I’ve never been able to understand why that on some days inspiration is as rare as hen’s teeth and on other days I can’t stop the ideas entering my head.
I used to think this was the same for all creative people, but recently someone said to me that I’m a creative person, so I had no excuse for not having any inspiration.
Well, I have to say, I totally disagree with this comment, it doesn’t work like that for me, maybe it does for others.
Creativity and inspiration hit me at strange times, I can wake up in the middle of the night with an idea or solution to a problem. Or I can be looking for something on the internet and my head goes off at right angles and an idea will develop that is not vaguely connected to what I was looking for or at. The problem then is getting the idea in to a viable format that I can make sense of, think it through and see if I can do anything with it at a later stage.
I generally love the way my mind works, but there are times when I get frustrated with it.
The problem is, for some of the ideas, I don’t have the time, the money or the skills to put the thoughts into something that I can develop myself.
In the last few weeks while looking at things on the internet, I’ve seen something that has inspired me for 2 new projects that need to be investigated further. Both of the projects will need some outside input so they might not get off the ground, but it will fun to see where I can go with the ideas.
In a perfect world, someone would pay me large amounts of money to do this for them, but for now I’ll carry on and do the best I can with the resources I have.