Creativity and Inspiration


Waiting for the lightning bolt to hit you with inspiration for your next piece? Hitting a dry spell where nothing intrigues you to create? I came upon a quote the other day, that got me thinking differently about artist block.

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” - Jack London

Taking the passive path to creativity is no good. We shouldn’t wait for ideas to come to us like pennies from heaven. Instead, perhaps we need to put ourselves in environments that are out of our ordinary habit. Shop at a different market, eat at a new restaurant, take a car ride to that neighboring town that we’ve never felt necessary to explore. Set up a new Pandora radio station, change shampoo brands, WHATEVER is possible to switch up, do it. In the process, something might trigger the juices and get that creativity flowing.

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