Friday, August 5, 2011

Inspiration

Drawing inspiration can be quite difficult. Sometimes it can be done from intense emotions, vivid feelings or great scenery. In the end everyone can suggest all the ways in which they believe inspiration to work, but there is ultimately something that, for reasons that are only understood by each person, and which in ways unique to that person, provoke great bursts of creativity. This may be as simple as a familiar smell, sight, sound, taste, or touch.

Personally, I draw my inspiration via a concept. I draw my inspiration from the concept, lack of inspiration. This is often what I draw inspiration from. My lack of focus, lack of desire to do much, lack of inspiration, can lead to great bounds of inspiration, and the focus to do great things... only to finish a considerable apart of the project so derived to leave it hanging, unfinished, undesired. My ex nihilo creativity is destroyed by the presence of that creativity.

Sometimes, however, I do not desire creativity. Many people have felt creativity sprung upon them, and I do not differ. I can sometimes draw inspiration from broad concepts that may approach me. This particular post was, in fact, based off of inspiration gained from an internet discussion on the technological advancement of botany. Botany! Of all subjects to inspire a blog post about inspiration, with an inspiration-related subject as one of the possible choices, botany is it. Although really, that sparks a completely different post about the inspirational quality of flowers.

How do you get inspired? For that matter, can you get inspired or does it just happen?

8 comments:

Zach Gentner said...

Very insightful.. I often find it hard to draw inspiration myself, but I seem to perform well when I have a paper or something due in hours. Haha

Clueless Dolphin said...

Think of the most painful/happy memory that has ever happened to you and just coordinate your hands with those emotions

Jacob McCann said...

Really cool stuff. +1 follower, keep up the good work

chanonymous said...

sadly i was never inspired i wanted to write music but it never came to me

F0urTw0Zer0 said...

Very insightful, you've just earned yourself another follower!

Heather said...

I don't know how I come up with inspiration, it varies every time I do something. Sometimes the work of others gets me thinking or like you mention certain sensory triggers, other times its just a split second thing with no thought preceding it.

Ruben said...

well written, and worth a read. I only wish there was some contrast in the text color haha

SuperCrabby said...

I sometimes try to look back on hurtful thing and try to get very sad and then sometimes it clicks and I get something. Sometimes it just comes to me when I am about to fall a sleep.