I love Smashing Magazine! I came across this article on their website.
“As designers, we’re all trying to get better at what we do. We surf the Web daily for hours trying to find useful tips and tricks to enhance our design skills. But what if we spent less time surfing the Web looking for inspiration and more time creating and designing things?”
This first paragraph alone was inspiring for me! I tend to get lost in the maze of online viewing and before I know it, hours have gone by and I really should have spent some of that time painting. It is a great article and I encourage you to read it and take a look around their web site. Read about some practical advise and design ideas.
Maybe you’ll be inspired to design something everyday!