How to Find Inspiration



Many times, whether it’s writer’s block or just blank thoughts, we can’t find any descent forms of inspiration. Simply, nothing comes to mind and you find yourself unable to put pen to paper, or digits to keyboard, or to click a simple button on a camera. Whatever your artistic interests may be, there are a few key places that a person can look. These places, when searched systematically, have endless pools of fresh ideas; an eternal stream of data, just waiting for someone to transform it into magic.

Family and Friends

When we are depressed, we often go to one (if not both) of the two sources and ask for help and advice. Well, inspiration can work the same way. They don’t have to be noted of it; just behave like you would generally, but examine yourself and the world around you more thoroughly and remember what or how you feel. Normally, you would think nothing of it, because family is SUPPOSED to make you feel safe and secure, and friends are SUPPOSED to make you feel excited and cheerful. In these harsh times though, where the cost of inspiration is skyrocketing through the roof, you can use everyday experiences and people, such as your family and friends, to give you the boost you desire.

Nature

Sun: the natural light bulb. Wind: the natural air conditioner. Earth: the natural home. Without knowing it, we have isolated ourselves from most of the outside world. It might not feel that way because we have the freedom to decide to stay in or go out, but needless to say, we choose the less intelligent one. Writers read much off of the internet and photographers look for photos on the internet for one MAIN reason: to hijack ideas and transform them into their own. A little thesaurus or Photoshop, and half an hour later you have a perfectly “creative and exclusive” piece of work. It’s not a crime to get thoughts from similar thoughts, but it might be better to start somewhere else first. Nature leads us to find amazing landscapes, marvelous creatures, and an infinite amount of inspiration. The trees, the sun, the moon, wildlife, etc. There are unfathomable amounts of dreams just waiting to become reality.

Music

From good to bad, music is in a category all on its own. Without a doubt, music can bring us from the most unearthly hellish slums, to pure enjoyment and ecstasy. The moment you press play, you can feel enlightenment travel through those headphones, through the air. It tweaks your brain, making you take notice to things that seemed unreal or impossible before. It isn’t a scattered form of art, but more a language. It is a form of energy, and you are the converter. It builds up inside you, until you are full, then it seeps through, exiting your body in form of words or images. You are borrowing its power to make power of your own. It has the capability to make a person with a metal leg run a marathon; it can influence a town, city, state, country, or even the world! Its capabilities are limitless, all you have to do is put them together.

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Positively inspirational artists: AC/DC, Aerosmith, Beatles, Bob Marley, Guns N’ Roses, Heartless Bastards, Joy Division, Interpol, Killers, Led Zeppelin, MGMT, Rolling Stones, Utada Hikaru, White Stripes, etc.

About venomouswonder

I'm just the mere age of 19. I write, and I F**CKING love it.

Posted on May 9, 2010, in Advice, Blogroll, Computer Programs, education, Entertainment, Fun, Health, internet, Knowledge, Life, Lifestyle, Music, News and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I’m gonna throw another source on here. Kids.
    Many people don’t realize it, but whether you like them or not…kids are BRILLIANT! Children aren’t corrupt by the responsibilities of being an adult, so naturally they think WAAAAY outside the box. Many times if you look at the world through the mind of a child, it’s easy to find inspiration. I would venture to say that most of the time we aren’t inspired, it’s due to “Grown Up” problems…so being goofy and immature with a youngster is a great way to forget about such issues and find inspiration.

    • venomouswonder

      Haha, yes, I suppose you’re right. Children are pure by nature, with nothing to stain their reputation. When you’re young, everything fascinates you!

  2. I guess the older you get the more the music could he somewhat of a mental camera ,Example: you could hear a track and remember what year it was ? were you were at the time…..who happened to be with you at that moment in time .A mental snapshot .All from hearing a familiar track of music …music is a very powerfull thing ,without it I personally would be lost….

  3. I guess the older you get the more the music could be somewhat of a mental camera ,Example: you could hear a track and remember what year it was ? were you were at the time…..who happened to be with you at that moment in time .A mental snapshot .All from hearing a familiar track of music …music is a very powerfull thing ,without it I personally would be lost….

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