As cheesy as it sounds, inspiration really is everywhere. That鈥檚 why one of our favorite ways to beat maker鈥檚 block is to go for a walk. You can walk anywhere 鈥 to the grocery store, around the block or, if you鈥檙e feeling really bold, to a hip neighborhood dotted with artsy shops and coffee houses. As you stroll, you take in all sorts of different color combos, textures, materials and scents. Searching for creative inspo is sometimes as simple as letting all five of your senses immerse themselves in the world around you.

Our friends over at method know a thing or two about color, scent and geography, and how the three can be used to evoke memories, ideas and more. If you鈥檙e familiar with method, then you know how awesomely colorful their products are, and you may even have a favorite scent. They recently launched a new limited edition collection dubbed New Americana. The colors, patterns and scents of the collection are inspired by regions in the USA and the local artisans who make those regions special.

Like the makers this limited edition collection celebrates, method has always been at the forefront of championing thoughtful, intentional design. It鈥檚 not only about color and scent, but also about crafts and traditions as they relate to different parts of the country. As they told us, they took 鈥渋nspiration from beautifully handcrafted fabrics, blankets + quilts, [combining] the spirit of the American maker with scents that celebrate our country鈥檚 diverse landscape.鈥 Well, we can definitely get on board with that!

From Coastal Redwood to Southern Peach to Desert Lily, these three scents straight up rule. And their packaging? Those patterns are THE BEST. That鈥檚 why we partnered with them to take a virtual walk across the country to chat with three of our favorite makers about how where they live inspires their work. Read on to learn all about Eunice Moyle, a San Francisco-based stationery maker; Courtney Pilgrim, a born-and-bred Georgia painter; and Lauren Essl, our favorite Texas-based calligrapher.

COURTNEY PILGRIM //聽ATLANTA, GEORGIA

The moment we saw Southern Peach, we knew Courtney 鈥 a Georgia girl from zero to now 鈥 was the perfect maker to bring this scent to life. Dubbed My Friend Court, Courtney鈥檚 an art teacher by day and painter by night, and she鈥檚 the brillz babe behind our Intro to Acrylic Painting Class.

Southern Peach fit Courtney perfectly because it鈥檚 sweet and fruity. It makes you think of biting into a juicy peach on a hot summer day, and the color palette includes sunny orange, grass green and orchard peach.

Why do you think your part of the country is a great place for creative people?

Right now, the creative scene is booming in Atlanta and I would say it鈥檚 very rich in the arts, be it street art or performing arts. Atlanta also happens to be known for its trees and natural beauty, which makes it very inspiring to be in the city!

What are your favorite local spots to get creative inspiration and what about those spots do you find inspiring?

In Atlanta we have a pathway that loops the entire city called The Belt Line. Along The Belt Line, you鈥檒l see public art, parks, restaurants, bike paths 鈥 every time I go for a walk or cruise there I discover something new. Some parts of the pathway make you feel like you鈥檙e in the city and other parts make you feel like you鈥檝e escaped the city for an adventure!

How do you think your home state or region is reflected in the things you make?

I am definitely inspired by my surroundings and pull my color choices from things I see in my everyday life. I grew up outside of the city and spent my days playing outside, so when I鈥檓 in a creative rut I normally turn to nature to find my inspiration again. I wouldn鈥檛 say that it鈥檚 the natural tones that inspire me, but more so those vibrant colors you see on flowers petals, in fruit or in a sunset that make you think 鈥渉ow did nature create this color?! It鈥檚 SO beautiful!鈥

Where do you find inspiration for new color palettes and patterns?

I think turning to fashion or just my everyday surroundings is a great place to start. After beginning with colors that I鈥檓 naturally drawn to, I usually find a way to add in a splash of an unexpected color to spice things up.

What鈥檚 one piece of advice you鈥檇 share with other makers?

Shake the demons. Stop listening to the voice of doubt you have about your ideas or what you want to do with your life and career. Figure out just what you want to do and what makes you happy and pursue it with all your might! Make a plan, set goals and get to work.

What does Method鈥檚 Southern Peach evoke for you?

It reminds me of fresh peach milkshakes in the summer time! :)

LAUREN ESSL // DALLAS, TEXAS

Hailing from Texas, Lauren Essl is our favorite calligrapher ever! She鈥檚 taught not just one, but TWO online Calligraphy Classes right here on Brit.co. When she鈥檚 not blowing our minds with her calligraphy skills, she鈥檚 teaching, making and playing in the Lone Star State. Her scent of choice? Desert Lily.

With refreshing floral undertones, Desert Lily is like a floral oasis amidst an arid desert landscape. We love the bright, warm and dusty color palette chose to represent this region and scent.

Why do you think your part of the country is a great place for creative people?

