Inspiration is all around us. l admired these tulips while having a cup of coffee, when inspiration struck me to paint them.
Wherever you are, notice your surroundings, what stands out? If anything around you drives emotions within you, then chances are it will do the same for others and it’s probably a good source of inspiration. It’s important to take moments throughout the day to reflect on your goals. You should be relaxed and release all your troubles, this will give you time to think about what it is you want to start working on.
My inspiration comes to me best when l am giving myself time to relax, breath and think. I try not to put pressure on getting inspired. I usually have a notebook or sketchbook with me at all times. Capturing your inspiration and jotting it down on paper or a sketchbook, gives you the opportunity to branch out from your thoughts. I find its best to not over think things right away. Hold onto your idea, jot it down and then make it complex at a later stage if needed. Most of my inspirational concepts are found in my own memories, these are the best ideas because they are found in my mind. I don’t have to go anywhere to find it.
Listen to music, enrich yourself. All ideas start like a tiny seed in a person’s mind, watch videos, read books, and try new things. If you have an idea that you find interesting or emotional then close your eyes and image yourself observing this idea from the outside. See the idea as a whole and pay special attention on how it makes you feel.
I try to set myself attainable goals, and you should too. Don’t get ahead of yourself. Personally l find it important to finish a painting, l feel accomplished and l have something to show for my efforts. Utilizing my creativity and embracing my source of inspiration, finding a place for it in my work or using it as an extension for other works, is so satisfying.
Try not to become overwhelmed. This is probably my biggest issue. I try to stay as focused and organized with my ideas. Most importantly be honest with yourself and the best source of inspiration should be you. Your work will lack value if you are not staying true to yourself. Find what makes you happy and just feed off it.
Have a Beautiful day.
I am hoping that l can be inspirational and informative. I always feel that paying it forward is a great way to live life. As a self taught artist l will try and share with you what l have learned.