Inspiration

This is one of my favourite pictures. I took it at the Lavender Fields in Banstead last year.  The lavender is now in full glory so we are off there again this Saturday. Looking at this picture makes me want to take a deep, belly breath as if I could smell the lavender from the image. In-spiration…literally…to breathe in.

I have been thinking about inspiration…how and where it comes. Yesterday, I heard this interesting programme about the brain and how it has different electrical patterns when we are ‘thinking’ normally to when we are daydreaming. I realise that I get my best ideas when I am in the daydream zone. You know that feeling, when you drift off and then have an ‘aha’ moment and seconds later you are jiggling with excitement, like a child?

I have been neglecting daydreaming. So essential for art making and artistic development but so easy to pass by. Its great having a dream-focused to do list, but I am realising that the stuff of dreams can easily get pushed out in the efficiency of time management.  I need to do some more daydreaming, some more deep breathing. Maybe I should add ‘daydreaming’ to my to do list?! Mmmm…then again!

Back here tomorrow (Thursday) to announce the winner of the dragonfly mosaic! Any latecomers, you have until 9am on Thurs 29th July (GMT) to enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post. Good luck!

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  1. Veronika says:

    Daydreaming is part of my daily 'to do' list, it seems to be all I want to do at the moment and I like it except it can get in the way of completing 'must do' items on the list but I don't really mind, daydreaming is much more fun! 🙂

  2. Rachel Nixon says:

    Beautiful pic- I keep meaning to visit those fields, very Provencal!…..looking forward to some daydreaming next week….
    x

  3. WrightStuff says:

    Ah lush – I can almost smell it! I have a little bush by my front door that I like to brush past to capture the scent.
    I know what you mean about daydreaming – sometimes though we do too much and our creative bank gets full! That's what it seems like to me at the moment – too much dreaming and not enough doing. Somehow I need to find the balance.

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