Inspiration can come from everywhere. Sometimes it is a person in your everyday life, sometimes it is someone famous. Some of us are inspired by scenery whether God made, or man-made.
The question has been asked to me many times. Honestly, I really don't know how to answer. Yes, I am inspired by famous designers. But I don't want to "be them". While the idea of being well-known may appeal to some, I like living in my old world here in the small town of Seymour. However, to DRESS someone famous? Now that would be something fun!! But maybe that is just that pride inside of me dreaming of being recognized.
Now as much as I LOVE the outdoors, I don't think I have ever truly been inspired by nature. On the other hand, some man-made things have inspired me. One thing that I have been dreaming about is designing a collection based on Main Street U.S.A, at Disney World. Not the costumes that walk the streets, but the houses, and shops are gorgeous! There is just something in there that says it could be a great collection. Sounds like I should really start planning that next trip.
Of course its hard not to take inspiration from my children. Mostly their personalities. I have some that are as messy as messy could be. Some that are classy and try to be so sophisticated. Some rockers, some sporty, and even one clown-style crazy. When you are surrounded by someone as much as I am with all ten of my children, it is hard for them not to inspire you.
That all being said, I know that most of my inspiration comes from my grandma. She was the seamstress. She never physically "taught" me how to sew, but she sure did inspire me. I knew she was brilliant at it. Honestly, she was not just brilliant with the sewing machine, but she was just brilliant at life. Her cooking, the way she kept house, even the way she dealt with every day people. I think of her with each creation I make. And yes, there is some crazy in me too, because sometimes I even talk to her while I sew.
Whatever it is that inspires you. Embrace it. Inspiration makes the world a prettier place.