How going to a crowded place can help you find creative inspiration
While every artist or creative type needs their time away, visiting a crowded place can also be a great way to get ideas and inspiration for your next creative project. Being around lots of different people who are all interacting with one another is a great way to get fresh ideas. Next time you are looking for your muse visit a crowded place and see if the general chaos around you helps spark your creative fire.
People are most definitely social animals. While we do like are moments alone, as well as our time with just our pack, we also are attracted to large gathering of different faces. There is something about a crowd that invigorates us. Many different types of people packed together talking, laughing, crying, arguing, flirting, joking, looking, staring, and otherwise interacting with one another helps spur our creativity into action.
Being in the presence of so many other people helps heighten our senses, making us more aware of our surroundings, more in tune to what is being said and done. The heightened awareness can be just what we need to fire up our creative factory and start the pumping out of ideas that we can use. Hanging out in a crowd, you might hear a debate surrounding a subject you are interesting in, or spot a character that gives you ideas for your painting or story. You might even wind up running into someone that leads to a collaboration or creative opportunity.
Next time you need to find your muse for whatever project you are working on, try going to a crowded place to see if being in the company of others helps and gets your creative juices flowing. Have a seat in a food court and walk around downtown and get lost in all the activity going on around you. Let your senses take in the sights, sounds and smells of those around you and find you mind spinning with new ideas that you can use for your business, your art and your life.