Art + Sole Inspiration


(Clockwise from top left: Art + Sole, papercutgraffiti, wrapping paper, Stockholm bathroom graffiti, print, cider bags)

Hey, this is a special Monday inspiration! I’m teaming up with UGG Australia to spread the word about Art + Sole, a contest where you can design your own pair of UGG boots and enter them for a chance to win $5,000 and have your design produced and sold by UGG Australia! Plus, a portion of the proceeds from the winning design will go to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Download the design template and get creative! You can create and save your design on the computer or print the templates, design by hand and scan the finished image.
  • Upload your design on the UGG Australia Facebook page before December 26th! Be sure to like them so you won’t forget about the deadline.
  • Vote for the design you like best between 12/27 – 1/5!

Now for the best part – I’m giving away a free pair of boots from the UGG Australia Core Collection. (That‘s up to a $400 value!) I shared my inspiration board above and in a few days I’ll show you my finished boot design. To win the boots, just leave a comment below before 12/26 telling me what inspires you! I’ll draw a random entry from all the comments on 12/27. Good luck!

* This is a sponsored post. The prize is being provided by UGG Australia, but UGG Australia is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this giveaway. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of UGG Australia. Entrants must be 18 or older and located in the US or Canada only.


  1. Lindsay says:

    I’m inspired by good design… print, digital, interior, you name it! Something about balance and great color combinations — not to mention sexy fonts — just does it for me. Granted, I’m a graphic designer, but still :)

  2. Jennifer Houstoun says:

    Everything inspires me! My daughter inspires my girly side, my gal pals inspire my fashionable and wild side, Pinterest (God I love Pinterest) inspires my creative side, and my hubby inspires me to do anything and everything I want to (or at least try). Few moments in a day go by when I am not inspired to make something, give something or just do something!
    Oh, and Nate Berkus…he inspires me too (love that he has added lots of fashion and entertainment to his episodes this year)!
    Yay, Whimseybox!

  3. Swati says:

    everything inspires me! I get inspired by the smallest of things which helps me do many DIY projects or even draw. There is not a day where I am not inspired, if I’m on the go, I’ll write it in my phone to get to it later :)

  4. Emilee Jean says:

    I’m so inspired by travel and other cultures and languages. I love to sit and watch others interact in languages I don’t understand. (I type this as I people watch at an airport!)

    xx emilee jean

  5. Beth says:

    I’m inspired by others, whether it is their style, how they carry themselves, things they say, and things they do. One person can inspire many :)

  6. Sarah says:

    What a cool project. I’m really inspired by graphic design, even though most of my projects are yarn/fabric. The best thing about crafting is that the connection between inspiration and output only has to make sense in your own head!

  7. Lia says:

    I’m inspired by so many things in so many different ways. I am inspired by current trends and love to interpret them in an unconventional fashion.

  8. Ashley Jakeway Swenson says:

    1. Alicia, I love your blog. Can’t wait to spend some more time checking it out!
    2. I’m inspired by talented people in general. I’m constantly in awe of the creativity and talent of others!

  9. Lisa says:

    MGM movies from the 30’s, Ronnie Spector’s hair, large quantities of coffee, a wide selection of colored pencils, and the jazz age. No lack of inspiration in my life but surely a lack of high quality boots! Put my hat in the ring, please. :)

  10. Aryn says:

    Alicia! Fun giveaway! I’m inspired by science and all the amazingly cool designs that simply EXIST in our world. And just think about all the crazy cool stuff that lives under the sea that we don’t even KNOW about! Gets me all excited…

  11. Kimann Keller says:

    I am inspired by people. Everyone has a unique quirky character “flaw”. Nothing I create is perfect because it’s true life that is reflected back in each piece of art.

  12. Rinoka says:

    People inspire me to do what I do. I love hearing ideas and inputs of others so I can get a different view that never came to my mind(:
    Great giveaway! Thanks so much!!

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