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Giveaway :: Sharon Pridan Jewelry Design/A Matter of Choice

Thursday, November 14, 2013

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How creative are you in your work? Do you feel as though you are able to express yourself as much as you would like in your day to day? Sure, there are always moments we must “work” and the “play” is nowhere to be found, but I am talking about the urge to put something out into the world that is solely you, that puts a piece of yourself into the world. Part of the joy of being here at the BSP is the daily inspiration from our contributors. We honor people who put themselves out there and we are so privileged to be able to share them with you.
Sharon Pridan is an artist who began designing and quickly moved to making it her career. Her work is vibrant and rich, full of color and joy. This is the kind of jewelry that is stamped with a creative voice that is unique and warm. Pridan’s shop, A Matter of Choice, is full of adornments that will make you feel like putting yourself out there and making your mark. Gorgeous jewelry that inspires us to create our own beauty? Perfection.

Sharon Pridan Jewelry Design/A Matter of Choice is giving away one $50 gift certificate to one lucky reader! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Thursday, November 21st.
Please visit Sharon Pridan Jewelry Design/A Matter of Choice and tell us: Dear readers, where do you find inspiration when you need it most?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, November 25th, to see if you’ve won!
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    Trisha says:

    Long walks outdoors, reading books, and the internet.

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    Pumpernickel says:

    YouTube marathon videos, my own reflection, my boys, the theme song to Rocky…lots of different places!

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    Anna L says:

    My biggest inspiration has always been my mom.  Even as a 22 year old, I still call her most days, even when there’s nothing on my mind.  I call her because I want her to know that I love her.  Even on the busiest days of my life, I constantly think about all the sacrifices she’s made for me, and that is truly inspirational.  I hope to win so I can send my mom one of those beautiful necklaces, because they really do remind me of her warmth, strength, and beauty.

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    ren says:

    i have always found my inspiration in the works of my favorite artists, primarily cartoonists. chuck jones, berkley brethed, trey parker and matt stone, matt groening, gary larson, sam keith… and impressionists, matisse, monet, toulouse-lautrec…there are a lot of them, and they do things that i have never been able to do and my art is nothing at all like any of theirs, but i can feel my brain stretching and expanding when i look at their work.

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    cindy says:

    I find inspiration in my children. Not only do they make me want to be a better person, but they also remind me to enjoy the little things, laugh and play and follow my heart no matter what others may think!

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    JJ says:

    I get my best ideas while spinning or hiking. Something about getting out of my head and into my body actually gets me into my head. It’s a wobbly little paradox. 

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    Anne H says:

    I am inspired by my daughters, they make me want to be a role model, a strong woman, a caring person and someone who they can look up to. I misted up when I looked at your sister bracelets, my sister and I fought like cats and dogs and I always wanted my girls to be best friends and thankfully they are. I would love to gift them those bracelets to remind them that as sisters they share the same history.

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    Jennifer says:

    I think if you need to find inspiration and you’re open to it, you can find it anywhere. Just open your eyes and look around and you will find everything you need.

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    Joann says:

    My local museum (Getty Museum) has free entry. The grounds are large and there’s many people always visiting. When i’m stuck on being artistic for drawing I go there and sit  near the gardens sketching families, flowers, and walk through some of the exhibits. My favorite paintings to view there are the beetles by Hans Hoffman. 

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    i get tons of inspiration from the music of my youth–80s new wave!

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    Heather N. says:

    The ocean! Something about the methodical rhythm of the tides puts order in my head to all of the disjointed thoughts that float around. 

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    Carla says:

    My favourite way to get inspired is to look at the colour palette I have available to me and just pick something that looks appealing, then build on that with coordinating colours and themes. Sometimes just looking at a particular shade will remind me of something I’ve been kicking around in the back of my mind and actually let me get it out into the world.

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    Elizabeth says:

    I get inspiration out of working. I don’t mean “going to my job.” But I mean, washing the dishes, or sewing something for my daughter, or painting plates for my mother. I am inspired when I do, when I create. When I write poetry, or I write an article, in just the same way. I call it the “you feel love by loving” principle: I feel inspired by doing inspiring things, rather than just consuming beauty.

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    debbie jackson says:

    I find my inspiration in nature and with small children
    hearted her shop as mrsrodjac

    roddjackson at hotmail.com

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    Charlotte D. says:

    I find inspiration from nature and my children. Being with nature brings me peace and the knowledge that life is ever changing.  My children”s innocence and honesty inspires me to do the same.

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    sam says:

    Listening to my music with noise canceling headphones – the lyrics are much more meaningful.

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    Tiffany says:

    I’ll go for a run to clear my head. Once my head is clear the inspiration will start flowing again.

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    Samantha S says:

    Currently, I get inspiration while washing the dishes or from reading the poetry and prose of Elizabethan England. 

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    Nikki says:

    I love to walk through the local nursery when I feel down or uninspired, seeing all the plants, their colors and shapes, smelling the roses and rubbing my fingers over the geranium leaves and the flower petals makes me feel good and sets my mind to dreaming about color combinations, texture, smell.  I always feel better, I always feel inspired.  My town doesn’t have a botanical garden and the park is just grass and play structures–perfect for families and kids–but the nursery feeds my soul!

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    Susie H. says:

    I am in love with the Mandala bracelet, there is something so powerful about it…! Oftentimes, I find much inspiration from the lives of my late grandparents. They lived through such hardship, yet were able to find beauty and happiness through it all. I find that I become open to more ideas, more details, and take more risks when I immerse myself in my memories of their stories.

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    Hedy says:

    Inspiration comes for me at the most introspective times: when I’m curled up with a good book, feeling the bright sun warm my face, while I’m floating in the salt water of the bay, or even just enjoying a rare hour alone to think. I find inspiration most the more I read and the more I digest beautiful words. They inspire me to write and think of things maybe differently than I normally would.

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    megan says:

    I have to get away – just get out and do something new, go to a new cafe or restaurant, or just drive around out of town. I tend to feel trapped and then I lose my inspiration. Just getting out of the routine can be rejuvenating.