Finding your inspirational muse can be a challenge. I’m here to tell you that having one will definitely encourage you to be even more creative and dream bigger.I want to share how finding your inspirational muse can truly inspire you to work harder, push yourself further and become the best creative you can be.
I always tell people that finding your inspirational muse is something you should do right away if you haven’t already. For me, this person was Jenny Keller of Jenny Cookies. Her style is something I’m drawn to in every way. I love her love for antiques and vintage finds.
Jenny’s use of a soft color palette is something that awakens my creative soul and gives me energy to create as well. Not only does Jenny’s style mirror what is in my mind and heart but I can’t imagine a more wonderful person to inspire me creatively than her.Recently I had the chance to go and do a mini internship with Jenny. It was a day packed full of knowledge but also lots of laughs and even a few tears. I have been following Jenny for years now and have always loved her work. The first party I styled that was inspired by her was my lemon lavender spa party. I remember picking up vintage bee boxes and thinking how proud Jenny would be of my finds!
When it came time to arrange the dessert table, I almost felt as if she was there giving me suggestions of where to place things. This is exactly what I mean when I say that finding your inspirational muse is critical in becoming the best creative that you can become.
When I arrived for internship at her darling bakery Jenny cookies, she welcomed me with a big hug and a smile. While I couldn’t eat any of the treats due to my celiac disease I was more than thrilled to find a gorgeous branded canvas tote filled to the brim with goodies including her famous desserts waiting for me. I knew my hubby you would enjoy them once I got home and he totally did!Inside the tote was also one of her signature cookies sweatshirts and a little notebook and pen for writing, which I didn’t see until after our time together but I absolutely love it regardless. She also included a cute little mug that said cupcakes are just muffins who believed in miracles. Everything with Jenny is thought out perfectly and my little welcome bag was no exception.
There was a darling calligraphy tag with my name tied to it. This was just a small simple touch but it made me feel special. Without her even having to say anything the first lesson was given for the day. It was to be more mindful in my gift giving and styling.We dove right into my questions about bringing styled workshops to my own city just as Jenny has done in her hometown for years now. I knew that I wanted women around me to experience creativity and friendship in a carefree yet beautiful environment. However, I wanted them to experience everything in the right way from the very first workshop. This is where I knew I needed to talk specifically to my creative muse.
Jenny was more than generous with her knowledge. She willingly and openly shared the things that have worked for her and the things that haven’t worked. Jenny also shared the things that she thinks will help me specifically as I move forward. I took so many notes and gained more knowledge than I ever dreamed of gaining.
When our time was finished Jenny kindly told me that she will always be here if I have any other questions. She followed up the next day with an email letting me know she enjoyed our visit. She also reminded me again that she was there if I had any questions that we didn’t answer the day before.You guys, this was an incredible experience for me and something I hope each of you gets to experience one day with your very own inspirational muse… The biggest takeaway I have for you is to not be afraid to ask. A lot of times people don’t promote that they offer these kind of one on one sessions. However, if you take a minute to email and ask you may just be surprised. Often times they would be happy to meet with you!
Learn more about my inspirational muse and talented friend Jenny at Jennycookies.com