|The cover for my rock album The Russell of Wings - |
considered groundbreaking in its day
Alright... I'm out of juice. Hey creative people - when you run out of inspiration, do you force it or just stop...?
Judging from the many responses she received, this is obviously something that creative humans find a conundrum. I'm happy to say that I never suffer from artistic anxiety. I have fun with my ideas and I don't feel any pressure to be original or 'the best'. [I'm only competitive over food and toys.] It immediately struck me as a good topic for my blog, though, and I have gained some interesting insights.
The first human I approached was Moira, who is writing a book about me called Small White Dog. "I make myself write whether I feel like it or not," she told me. "Actually, I never feel like it. I'd rather watch television and drink coffee. It's no good fannying around waiting to be inspired. Just get on with it! Set yourself a time limit, stick to it and reward yourself afterwards."
A bit uninspiring, perhaps, but it obviously works for Moira and it could work for you.
|Me being Pam Swann summoning that elusive inspiration!|
"One must be most particular about one's creative environment," Pam commented. "One can only capture that elusive element, inspiration, by working in, say, a first floor, south-facing room which overlooks a lake. One needs absolute quiet. One can be frightfully affected by the noise made by other people's children or pets." [Pam isn't a published author as yet but she hopes to finish her debut novel within a year or two.]
|Talented - yet having lots of fun!|
So you see, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to creativity. It seems you must just find out what works for you. I'd love it if you'd share your methods for getting inspired by leaving a comment below. Have a happy and fulfilling weekend!
SONG OF THE WEEK
A Book of Empty Lines by Loveshadow (featuring myvanillaworld)
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
Angel Food Cake Stuffed with
Whipped Cream and Berries
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