I don’t believe in a magical inspiration fairy. For years and years and years, I would look at amazing artwork and writing and not be inspired. Instead, I felt like a creative failure knowing that I would never produce such incredible work. How did I know I wouldn’t produce incredible work? Because I wasn’t creating ANY work. To some extent, I just couldn’t create. I had compromised myself to such a degree that my creative side couldn’t operate, let alone flourish. But things have changed since then, and I believe I’m now heading to where I’m supposed to go. A natural consequence of getting back on my path has been renewed creativity. I have yet to establish a creative habit and be disciplined with it, but that will come. In the meantime, IDEAS ARE EVERYWHERE. I cannot stop the flood, and sometimes it’s overwhelming to make a choice and stick with it.
So where is everywhere, exactly? Everywhere. Today I’m going to point to a particular source (Saatchi Online), and maybe this will be part of an on-going series (or maybe not).
I think most artists and many people interested in art are familiar with the Saatchi Gallery in London. Saatchi Online was started by the same people, but has a slightly different purpose as it serves as a platform to more directly connect artists and buyers. This online platform is always growing (just check out this new collection of original paintings if you need proof).
Maybe Saatchi Online doesn’t know this, but it also serves as inspiration for many creatives. I can spend hours browsing and discovering new (to me) artists, finding new or thought-provoking ideas to explore in my own work. Give it a whirl and maybe it will do the same for you. And I’m curious… Where do you find inspiration? Do you have a particular source you keep going back to?
This is a sponsored post with compensation provided by Saatchi Online. All opinions expressed are my own.