Sunday, September 25, 2011

Creativity and Inspiration

Found this lovely picture at Public Domain Pictures...

Went looking for something inspirational to share, something to get the ol' wheels a'turning, spark a bit of creativity. The newest thing I've started writing (Sherry's Fault), insists it's set in NYC. Nifty. I've been there exactly ONCE, so this picture caught my eye, seeing as it's of the East River. My first thought upon seeing this picture was, "Look how those lights along the pier look like martini glasses." Incorrigible. Sunset, the last bit of light turning the sky white as the darker blue of night begins to take over provides a brighter contrast to the buildings in silhoutte. Lights reflect in the buildings, and one has to wonder...just what is going on in all those buildings where the lights are on? What are people doing? So g'wan with ya, pick a speck of ight in one of those towering buildings, and let your imagination loose. There's a story in there somewhere. Too much going on in this deceptively placid picture...


A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. ~Frank Capra

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.  ~Sylvia Plath

Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.  ~Dee Hock
Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience.
~Masaru Ibuka

Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous. ~Bill Moyers

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. ~Lauren Bacall

Do or do not. There is no try.  ~Yoda

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