Inspiration – Where does it come from?
My favorite definition of the word is “the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions.” What steps are involved for getting inspiration?
We have to work at it first of all and along with that will come frustration. If this is where you stop – don’t because it’s a very important stage. This is normally a sign that you are uncomfortable and unwilling to let the ideas flow. Many times, ideas have to sink in before the inspiration will happen. Sometimes you have to let an idea just sit there until you can commit to whatever your medium is. If we let inspiration bloom, wonderful ideas can happen.
My latest mixed media piece was inspired over a very short period of time. It just seemed like that particular word continued be constant in my mind and it had to come out on canvas. So this particular piece was an inspiration through church, those I associate with and my belief that positive thoughts work. I became very aware of the word and my thoughts. I took a breath and let it “talk” to me. This particular piece was a journey shared on my Facebook page with great response.
I created an online class that is available that helps you through taking a word, phrase or event and creating a mixed media canvas with it. It honestly is a very easy class as well as a very difficult one. Easy if you follow the steps. Difficult to let those feelings be exposed. For inspiration, this is an example of taking some simple word(s) and using them to create with.
It also seems that once you begin using inspiration that it just continues to flow. Open you hearts and mind. Listen to your inner voice.
Where does your inspiration come from? How does it happen for you?
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