|On the Wings of Inspiration|
Ok I have been sitting here for half and hour trying to write something meaningful about inspiration to accompany my piece for Inspiration Avenue's blog party, but at the end of the day I just don't think I am good at the whole deep and meaningful thing. Maybe it is because it is Saturday morning and the coffee hasn't kicked in, or maybe its just because Inspiration is really pretty simple. I find inspiration in things around me, the plants and flowers in the garden, even the fruit and veg aisle at the grocery shop is full of possible subjects. I can walk around the house and I find things like my blue and white urn that I love, or my tea cup, or a picture torn from a magazine... the sources of inspiration are just endless if your eyes are open.
Inspiration is never the hard part, but finding time to make the most of it is a touch harder, and even harder still is getting away from the time robbers, whether it be the dog throwing up or falling in the pool, the dishwasher blowing up, negative people, a crisis at work or at school, or with whatever million things aim to that eat into our play time ...all of these things take away from acting on inspiration, and the battle so many times is with these demons, not creative ones.
I draw inspiration from my life, and my friends, and cyber space, and music and tea and my family and from other peoples blogs and thoughts, especially through Inspiration Avenue and Artists in Blogland, and from conversations and idea you catch floating around you. I was discussing all this with my fifteen year old daughter and she had some great insights. Of course insights from her are not uncommon as she is actually a retired gay man, who I like to call Steve, in a fifteen year old body, but that is a whole other story!!! She reminded me that she had done a drawing earlier this year in art at school that met the brief perfectly, and as tempting as it was to steal her work and claim it as my own, I decided to instead put it on here to share with you. So here are mine and Steve's entries for the On the Wings of Inspiration Blog Party.
|Ethereal by Phoebe " Steve" King|