A big part of making decisions is determining what our actions and choices have been inspired by. So we asked decision makers from the community to tell us about what they are inspired by.

Robin Oloyede | Creator

Currently, I am more and more inspired by my children! This quarantine time has shown me that children are more than capable of really achieving their dreams, which furthers Colorfull Plates’ vision even further for me. It reminds me that both parents and kids out there are all trying really hard, so now really is the time to dive into their kid’s potential at each mealtime with a little bit of fun. Read more>>

Lyndsey Little | Graphic Designer & Comic Book Artist

I have found inspiration, not just from other comics, artists and writers- but practically everywhere. My partner could tell you how often we’ll be watching a movie or tv show, when suddenly it sparks an idea, and I quickly have to write or sketch it down before it’s forgotten. I have endless photos of food and desserts on my phone, that I can’t bring myself to delete, because I might draw them in my comic later. Because I could go on forever about the things that inspire me, I will say that the two major things that my comic draws inspiration from are: monsters, and my own personal life. I grew up in an abusive environment and never quite felt accepted anywhere. It has taken me my whole life to rebuild my own self-worth, and even still, that will probably be a lifelong project. Read more>>

Amy Williams | Owner

What inspires me most is life as a whole. I’m inspired daily by the liveliness of the bees working in the garden, the beauty in the plants and the process of their growth. To think that a tiny seed can produce and supply us with a bounty of food, that in itself is amazing! The ecosystem of the garden, all things working together, is very inspirational. I’m inspired by my family and friends that have encouraged and supported me. They are the original idea behind my business. I wanted to support their health with organic produce and yummy fun treats that have helped them to develop a love for not only veggies but gardening. I am forever inspired by the good in the world. There is so much in it so hen you look around. Often I will give products away if I feel called to and that is part of the pay it forward system. You put as much good into the world as you can and hope that it inspires others to do the same. Read more>>