Saturday, July 9, 2011


Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep.  ~Scott Adams

One thing that I get asked more than anything is how I get so much it seems like I have an endless pot of artistry, and it flows from me in a copious amount.

I will be honest...I really have no such thing.

I run out of inspiration on a regular basis. I start posts constantly that never find their way to being published onto the blog. 

I try to write pen-to-paper, or rather, fingers-to-keys...not letting my overly-analytical brain to get in the way of my dreamer's heart.

But, to my own deep regret, I turn my nose up at my own work and allow it to sit without ever seeing the light of day. 

There are so many things that inspire me, many things that move my fingers to dart a new path across the keys. 
  • Summer days, complete with lemonade and fresh-picked orchard fruit
  • Those people in my life who love me, comfort me, and reassure me...who bless me beyond compare. 
  • Rainy afternoons, the chorus of raindrops beating against the windowpane, the percussion of thunder acting as the perfect accompaniment. 
  • The melodic streams of Owl City and Imogene Heap flowing out from my rolled-down car window into the humid summertime air. 
  • The sweetest scents of vanilla, white jasmine, and lilac...the kiss of fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies and cinnamony peach cobbler...the natural scents of damp soil and blossoming tea roses. 
  • The words from my favorite book...reminders that there is more to life than facts and numbers...parchment letters from Hogwarts, back-of-wardrobe fancies that may just lead me to my long-chased Narnian home, and the floral gardens of Jane Austen romance.

These things are my and sweet, strong and deep

These are my inspiration...full of light, rich with power.  

These are the gifts of my loving King...the soft whisper of my Savior reminding me that He cares for me closely.

This world is hard and strange and can feel, oh, so empty. 

But there are gifts here. 

There is love here. 

There is glory here. 

There is inspiration here. 

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.  ~André Gide


  1. I think what people often mistake for loads of inspiration is actually just a lot of talent when it comes to writing. :)

  2. @Qui: Aw, thank you! What a sweet thing to say! =)


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