Texas has so many unique regions and landscapes, it鈥檚 easy to be inspired with just a change of location. Indeed, Texas has amazing art scenes, museums, galleries and culture. Ranging from Cowboy culture to high-end art, we have it all.

What are your favorite local spots to get creative inspiration and what about those spots do you find inspiring?

I鈥檓 so inspired by graffiti and street art, so strolling Deep Ellum in Dallas can be fantastic for color and lettering inspiration. I also find inspiration strolling antique malls 鈥 whenever I need a boost, I hop over to Montgomery Street Antique Mall and roam the aisles. I travel to Austin frequently as well, where design is king. Simply looking at a menu at Elizabeth Street Cafe gives me so much inspiration!

How do you think your home state or region is reflected in the things you make?

Texas = sun. And to me, sun makes me think of bright colors and happy tones. I bring in a lot of bright colors in my work, especially when designing for myself. It鈥檚 hard not to work in bright tones when your summers are so hot and sunny!

Where do you find inspiration for new color palettes and patterns?

I鈥檓 so inspired by vintage and retro color palettes 鈥 old advertisements, photos and fabrics often have the most inspiring combinations (not to mention great typography). I also find great inspiration in Peruvian textiles 鈥 so many beautiful colors. (Photo credit: Seth Melton)

What鈥檚 one piece of advice you鈥檇 share with other makers?

Just start. This is a phrase I鈥檓 really into lately. If you find a passion, carve a spot out for yourself in this universe 鈥 make your dream a reality.

Where does Method鈥檚 Desert Lily take you?

Desert Lily makes me think of a really beautifully curated shop in New Mexico, it makes me think of a candle that might be burning. Or even the oasis in the middle of a desert. Light and refreshing!

EUNICE MOYLE // COASTAL REDWOOD

Though Eunice didn鈥檛 grow up in California, after almost two decades here it is most definitely her home. She spent her childhood the way a diplomat鈥檚 kid does 鈥 moving from place to place, year to year. California is the first place she鈥檚 been for more than five years, and the coast is her happy place. Eunice is our Letterpress At Home Class teacher and the co-founder of Hello!Lucky, an awesome letterpress stationery company based here in SF.

It鈥檚 the natural beauty that surrounds San Francisco that鈥檚 kept Eunice here for so many years. She loves the herbaceous quality of Coastal Redwood, and the fact that it instantly transports you to a redwood forest where the air is so crisp and clean you can taste it.

Why do you think your part of the country is a great place for creative people?

San Francisco has an amazing creative scene and is a constant inspiration. There鈥檚 a real appreciation for aesthetic here 鈥 whether it be in fashion, food, or art 鈥 so living here is like being immersed in current style and trend. On top of that, one only has to take a quick trip to be surrounded by gorgeous landscapes, so you get the best of both worlds.

What are your favorite local spots to get creative inspiration and what about those spots do you find inspiring?

I love the Mill on Divisadero Street. It鈥檚 a coffee shop with a gorgeous organic natural aesthetic with a little 鈥70s thrown in. They have very cool art on the walls that changes constantly, and the people-watching is fantastic. Plus, really, really good coffee, which is pretty much what kick-starts my creativity every day! I also love heading to the beach with my dog and kids 鈥 whether it鈥檚 Crissy Field, Ocean Beach or Fort Funston, there鈥檚 nothing like a bit of fresh air and California landscape to get the creative wheels turning. About 80 percent of design is in the rumination and both of these places are great environments for thinking.

How do you think San Francisco is reflected in the things you make?

A wry, goofy sense of humor runs through a lot of what we do and San Francisco is a place that certainly appreciates a good pun and a bit of irony and silliness. There鈥檚 also a certain overarching Northern California design aesthetic that I really appreciate 鈥 wood, natural materials, neutrals mixed with pops of the blue green of the ocean and brights of coastal florals. A little retro mixed with a little modern. It鈥檚 all in there somewhere.

Where do you find inspiration for new color palettes and patterns?

I get color inspiration from all sorts of places, but some of my greatest inspiration comes from children鈥檚 textiles, vintage book design, pop music videos, and French and Japanese aesthetics. And the 鈥80s. I heart neon.

What鈥檚 one piece of advice you鈥檇 share with other makers?

To turn off your self-critical voice and just be in the process. Don鈥檛 get caught up in comparing your work to other peoples鈥. Whatever you make is unique to you 鈥 and the point is to make it as 鈥測ou鈥 as possible, not to imitate.

What does method鈥檚 new scent Coastal Redwood evoke for you?

It has a warm, woodsy scent with a bit of sweetness. It reminds me of the California coast and spending weekends camping and adventuring!

How do you find inspiration where you live? What are your favorite places in the USA? Talk to us in the comments below.

This post is a collaboration with method.