Inspiration and Creativity
How to Think Outside the Box
If you like to write, paint, design clothes, or even websites, you know that being creative is an important part of your hobby or work. The people that are most successful or considered most talented are ones that produce original, unique pieces of art or literature. Although, nothing is completely original. Every person brings their experiences and influences to the table when creating something new. When writer's block takes place or artists draw a blank, sometimes it takes inspiration from various sources to kick-start their creativity again. These are some of the ways that I have stimulated my heart, soul, and brain in order to express reflections of myself in the forms of poetry, informative articles, and paintings.
When life gets hectic and distractions abound, you need a quiet place to think in order to create thoughts outside the bounds of your normal sphere. Find somewhere whether it's in your house, your backyard, a museum, restaurant, or even a national park where you can get away from the routines of life and where you can most easily let your thoughts fly without inhibition.
Quiet, Inspiring Videos
- YouTube - Heart of the Great Northwest [HD]
Sunriver -- Heart and Soul of the Great Northwest. http://www.sunriver-resort.com Cody Cha
- YouTube - The Canon 5D mark II test (macro); droplets scene
Enjoy the quality of 5D mark II.
- YouTube - Nature Relaxation: Soothing Sunrises on the Shores of Tasmania
Can't sleep? Need to relax? This video features two amazing sunrises from the shores of Tasmania's east coast. The first is from the Bay of Fires, second is ...
Music has a way of conveying feeling, summoning memories, and conjuring up beautiful images and ideas. The rhythm of a certain song can help you if you want a certain beat or cadence for a poem. A certain theme from a song can help you to decide what your painting should be about or help you to display a feeling in art. There are so many artists, bands, and styles of music, but using the internet can help you to narrow down your search for music that can later become the muse for your own masterpieces.
Artists or Bands that Inspire Me
- Heapsong2 - Microsite
Join Imogen Heap & Nick Ryan as they create the world's first 3D single.
- OWL CITY Official Site
- Deas Vail
The Official website of Deas Vail
Official website for Adele
- Pandora Radio - Listen to Free Internet Radio, Find New Music
Pandora radio is the personalized internet radio service that helps you find new music based on your old and current favorites. Create custom web radio stations, listen free.
- iPad - Spotify
Spotify is a digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs.
Art is full of emotion and creativity that it's impossible not to react to it with your own creations. It can be found anywhere you look, including museums, galleries, restaurants, and the internet. Gaze intently at pieces of art and you will find the ideas you've been looking for.
- deviantART: where ART meets application!
Art - community of artists and those devoted to art. Digital art, skin art, themes, wallpaper art, traditional art, photography, poetry / prose. Art prints.
- Art Project, powered by Google
- Etsy - Your place to buy and sell all things handmade, vintage, and supplies
Buy and sell handmade or vintage items, art and supplies on Etsy, the world's most vibrant handmade marketplace. Share stories through millions of items from around the world.
- Art cyclopedia: The Fine Art Search Engine
The Artcyclopedia is an index of online museums and image archives: find where the works of over 8,000 different fine artists can be viewed online.
- Find Contemporary Art & Original Art in online artist galleries at Artspan
Artspan - an online gallery of contemporary artists, artisans, jewelers and contemporary photographers on the top ranked contemporary art website. Original artwork, sculpture, ceramics, photography and jewelry by artists. Find new contemporary art an
Sum It Up
1. Find a quiet place that helps you to think freely.
2. Listen to music that catapults you to past memories and envokes emotion in order to tap into your creative subconscious.
3. Find art that inspires you to express yourself.