“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” -Jack London
Have you ever wanted to sit in front of the desk, let your imagination run wild to create an adventure on a piece of paper? Or paint the colors of your mind on the emptiest of paper? Or better yet capture beautiful moments through a lens that you intend to keep it forever with you? But here I am, staring blankly at the screen at 4am thinking whether I should stop right here and end this piece of work but instead I took my phone out and was scrolling through my gallery when I stumbled upon a picture. A picture that brought memories and a meaning to it. At that moment it struck me, and I realized everyone has their moments that later on became an inspiration to them. So I gathered up a few of my close friends and wanted to know what inspires them and why.
“Sometimes you have to go back to actually move forward.”
We usually abide where we are and develop this sense of fear to take step forward. The best feeling comes when we push that feeling of fear of not accomplishing greater things in life, that anxiety that sticks around and that constant hammering of voices in the head to take a step further and start a new day with new aim. Always tell people how you feel because opportunities are lost in the blink of an eye but regrets can last for a lifetime.
“If I see creations or arts like these, I’ll always look at the texture, the intensity and the contrast of the two different colors combining with each other, the sounds of nature world. These things would leave me in awe and often reminds me of how great is our God creating unimaginable and unspeakable things that we have yet to see and explore. Can you imagine waking through an art museum and not seeing any trees? No mountains or valleys, rivers or sunrises? No birds or butterflies? No boats on rough waves or peaceful landscape? Its impossible, because nature is everywhere in art. To me, being outdoors can lift our spirits and increase our creativity. The beauty of nature reflected in art is just another reminder of our need to protect it. Plus, it gives me the passion to do what I love doing most such as drawing and reading without a care in the social world. Only those who loves art would truly understand and get what I’m trying to explain here.