Welcome back to the Rachael Taylor blog! We hope you've all enjoyed the amazing summer we are having & that you've been feeling as inspired as we have! Today we want to share a little bit on gathering inspiration & how it important that can be when pursuing your creative dreams, challenges & projects.
If you read our blog or follow Rachael on Instagram, you may have spotted that she has taken on an exciting & ambitious van conversion project called VW Serendipity. The project will oversee a complete conversion of a Volkswagen T6 Kombi Transporter Van into a portable mini design studio & creative mentoring space for Rachael to continue her teaching around the design industry & the many applications of surface pattern.
Of course, a project like this requires lots of imagination, creativity, research, time, effort, energy & most of all, passion. It can be easy to get excited about a project at the start & then lose interest, however as Rachael is demonstrating with VW Serendipity, it's all about staying inspired - seeking inspo wherever possible, doing research to find out more possibilities & really committing to seeing it through.
If you follow Rachael on Instagram, you'll often spot bits & bobs of inspirational posts that relate to her van project. She often shares photos of beautifully converted vans, colour schemes, different functionality she's spotted in other revamped vans. She has also created a dedicated VW Serendipity Instagram to show progress & collate more inspiration for the project.
Staying inspired from start to finish is a great way to see your project through. You could be a painter or a pattern designer building a collection & other priorities have taken over, or perhaps you're a fashion designer looking to creating that perfect garment but haven't had the same excitement for it anymore. We'd encourage you to seek inspiration for everything you do - it will inspire creativity in yourself & even in others!
Below we have shared some of our favourite inspirational posts from Rachael's VW Serendipity project - these inspire her & help her to envision the final result & that's a fab way to keep up your creative momentum. Share images, take images, tear out pages in magazines, create mood boards - whatever you do, know the power of inspiration!
So she was bought on a whim but the best decisions are always the spontaneous ones! I had originally looked at cars & other van models for this conversion project 💡 🙈 🚐 but then fell in love! This initial random idea was originally for a car but my ambitious wish list was too much for a little vehicle 🚗, I was a bit naive & I’m a dreamer so thank goodness @maxreestore stepped in & the rest of it prior to all this of happening has been a bit of a funny & happy accident #vwserendipity (blog link in bio 👆🏻)
Oh my! Colour palette perfection 🙌🏻. About to finally get on to this vinyl design of mine for the @vwserendipity van exterior (kindly sponsored by @rolanddguk). Then I have the talented @relovedupholstery helping me to create some upholstery magic with my seats. More on that to follow...💺🌈. Excited to start the pretty bits! #repost @paulsmithdesign