Keep your eyes wide open for inspiration!
Look for a beautiful sunset. Feast your eyes on the perfection of flowers – the perfection of their colors and of their conformation. Did you realize that none of the colors in nature clash with each other?
See the world through the camera’s lens and you will be inspired by the beauty that you have chosen to record. It will also help you to focus on your subject with clarity. This will give you an appreciation for form.
Keep your ears open for inspiration!
Listen to a John Phillip Sousa march: then listen for the sound of the birds singing on a new Spring day.
Hear the 23rd Psalm word for word. Sit back and hear a Beethoven Symphony in your heart and WONDER that he was deaf. It brings me to tears and I think you will experience joy. Feel that experience; let it soak into your inner being; let it imprint on you. When you need inspiration you can call up the memory of how you felt during those moments.
Let your feelings inspire you!
Inspiration is just around the corner, it is so important to be in touch with your feelings so you will recognize it. Permit yourself to feel and then prepare yourself to express your special gifts.
As Dr. Seuss said, “There is no one more ‘youier’ than you!” Be your own best friend and be very kind to yourself. Most of us tend to be very critical of ourselves and that can strangle inspiration. Laugh at your self. Life is an amazing journey. Approach it with humor and love.
Touch others for inspiration.
Sharing your gifts with others will fill your heart and reward you in so many ways. Your cup will “runneth over” with good things. I believe that we are called on to be the very best representatives of God that we can be. We are given so much and I think the happiest people are the ones who are very thankful for what they have and who do not focus on what they do not have.
My favorite quote is from Oscar Wilde. He says, “If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things that you don’t get, that you don’t want”. It takes a little while for that to sink it, but it is so very true. Doing random acts of kindness will enrich your soul and help you realize how blessed you are.
Take time to smell the roses. Their fragrance is so sweet. It will ground you to do this. Pet a dog, love a child, do not miss an opportunity to soak it all in. Express thanks in all you do and practice healthy habits and thoughts.
If you do these things, I think you will succeed in finding inspiration. And not only will you be inspired, but you will be energized. You will be creative.
Go forth and create !