Lustrous Life

My chosen word for 2013 is VITALITY – this particular found inspiration word collage is a perfect expression of it, wouldn’t you say?

Other words I associate with VITALITY are lithe, energetic, green, clean, spritely, dancing. All excellent and attractive associations, but my nature demands something extra – something richer and more rooted.

By adding in the word LUSTROUS here in the collage, I am brought down into a more earthy realm. It evokes spices, pleasure and sensuous delights. A perfect combination!

Journal Prompts

  • What is your chosen word for 2013?
  • How do you see it expressing itself each day?
  • What other words do you associate with your word of the year?
  • How can you express those in your environment?
  • Which part of your body responds to these words?


Found Inspirations Friday is a new venture here on Julie Gibbons Creative. Each Friday I’ll share one of my personal Found Inspirations word collages from my archives.

Found Inspirations  is a creative practice I use to reveal messages I need to pay attention to. I believe these messages are universal in nature and apply to each and everyone of us. By sharing them here, I hope to offer you the opportunity to connect with a message you might find useful as you move into the weekend.

Create and share your Found Inspirations

Have you downloaded your free guide to creating your own Found Inspirations practice? It’s so quick and easy, anyone can do it anywhere. But it’s powerful, too – and an ideal way to begin art journaling and get those creative juices flowing!

Would you like to share your journal word collages? I’ve created the Found Inspirations Friday Flickr Group so you can do just that! I’d love to see you there – all you need to do to join is create a Flickr account (it’s free!). You can post anytime, you don’t even need to wait until Fridays 🙂

Don’t fancy a Flickr account? No problem – just leave a link to your image in the comments of any Found Inspirations Friday post.

Don’t forget to use the hastags #foundinspirations and/or #foundinspirationsfriday if you’re sharing elsewhere.

About the image

If any of the Found Inspirations images appeal to you, feel free to download them for your personal use. I’d only ask that you don’t alter them in any way and if you’re sharing them online, please do use the attribution, “image by Julie Gibbons“.