inspiration is the main tool you have to have as an artist. it’s your wings. if I don’t feel inspired it’s like I’ve run out of gas (if I were a car) and I just stop. or as people say: standstill is letal. if you don’t go forward you go backwards. to avoid that I’m trying to find inspirations in everything.
E.g. I love to observe! If you ever see me staring at you in the metro or in a café: Trust me, I’m just working and you might be part of my studies.
The bad thing about being a busy (self-employed) bee is that I hardly have time/allow myself to recharge my batteries and feed my passion. So in order to stay inspired I made up 3 little helpers/guidelines that became my mantra:
1. observe a lot
2. try new things every day & try to avoid daily routines
3. get new impressions. wherever you can (yes, Instagram counts)
So I invented the inspirational hour as my personal time off. just sit down for one hour and flip through books, magazines, catalogues. whatever comes into your hands. all the pictures will feed your imagination and it’s like a gas refill (if I were a car). I like to take notes while reading and as you all know I love making Moodboards (in 3D or just on a piece of paper)! But my main source of inspiration is without a doubt TRAVEL. As a result buying foreign magazine at the airport shop is my personal geyser of inspiration! What is yours? Where do you get inspirations from?