What inspires you to make?

Unsurprisingly, we’re pretty big fans of inspiration here at Mollie Makes. We’re always searching for it – whether we’re scrolling through our Instagram feeds, taking a day trip to a gallery, or strolling through local markets on our travels. Sometimes it comes to us in the strangest places – anyone else find ideas always hit them in the shower?

We’re curious to know what inspires you to make and create, too. So we took to Twitter for a #molliedebates to find out where you seek and discover your best creative ideas.

Some of you were quite specific about your favourite inspiration sources…

Others said they’re more driven by an inner need to create, and tend to soak up ideas from all around them.

Travel and making time to escape from your everyday environment emerged as a big trigger for getting those creative juices flowing…

It also seems we get our best ideas when we’re relaxing or don’t have anything to distract us (like those afore-mentioned shower moments)…

In issue 48, illustrator Emma Block told us she often finds the internet ‘the opposite of inspiring’ and claimed it can be overwhelming. We were keen to hear your opinions on this, and it seems a lot of you agree with her…

However, others were keen to point out the online world’s good points, too.

Finally, we asked for some exhibition recommendations to add to our must-visit list…

Hopefully there are plenty of ideas here for you to draw on next time you find yourself suffering from creative block. Our next #molliedebates is happening on 26 December, when we’ll be sharing pictures of our handmade Christmas gifts – do join us!