Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What inspires me?

As you may know I've become a monthly contributor for brand new online magazine "A New Muse".
I was asked today to send through a childhood photograph of myself, with a short description of what inspires me, for their contributors page.

I thought writing what inspired me would be super easy, as I'm so often inspired, and love so many things!
I was wrong. I couldn't pinpoint one thing!

I was stumped. What gives me that inspiring itch?
I know when I'm inspired my toes twiddle, and I get this tightness in my chest that makes me feel I need to do something RIGHT NOW! and I usually do.
I've always been a NOW person. So very impulsive. But I have to do it now, because thats when I'm inspired right?
But what are these inspirations that cause these feelings?
I found it so hard to describe!
So as I sat here in front of my empty Microsoft Word page feeling a little silly that I had no idea how my own brain worked, I started to get bored and look around.
And then my toes twiddled. I was inspired about something.
So I focused in on exactly what was going on and my fingers couldn't type quicker.

"I'm inspired when I see a gap in life that I can get excited to fill...
...and then it snowballs.
A mannequin without a hat leads to -
This mannequin needs a hat.
But what kind of hat?
Maybe I could make a hat!
I could be a hat maker.
Ok so I need a hat block.
I'm off to go shopping for some fabric,
and I better drag out my sewing machine.
The hat may end up being a complete failure, and the mannequin may end up wearing a funky vintage hat I picked up along the learning experience.
But I learned I can't make hats, and the mannequin has some head wear, so my inspiration was fulfilled.
I get many of these inspirations every day.
I love them."

I realised I can't put my inspiration in dot points.
Its like everything I type. A story.

I absolutely loved writing this!
Doing so, was really quite inspiring to myself in itself!
It actually really summed up me, and how I work!
I've never had to try to explain how I work and that is exactly it!
It can be used as a metaphor for so many things that I do.
I have no idea if this makes sense to anyone, but it really did something beneficial to me by writing this, and so I had to try and share.

I'll leave you with the childhood picture I chose for myself haha.

Happy Little Vegemite!

PS: I was posted a couple more different magazine covers I appeared on, so uploaded them to the previous blog if you'd like to look :)


Helga! said...

Great pic!! I wish I could remember what it was like to be so carefree like when we were kiddies with vegemite smeared for miles!!
Glad I commented so that you found me!!You rock!!

Helga! said...

Trish,there is an award/tag thingy over at my blog for you that you might have some fun with!!:)

Patty said...

What a cute pic ;)

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Lovely picture, Trish!;-)
The inspiration story is very nice too. It's great to be inspired xx

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