Ch01.B04 Simplify things
The medical definition of inspiration is “to draw breath”.
I love this. So easy. The ability of science to simplify and conceptualise something that in the creative world can often confound us.
Because sometimes that really is how easy it can be to find inspiration. But at other times it’s not. So what do we do?
Recently I was chatting to a friend, visual artist Melanie Joy Caple, whose work is “motivated by an exploration of the delicate things in life”. And we were talking about this idea of how to find creative inspiration.
During the week Melanie juggles curating for an inner city art gallery and continuing her own creative work in her studio. But on the weekends, she returns to her childhood home in country Victoria to continue to develop her art in a different environment.
Things to remind myself:
Sometimes the creative process can be overwhelming but it’s important to continue to finds way to anchor myself within that uncertainty.
I can ground myself by focusing on the detail of the amazing world around me
And it’s important to understand that every time I draw a breath, it is the beginning of the next moment of inspiration.
Simplify things. Look up. And breathe.