Life would be easier if i had a better map of my head. Then i could really get the lay of the land before i pack up and strike out along a creative path. One of the main challenges i face is to get all my selves to agree on something and head in the same direction. A chorus chatters endelessly in my head, some loud, some soft, all talking at once and vying for my creative attention. One voice whispers so gently i can't make out what is being said without losing my patience and shushing the rest into a shamed silence. By the time i lean in close to hear the whispery one everyone has gone silent. No whispers of inspiration, no excited laughter or exclamations. Just silence. My mind has gone blank and i find myself idealess and bereft.
So i fold up my faded map, tuck it in the kithchen drawer and seek out inspiration from other sources. I always find a well of emotional inspration when i read a novel. Looking at other artists photographs takes me to the land of infinite possibility and i itch to try something new. I often seek out quotes or discover words i love and scribble them down in my notebook for use in my writing. Any one of these activities will reorient me to my true north and creative center. I feel refreshed and I'll try again to negotiate a plan with my chorus of selves and perhaps will find a clear path.
Where do you find your road to inspiration?