Tuesday, July 5, 2011
the muse strikes in curious places
Ideas! Where and how do they come to you? I long to be one of those who can sit down with a few free hours and a pot of coffee and channel inspiration into something visual on demand, but when I try that I usually sit with a big fat blank and then I get depressed. When I get out of the chair and start doing (rather than thinking) the sparks have a better chance of igniting. But it isn't guaranteed; I've never been able to make inspiration abide my wishes or schedule. It shows up on its own clock, on its own whims, in its own choice of place: in the car, on a run, in a meeting, on a plane, in the middle of a conversation, in the checkout lane -- or my favorite -- the car dealership. And the muse expects me to indulge it no matter where or when it happens.
Posted by aimee