Women Who Creatively Inspire Me

With my last blog post about my Instagram following, I mentioned that I was really grateful for some of the women I've been lucky enough to connect with on Instagram. These women not only inspire me, but they have been great sources of encouragement and inspiration and I attribute a large amount of my positive experience on Instagram to them. A lot of you may know who they are, but if you don't I'd love for you to have a look at their amazing work and follow along, or at very least, know that if you're just starting out, it's not impossible to get to know people with larger numbers. To all of you I'm about to mention, thank you, thank you, truly! Xo

(Also, each image shown on this post links directly to their image on their Instagram account!)

Kayla of @this.little.wandering

#lovelywanderings

#lovelywanderings

I'll never forget the first time Kayla  liked one of my photos - my heart jumped in my chest. I was a fan girl! What?! It sounds ridiculous, I know, but it's true. Not long after, she started following me and we began talking. And then I realized there was nothing scary about her! She's the sweetest, most thoughtful person I interact with in this little social space. She's a wealth of knowledge for me and she encourages me and gives me guidance when I ask. Also, she's just an awesome human. We talk about everyday things as well! Kayla, you are so lovely and I can't tell you how much our conversations mean to me. Thank you!

Kayla and her two daughters, Jessamyn and Ophelia

Kayla and her two daughters, Jessamyn and Ophelia

Kayla and her newborn (at the time) Ophelia

Kayla and her newborn (at the time) Ophelia

Alexandria of @alexandriaslens

#ourmagicumbrella

#ourmagicumbrella

Well isn't that just magical?! I connected with Alexandria only a month ago I think but from the beginning she's been really kind and inspiring! We chat every now and again about creativity and kiddos and she encourages my creative endeavors! She's another lovely soul that I highly suggest you check out and follow because you are certain to find magic every day on her feed! 

Self portrait - are you amazed? I am! I honestly can't wrap my head around it because I'm no good at self-portraits at all!

Self portrait - are you amazed? I am! I honestly can't wrap my head around it because I'm no good at self-portraits at all!

Her and babe are completely lovely and moody. He words are inspiring and magical in this photo on her IG account also!

Her and babe are completely lovely and moody. He words are inspiring and magical in this photo on her IG account also!

And finally but not lastly or least:

Barbora of @herinternest

#thisautumnlife 

#thisautumnlife 

I first discovered Barbora via Sara Tasker of @me_and_orla 's blog looking at her Bloom & Grow course. (Ps. I discovered Sara Tasker from Kayla of @this.little.wandering - you see how I love this community?) I completely fell in love with Barbora's delightful, squishy face and all the images on her feed! I followed her instantly and then later participated in her hashtag, #thisautumnlife that she created with Sarirah of @prettynotinc . Eventually she noticed one of my photos and started following along with me, as well! Since then Barb has become a mentor of sorts. She pushes ideas, challenges me, and offers insight into the world of Instagram and she also asks me to look within myself. Barb, thank you, thank you, for being wholeheartedly you and for branching out to help others! You are simply amazing! Xo

Really though, how great is that?

Really though, how great is that?

She has a few magical windows in her little home in Norway that make for the loveliest shadow play!

She has a few magical windows in her little home in Norway that make for the loveliest shadow play!

These are by no means the only amazing people on Instagram, they're just a few I'd like to specially mention and pay it forward. Again, thank you three for your kindness and support!

Xo

Ashley