Lia_Portland_24We are on day two of our week long #CricutEverywhere giveaway! This is an exciting week where we not only share what inspires us and where we find our inspiration, but throughout the week we are giving away two TEAL Cricut Explore Air machines, an iPad mini as well as other Cricut goodies. Make sure to check our Facebook page each morning for the prize announcement and the daily drawing entry rules. The daily contest goes from noon MST until the next day at noon and the winner announced at 2:30pm MST each day on the Cricut Facebook page.

Today I wanted to share a little bit about what inspires me. I live in an adorable craftsman style house on the Southeast side of Portland, Oregon. (See my home tours here). The great thing about the Pacific Northwest is it’s diverse landscapes. One hour to the East we have the mighty Mount Hood which, at over 11,000 feet, is visible from many places around Portland. I will never tire of seeing it’s snow capped peak and being reminded of the power in nature. In contrast, we have the vast Oregon coast one hour to the West and my personal favorite, Forest Park just outside metropolitan Portland. At over 5,000 acres it too is a wonderful reminder of the beauty and power in nature and I bring a lot of that to my work. It’s no secret that I am inspired by flowers and I visit the flower markets of Portland as often as I can as well as enjoy the neighborhood gardens when I take little Enzo for a walk. Being a coffee lover, I’ll often sit for the afternoon in one of Portland’s great coffee shops and sketch out some of my ideas, thoughts and inspirations. There’s such a freedom in being able to take Cricut Design Space out and about with me since the release of the iPad app. It’s like having my own little ‘design studio’ in my handbag!

See more of my inspirations in this short little video that Cricut put together, then make sure you pop back tomorrow to be in with a chance of winning your own Lia Griffith TEAL Cricut Explore Air (pssst….the answer to tomorrow’s question is in the video!). Good Luck and enjoy! ~ Lia