When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say,
"I used everything You gave me."
~Erma Bombeck

January 17, 2010

Monday Musings... Inspiration



I got my calligraphy markers out... Not my pens and ink (I just don't feel ready for that yet), but my markers. And I played, and I had fun! While messing around with the pens, I got to wondering what inspires people to create? Is it time with family, a breathtaking view or a song or story? Or do you find inspiration in the mundane everyday goings on in life?

I am inspired by my daughters, by looking around at others' creations, by color... especially by color.

How about you? What inspires you?


6 comments:

  1. hearing the stories people tell. their different paths in life. i'm not artistic with pens or pencils, but i think the story gets in your head!

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  2. Inspiration is a lot of visualization for me. Then, I love to just play around and see where the project takes me...it's always evolving! BTW, so envious of anyone with calligraphy skills-wish it was a strength of mine.

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  3. My husband and children definitely inspire me. I want to be the best I can for them.

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  4. You inspire me. Thank you.
    And PS: My 3-year-old liked the pretty little Dolly song and likes to imitate it.

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  5. Pretty things inspire me. Clever things. Unusual things.

    I like to flip through magazines and library books for inspiration. And nature!

    Calligraphy is so pretty. :)

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  6. Crafty inspiration is where it's at!

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