How finding places of inspiration can help you find your muse
If you are looking for new writing idea and inspirations, think about the places that you like to go that have great creative energy and go to them to see if perhaps they can become your own creative writing garden. Also, keep an eye out for new places around you, allowing yourself to be aware of the idea that you bring. You just might find the perfect place to start your novel or work on your blog.
Gardens of creativity
We usually stumble upon them: these creative gardens in which our ideas bloom. Initially unaware of their inspirational power, but soon we discover the energy of the place and we find ourselves coming back again and again to draw upon it. These personal gardens of creativity do not have to be really actual gardens with exotic plants and a koi pond either (unless that is what gets you going creatively).Perhaps it is the aquarium where you like to sit and watch the sea creatures gaining inspiration from the way the jelly fish flap their jellied masses in unison finding ideas in the way the hammerhead shark patrols around and around. Or maybe it is the zoo that you like to go to find your muse. The humorist Evan Esar described the zoo as:” an excellent place to study the habits of human beings”. Perhaps you agree with him, gaining new perspective as you watch the people watching the monkeys watching them.
All creative people should be on the constant lookout for these types of personal creative gardens which they can go to in order to cultivate their ideas and to find new fruits of inspiration on which to feed off of. If you cannot think of a place that you like to go to, it is time to open up your eyes and be aware that such places exist. Finding them should not be hard, provided that you are willing to explore new things and allow yourself to be open to new ideas. When it comes to finding their muse, everyone tends to be a bit different, so keep an open mind wherever you are because you might have just stumbled upon your own garden of creativity.
Your personal garden might actually be that coffee shop that you find yourself going to every week, only you did not realize it. But, as you think about it, you realize the place has a great energy that is just right for coming up with ideas. So the next time you go there, you bring a notebook to write down your thoughts and find yourself overflowing with creative ideas. Your creative Eden was right in front of you, all you had to do was make yourself aware of it.
Or, it may be something that you never really tried before, but now find yourself exploring such as an amusement park or the board walk. Then one day, you stumble upon it and find yourself creatively recharged like you have never been before. So, you make a note of this new inspirational place and know that next time you need a creative boost; this is where you are going to go.
The secret to finding your own place of inspiration is awareness of your surroundings and the willingness to seek your muse. Think of the places that you routinely go to and be aware of the ones which impart good creative energy and every time you visit a new place, keep your eyes and ears for your muse and allow yourself to be inspired. Do this and you will most assuredly find your very own garden of creativity.