I’d like to share some thoughts on inspiration.
It’s something I have problems with. As a child I often said, “Mummy, I’m bored; what shall I do?”
Now I’m married I’ve found that such questions attract answers like, “the shed needs painting” or “How about doing some dusting?”
In my attempts to seek inspiration for my drawings and paintings I have found that inspiration is hiding everywhere we go, but it’s so easy to forget those magic moments amidst the hustle of our everyday lives.
This can be solved by the simple act of ensuring that you always have a little notebook and a pen in your pocket (okay .. your handbag/purse if you are female).
I get ideas at the strangest times. Soaking in a bath of hot soapy water is often a time of inspiration and a source of many “Eureka” moments. Imagine my panic when my wife suggested removing our bath in favour of a shower cubicle. Phew … she changed her mind and we now have a new bathroom with the shower above the bath as a compromise, like before, but newer.
When I have time, I gather together the thoughts I have put down into my notebooks and arrange them in a word Document.
I have a folder in my computer I call Dave’s Inspiration. I am very scrupulous and always try to include the names of anyone who offers constructive advice. I have learned a lot from my Redbubble friends and look on Redbubble as a sort of correspondence course in art.
Here is my Folder (well, part of it):
I hope to add to this piece of Redbubble Writing in due course.
Thanks for reading it.
Seeking artistic inspiration.