Care and Feeding of the Muse – Aspirations of Inspiration

Woot!!! Dumpster loads of clean up occurred as a result of last week’s “The Urge to Purge” post. If you missed it, click on this link or find it in the archives on the website. You reported lots of offices, studios and workspaces got a much needed sprucing.


Since that’s out of the way, let’s talk a bit about inspiration. It’s priceless, and sometimes, illusive.  Many people find inspiration in nature, music, emotionally or spiritually moving events, beliefs or from visual cues. However we get it, inspiration is like gasoline, we need it in order to work (click to Tweet).

Creative people are conduits (click to Tweet).  We look for inspiration, to create something which will, in turn, inspire others. We hope it will make them dance, think, laugh, cry or otherwise “feel.” In order to do this, we need to be inspired ourselves. Sometimes, especially as life becomes stressful and demanding, inspiration can be in short supply.

Below is a list of how some of this century’s greatest creative thinkers and doers tap into their wells of inspiration. What inspires you? I’d love to know, so feel free to share on the blog!

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Be sure to keep a sketchbook, notebook or camera on hand to capture moments or ideas that prime your creative pump. Above all, remember to focus on GRATITUDE for that which inspires you. If you find inspiration in ways not captured here…please do share. Happy creating!






Michelle Andres is a coach, writer and artist who champions others to follow the path less traveled; the Coaching pic  - Version 3 path that leads straight to their joyful hearts.♥


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14 Replies to “Care and Feeding of the Muse – Aspirations of Inspiration”

    1. Not really, Barbara. My shop is an art studio and a spot in the corner for coaching clients. I have to coach and sell art so I can go to YOUR shop…which is BEAUTIFUL and full of INSPIRATION!!! Open studios in September. If you’re interested drop me a line for details!

  1. Michelle, this is very well said. My inspiration is often from the cruising I do with my husband. Love to travel in general because I find it offers a welcome change of scenery and fuels he creativity! Thanks for sharing Tis!

  2. I love the way you write — the way you put your thoughts into words –, Michelle. Guess it’s my time and o.k. to just be quiet and reflective to allow the healing before jumping in again.

    1. Thank you, Brenda. It is your time. Time to take care of yourself, to honor your path. Do what you need to do and if I can ever lend a hand, don’t hesitate to let me know. Healing and blessings to you, friend.

  3. I used to find inspiration in the British countryside; a good walk on the moors usually did the trick. However we have lost seasons here in the UK so the contrasts and atmosphere although they can be still found are not to be expected. Where now to find / lose myself…

    Thanks again Michelle, I too love the way you express yourself.
    best ashar

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