Quest for Ideas

Friday, July 23, 2010

So, I'm stuck in a bit of a rut. I have motivation, inspiration, stars-in-my-eyes overload with no outlet for it. For the life of me, no poem ideas, children's storybook ideas, or art project ideas are sparking interest within me. It's either I have the ideas or the inspiration, rarely both.

So, I'm just going to sit down and brainstorm. I've decided I'm going to force myself to harvest this crop of inspiration. Not the momma-said-so-I'm-not-going-to force myself, but a sit-in-front-of-computer-screen-until-something-comes-out force. Perhaps rummaging through some of my reading list and following links from there will lead me on a path of discovery. But therein lies some of the problem. I like to get caught up in other peoples' ideas and start the I-wish-I-would've-thought-of-that mind game that could make it worse.

Kids, this is the reason they tell you to be in constant practice of your chosen art form. The second you stop writing, drawing, knitting, drafting, etc is the moment you lose your mojo. Some of my best ideas were born when I was the busiest I've ever been in my life, so I can't use the I-have-no-time excuse. Here I go...weeeeeee!

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