Inspiration Running Through the Fingers

Originally posted on February 3, 2016.

Where does inspiration come from? Does it only come from within, from your surroundings or are you supposed to maintain a balance between the two?

These questions have come in my mind a lot lately, both in terms of inspiration in general and specifically when it comes to embarking on the road to creating your next art piece. When I find myself in such a predicament (exaggeration, I know), I like to find inspiration in... inspirational quotes. Below is one of my favorites:

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."
~George Bernard Shaw

Maybe, it turns out, the answer to the question of where to find inspiration is the act of following your instinct, listening to your gut and letting go of the fear of making any mistakes. Just go with the flow that the natural movement of your hand brings, and watch your artwork come to life on paper.