Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Inspiration

I've been neglecting the 'business' terribly but I have to say that it's been nice to create simply because an idea strikes. I believe that action breeds inspiration. The more I do, the more I want to do, the more rapidly the ideas flow and churn and develop.

There are some people that just seem magickal to me. There are people who may not be witchy in the least, might not believe in any sort of god or magick, but turn my thoughts to faeries, pixie dust, la luna, other realms and make-believe. Kate Bush, Stevie Nicks, Nina Simone, Chet Baker, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Vivaldi, Fellini, Artemisia Gentileschi, Klimt, Waterhouse, Pee Wee Herman (yes I said Pee Wee) ... all of these people inspire me. These people have awakened something inside my head (and heart) that needed a nudge.

It's one thing to be inspired by creative people but sometimes just looking faces from another era can be inspiration enough. I've been looking at photographs to use as studies for several paintings I'm working on and it's really quite interesting picking out which people would make good faerie godmothers or which ones would be best suited to the job of wizard. Some faces just scream "Look at me! I want to be a wizard! Pick me! Pick me!" and others glare out of the photograph "Don't you dare even think of working your funny business with me."

I love being inspired. Thank the gods there are so many creative souls and sources of beauty and enchantment!

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