A blank canvas can be an intimidating presence. When pondering what will be created upon it, one is faced with thoughts and fears that reflect the pragmatic drive to create something as opposed to allowing true inspiration to be called upon to flow onto the canvas. But how can inspiration be called upon if not already present? And If present, how does inspiration create?
Inspiration is most often described as a feeling and feelings are closely tied to emotions. Inspiration and emotion drive each other. Humans love the associations Read the rest of this entry »
Artistic Inspiration – Where Does It Originate?
Artists have an innate talent. There’s an energetic momentum in their minds that initiates a response to their need to create. Energetic momentum is often the catalyst that promotes inspiration. Consider the most famous pieces of art in history. Before a subject or theme was chosen, inspiration drove artists to seek specific ideas for a work of art. Lovers of great art are inspired by the artistic technique, color and dimension artists create.
Inspiration Is In the Read the rest of this entry »
Artistic inspiration has very little to do with workshops.
One must differentiate between inspiration and content. Of course workshops and other social interaction can help generate content adequate for most assignments goals and projects. Many artists and thinkers were very likely social and friendly. Nevertheless, consider their own words and insights into artistic inspiration.
Franz Kafka: “When I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer-say, traveling in a carriage or walking after a good Read the rest of this entry »
Increase the power of inspiration in you by performing Yoga of the highest order. Sage Patanjali the author of Yoga Sutras or Yoga Aphorisms had written about the importance of meditation in gaining inspiration and power to identify yourself with the Supreme Soul or the Brahman. Meditation plays such an important role in your life that you cannot totally dispense with it. On the other hand you will derive immense benefits from meditation in the long Read the rest of this entry »
In the beginning there was heaven and earth, which is a pretty basic reason for inspiration. Line, contour, color, and depth can all be found there. Whether it’s music, painting, sculpture, or the written word, inspiration begins and ends with nature, because it’s the first and last thing that contains life.
Gone With The Wind was set in the country. The Mona Lisa was painted against a country backdrop. The music of the Beach Boys and The Boss is often set in the Read the rest of this entry »
Uninspired? Maybe It’s A Mood Swing?
Just when you need a major amount of inspiration, your creative juices go sour. Inspiration is like an elusive, errant child. It’s affected by surrounding environment, state of mind and the ability to extract from a pervasive mood a certain level of inspiration. There are many reasons why you feel so uninspired. Some may be physical:
. A vague feeling of illness
. Physical exhaustion
. Lack of exercise
Other reasons for lack of inspiration may Read the rest of this entry »
Defining The Creative Spark
Creativity seems to emanate from deep within the human psyche. It may be a dream state forced upon the conscious mind. Most artists, sculpturers, musicians, choreographers and designers possess an extraordinary ability to see the conscious from a dimension evoked by the depths of the unconscious mind. We call this “creative spark.”
In the art world, in particular, a wealth of inspiration originates from the artist’s ability to view subjects from the surface and turn it into a masterpiece of color and form. A face is no longer just a Read the rest of this entry »
Creativity thrives on inspiration. Without getting an idea, creativity stops in its tracks, and any efforts thereafter are too forced. Artists, writers and musicians all work off of inspiration in order to create their pieces. These are not technical fields, and there are no textbooks on how to complete these roles. You can go to school to polish your techniques, but education does not equate to inspiration.
So what inspires creative types? It generally lies in the little things in life. A loved one might say Read the rest of this entry »
Spiritual beliefs have been used to inspire artists of all sorts throughout the ages. Who has not seen incredibly beautiful paintings of Angels and Heaven that were inspired by the different world religions? Spiritual by definition is something beyond the material world. Musicians have also used spiritual conceptions to compose wonderfully ethereal music. Some have described the music of the classical composers such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as the music of the gods! In modern times, electronic synthesizers are used Read the rest of this entry »
Inspiration – Take The Time To Find It Every Day
It doesn’t matter whether the sun shines or rain pours. Every day is a blank sheet full of inspiration when you know how to look for it. Each individual can find their personal inspiration only when we listen carefully and observe more than just superficial elements around us. Inspiration is rarely brash or bold. Rather, inspiration is a subtle awakening of the mind to ideas that energize the intellect. Like ripples in a watery pond, Read the rest of this entry »