Sunday, June 5, 2011
That said, several sweet visitors were ooohing and ahhhhing over items in my display cases and on my shelves and walls. We chatted about the classes I'm offering and the Tuesday Night Art Socials and then one of them said, "Where do you get all of your ideas."
This was a hard question to answer and I'm still not sure I gave her a sufficient answer and I'm not quite sure it is one that I really can explain.
Sometimes my ideas pop into my head while I'm driving. Sometimes I am inspired by a flower or garden tableau. Sometimes I'll read an article and see something that I think "oh, yeah. That's awesome. I wonder if that technique would work with...." Sometimes I don't get any sleep at all at night because I'm busy "doing art" in my dreams and when I wake up in the morning I know what my next project is going to be. I guess technically, being a spiritual person (though not especially religious), I'd have to say that I am guided and inspired by The Divine Spark, All that Is, God, The Creator (I'm just "the Creator" no capital T)....sometimes I remember some project I did as a child in school or with my Camp Fire Girls group or at camp or....well, you see how it goes? It's a challenge to figure out the epicenter of creativity. All I know for sure is that EVERYONE has creative ideas. Not everyone chooses to act upon them.