As is customary with such a project, people become participants by writing along the lines of the theme. Once the project deadline passes, the project initiator posts a list of all the submissions and each participating blogger can then go and repost that list to show appreciation for everyone's efforts. I like the sharing aspect of these things.
5 Sources Of Inspiration in Photography by Brian Auer
Inspired by accomplishments of mankind (skyscrapers, bridges), beauty of nature, other photographers, challenges (photography contests, setting restrictions to get unconventional), children.
Storyteller's Muse by Shelly
Don't force the Muse but entice her by having a set of “prompt cards”, reading, doing something mindless. Make a date with yourself – just You and your Muse.
What Inspires A Graphic Designer by David Airey
Inspired by the environment (“every visual object can be interpreted into graphic design”), people of the world, the design process from start to finish.
Defining Inspiration by Jenny MCB
Figure out what you want to do and then do it, be ready to make changes in your life. “Inspiration comes from within”.
Sources Of Inspiration for Observers by Pearl
Inspired by good music, reading how others achieved success, overcame an obstacle, Rudyard Kipling's poem “IF”.
A Tribute To All Mothers by Jacklyn
Inspired, encouraged and motivated by mother's precious love.
Teaching, Inspiration, and Rock'n Roll by Damien Riley
Focus on the things that you “truly enjoy: guitar, art, poetry, reading, songwriting, nature” and bridge your passions with others.
Inspiration From Your Future Self by Kate Hudson
“I want my future self to look back and smile, knowing it was worth it”. Inspired by exciting lives of older people who traveled the world, took chances and had fun “along their journey”.
The Roots Of Inspiration by Isabella Mori
Everything is connected and becomes a source of inspiration. It's all about “being willing to make connections”. Serendipity is a big part of inspiration.
Inspired To Write by Marcia
Inspiration comes from “internal conversation”. Tune into that conversation to see if it's inspiring “enough to bring that conversation out”.
Inspired By One Minute Miracle by Lewis Bass
Inspired by quick thoughts or quotes, great outdoors, helping other, by feeling the presence of the Creator.
Motivation And Inspiration for A Hobbyist by Joey
Inspired by interaction with readers, desire to be helpful and informative, “desire to help perpetuate baseball card collecting”.
Postcards Of Inspiration by Paulie
Digital photography as a hobby, walking, hiking and writing about the personal experience.
The Little Successes Along The Way by Carolyn Manning
Inspiration comes from “the incomparable satisfaction waiting at the end of each small task”.
The Really Simple Domino Effect by Hamelife
Inspired by Other People's Blogs. “Something you read can flick the switch in your mind – one thought can lead to another – and a new article is born. Clickety, clickety, clickety…”
Questioning Inspiration by Nanny Molly
Have a “Don't Worry, Be Happy” attitude in life, deny the existence of stress and passionless mood.
What inspires me? Creativity. It's my No1 religion. It has saved me MANY times – whether it's writing a poem, taking a picture or painting – doesn't matter how “good” it is. Recently, I had a lot on my mind, was feeling extremely frustrated, couldn't sleep, refused to sleep – at 3am, I turned my back on my computer (which was also playing up, by the way), sat down on the floor & started drawing with colouring pencils. 5 minutes into it, the stress had lifted.
Creativity & being creative is my life-blood. I don't know who or where I'd be without it.
Which of these articles did you find most interesting? Do you find that frustration is a good source of inspiration like above?
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