Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Looking for inspiration?

Sometimes one of the biggest challenges us creative types face is finding INSPIRATION!
It's madness really. There is so much to inspire everywhere you look.
If you lie on the grass and look at the clouds you can see a million pictures.
A walk in the garden uncovers unlimited triggers for the imagination.
So is it really inspiration we are looking for?
Maybe it's direction...motivation...confidance???
Most artists I know are their own biggest critic.
We have this need for perfection.
Maybe not in a sense that most people look for.
But a need to fill the void.
To capture a moment.
An emotion.
Maybe it is the fear of failure that stops us from moving forward and letting inspiration take over? But can you really fail at being creative?
It is really all about our perception.
It's time we as artists believe in ourselves.



  1. Coffee smells good Melanie, especially today since I'm sleep-deprived. Nice post, very nice post... Even though I'm not an artist, I'm gonna focus more on moving forward and less on perfection today... I gotta get unstuck... Craig

  2. Smelling it as I type and finding my self Awake for a change, its nice to know its not just me that feels that way...positive mental attitude adjustment in progress but a bit more coffie to start...cheers

  3. Oh WOW! I come back from slacking off and I have wonderful comments! How exciting...and somewhat of a kick in the pants. :D
    I never have been good at keeping diaries.
    It inspires me that you were inspired.
    What a wonderful day it is!!!
    xo <3