August 15, 2008
Daily Blog 15: Writing Inspiration
Today I decided to do something different.
Inspiration comes from different places, your Muse, a song, something we hear or read, from others and from our hobbies.
Sometimes, it's a good idea to take a break from writing and let your brain work on a different form of creativity. For me, that means working in miniature.
I get inspired coming up with new ideas, challenging myself to tackle a building or other project. Working on something like painting or planning a miniature room lets my mind roam. I'm not writing, but subconsciously I'm still mulling over the book or story I've been working on.
I also get inspired by the work of others. I'm presenting some photos of the miniature gourmet shop made by a fellow miniaturist in Holland. Kitty Balke, and I often share ideas and projects. Talking over the Internet or via Skype, we enjoy sharing photos or our latest work and often inspire each other.
I think what keeps me interested in the hobby is the detail and realism you can achieve. To me, it's the same as writing, except it's creating with objects and images instead of words.
The best thing? Making this kind of food is calorie free! (The food is made of polymer clay.)
** Do you have a hobby or other pastime that you enjoy to take your mind off of writing for a while?