Ok, so there isn’t a plethora of things I want to discuss but I enjoyed the title of the post and decided to keep it.
I would like to talk about creativity and inspiration. Two words that should mean a lot to an author, artist, or anyone trying to do anything really. Two little words with so much power and influence. With them anything is possible, but without them, nothing gets done.
“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso
Lately, I am having a difficult time finding my creativity and inspiration. I remember there being a time when I could write short stories, poetry, or funny philosophical quotes like it was nothing. Sometimes it would keep me up all night just to finish something that was stuck in my head. But now, it is like my creativity has been shut off and it only comes out in drips. I have all these ideas but no creativity or inspiration to flesh them out into reality.
A prime example is with the design aspects of this blog; for nearly a damn year I have had the idea for a logo for a home page but when I go to flesh it out nothing happens. Hell, it has taken me how long to do banners for the different pages? I won’t even get into writing and I don’t mean the Misadventures either, that’s a whole other tale, those are easy for me to write out. I am talking about my original stories and fan-fiction those just trickle out so slowly it is infuriating sometimes.
So, having vented that out, I was wondering, what inspires you? What sparks that creative burst to get you going? Is it music, reading, art, silly cat videos, a good nap? What gets your creative juices flowing?
“I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of.” – Joss Whedon
I look forward to reading what inspires you and helps your creativity blossom.