Finding Your Inspiration
Summer is such a bright time of year! Thank goodness, because let's face it, the last few months have been a little dark with the world on many levels.
Last February, I had just made the decision to start really putting my artwork "out there." Scary enough, but talk about a shot to your confidence and especially inspiration when, next thing you know, a world-wide pandemic happens. My whole world narrowed to family only, keeping them safe, keeping them fed and a roof over their heads, and trying not to let the anxiety of world apocalypse take over--I'm a writer, I have a VERY vivid imagination.
Inspiration was non-existent there for a bit, but it was my artwork which has been helping me through it all. I strongly believe creativity begets creativity...so the more I put colour to paper or tablet, the more I was able to let the things I had no control over breeze through and find a positive light again. This then inspired me to refocus on putting together that creative business, get my website updated and so many other parts. And believe me, there are A LOT more pieces than I thought, some of which I am still learning, but I am inspired by so many other creatives who have already become successful at doing what they love.
Inspiration is a funny thing and comes from the oddest places sometimes. Two more recent incidences come to mind: A couple weeks ago, I swear a balled up, used paper towel looked like a cartoon donkey head, so I doodled it. So random LOL. Second, I'm a law clerk by day, yet it never occurred to me to turn that into a fun T-shirt niche until my sister (a seriously badass law clerk) inspired me to do so.
You really can find inspiration anywhere, and the best thing is that everyone interprets inspiration differently, bringing so many unique perspectives to inspire the world! So if you are thinking about writing that story or painting that mural or baking a new flavour of cupcake...just do it. You never know who you might inspire.
How do you find your inspiration?
Peace, joy, and creativity,
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