What inspires you?
Can you find inspiration from where you sit? Maybe it's a who who's inspiring!
The inspiration for my Zentangle tile du jour . . .
. . . is from my muses du jour: petermaxfieldparrish! ;-)
Is inspiration an active or a passive event? I think the popular view is that it's passive: "That inspires me."
However, one of the definitions of inspire is: "To draw in (air) by inhaling."
You don't need to passively wait for inspiration. You can actively inhale it!
The origin of "inspire" is "to breathe into." Each breath is literally an inspiration!
Relax. Look around you. Find something to relish. Actively draw* it in. Inhale it, appreciate it, make it your own.
Then (if so inspired) express it . . . one stroke at a time.
* For more about "draw" see this blog post.
Carol's name was drawn in the random number pick from the previous blog's list of commentators. Since we do not have any other info on her, here is her comment:
carol said... Maybe when we learn small things, taught with great love - we can accomplish great things . . . thanks Maria & Rick for your inspirational teaching!Carol, please contact me at zentangle (at) gmail (dot) com with your snail mail address.
Click image for a larger view. Breathe deeply!