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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Inspiration 911 for the creative souls

Creative souls aren’t immune to bad-hair-daysyou know, those days when so many things occupy your mind and it feels like you’re driven away, far far away, from being inspired. That kind of day really tortures me when it happens.

But not so long ago I found a way to counter-attack those bad-hair-days: thankfully I subscribed to Creativity Portal’s Discover Your Muse E-zine. And there’s a special section on the website where Molly Anderson-Childers conducted interviews with Muses, Authors, Artists, Writers, Teachers, Coaches & Creative Professionals, in a series called “Creative Careers in the Arts Interviews.” It’s about creating fabulous careers in the arts. Eeew.

And so, I printed out all those interviews, put them in one (creative) folder. And I would pick one or several interviews when I feel like uninspired. Then I’ll go outside and walk or dance or laugh. At least, move your body and get some sunshine if possible. And count the leaves you see on the street… just kidding, it’s impossible, but it’s fun. It’s all about being playful. Sometimes I read the interviews outloud. It feels good, too! If fact, it feels reaaaally good. It feels like having candid conversations with these creative souls.

Especially the interviews with Jill Badonsky's Nine Modern-Day Muses (and a Bodyguard).

And still better, the author of the interviews Molly J. Anderson-Childers, has a list of 101 Ways to Delight and Inspire Yourself. Which is awesome.

Oups, no, I will not spill too much information, follow the links, go get the fun yourself :-D

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