People tend to think of “wealth” as things they have yet to acquire rather than things they already have. Similarly people think of “artistic inspiration” as some grand life-changing event rather than a learned-and-practiced way of looking at ordinary life.
I had an art professor in college who would talk, after class was over, of various practical aspects of the business of being a professional artist. He would say “If you can’t find artistic inspiration, something utterly fascinating to you, something you are curious about exploring using art techniques, in your own room, in your own yard, in your own life – then you won’t last long as an artist. So collect every inspiration you have, keep careful notes of what piques your interest no matter how small, protect and pursue these interests passionately, and you’ll have a life-long career as an artist.”
Here’s a fascinating pattern I found in my backyard – which I’m “keeping” for some unknown-at-this-moment future use.
2 thoughts on “finding artistic inspiration”
I’m with you: inspiration is everywhere. It’s available free time that’s in short supply.
You’re so right – free time is needed! Know where to get a 72 hour day? I know I could use a few – Lol!