's a pic of Allen (always inspiring :) ), and the rest is kind of a blank canvas! Kind of exciting! I'll post more as it evolves.