Creative Inspiration for May

Most of us are still self-isolating, so I hope these bright colors and cheerful thoughts give you a bit of inspiration to make, write, post, paint, or photograph something to share in May! And don’t forget your mom.

Ocean photograph with color swatches for creative inspiration

Bright Colors for Creative Inspiration: Cheery Spring


  • Deep Green: Hex 495E25
  • Sherbet: Hex F2AF69
  • Petal Pink: Hex FFE7F4
  • Golden Spring: Hex FBE08B
  • Cheery Red: Hex AD0538

May-Inspired Writing or Drawing Prompts

Whether you’re writing a book, a journal, or a social media post, here are a few words and prompts to get the ideas flowing! Looking for drawing or lettering prompts? Explore these prompts for ideas when you’re feeling stuck!

  • Flowers
  • Celebrate
  • Together
  • Gather
  • Distance
  • Quiet
  • Birdsong
  • Sharing
  • Blossoms
  • Pollen
  • Bees
  • Berries
  • Garden
  • Sowing
  • Cultivate
  • Grow
  • Love
  • Mother
  • Letters
  • Mailbox
  • Naptime
  • Fresh cut lawns
  • Sunshine
  • Picnics
  • Butterflies
  • Wellbeing
  • Baking
  • Learning
  • Neighbors
  • Books

I’ll be drawing from these prompts and using the May palette in some projects this month, so follow along on my @happythoughtindeed channel to see them in action.

And don’t forget to tag me in your social media posts if you use these colors or prompts for creative inspiration in your own projects!

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