My artistic “eye”.

I’ve been doing a lot of drawing recently. Having been enrolled in an art class certainly has helped encourage my desire to put pencil to paper. I know I should be writing on here more but I’ll admit I’ve been putting my creative energy into my artwork. That being said I thought it would be nice to put my most recent piece of work up for anyone who still reads this (or stops by) to view, critique and/or offer helpful suggestions.

Anyway below is a first attempt at drawing a realistic human eye. It’s been years since I put any shading skills to use so I’m pleased how well this turned out. Came out pretty sweet I think.

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Anyway thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog/work. I hope to find a balance between drawing/writing and start posting more frequently.

Mike

(Photo/Artwork above is credited to me and is not permitted for reuse)

Terminal Inspiration

“Creativity is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration” ~Thomas Edison

What’s missing from that statement is that while inspiration is only a small part of your creative process, it’s that 10% that is the most important and also happens to be the hardest to find.
The most difficult part in reigniting my creative spark I’ve learned is finding what inspires me or where to look when one is lacking inspiration. I have no issues putting in my 90% perspiration into my creative process, but without my 10% inspiration, I find it difficult to proceed further in my creative aspirations, no matter how hard I work towards completion.

Today’s blog post is a perfect example. I had planned on posting earlier this week (Tues) but I struggled to find something inspiring to share and discuss. It’s only now after midnight on a wed night/thurs morning as I lie in bed, when it dawned on me that inspiration itself and how difficult it is to find, is as good a topic as any to discuss (better late than never).

So I ask you, my fellow bloggers, what inspires you to be creative? And when inspiration is fleeting, what steps do you take to prevent it from disappearing all together and reignite it? I feel as though I’m suffering from Terminal Inspiration and any thoughts, suggestions or advice you can offer will give my creative spark the healthy boost it needs to recover from the years of being stoned and unmotivated.

As always thanks again for reading and hope you come back for my next post, as you keep on reading, I’ll keep on writing.

Mike