Inspiration is quite literally everywhere.
Traffic signs, liquor bottles, clothing ads, syrup bottles, dishes, magazines, books, music, and on and on the list goes. Everything can inspire you.
My family went grocery shopping at the big W tonight (not a favorite past time of mine), and while I was there, I looked at everything from the finger-shaped curves of syrup bottles to the sleek shapes of alcohol bottles to the shapes of various fruits and veggies. Not only shapes can give you inspiration, though.
One of my biggest inspirations is Lady GaGa. Her albums are pure dance/electronic music, but live she is Edith Piaf, Roberta Flack, Madonna, Liberace, Ella Fitzgerald, and so many more people all rolled into one person. She inspires me through her messages, through her clothing, through her hair colors, through her beats, through just about everything she does.
I’m not easily impressed by anyone I’ve seen in my generation. Prior to being a “Little Monster”, I loved (and still do) Ella Fitzgerald’s voice more than any other artist I’d ever heard. She had a pureness to her voice that is unparalleled even with today’s technology. I also love Cher. She’s a show-woman through and through. Cher and Bob Mackie really turned fashion on its ear in the 60’s and 70’s. Cher’s voice isn’t even comparable to Ella Fitzgerald’s voice, but she has something special.
Enter Lady GaGa. I heard “Just Dance” on iTunes before her first album was released and I could not stop singing it. I was a Little Monster from that point on. When I get into a funk, I turn on Lady GaGa, open one of the (many, many, many) magazines featuring Lady GaGa, or YouTube her live performances and always find new inspiration. If you are not a GaGa fan, do yourself a favor and watch this video on YouTube. It is truly amazing what this woman does live. Does she have the best voice ever? Absolutely not. Does she have something special? You betcha.
Yet another one of my random blathering posts, but in the end, my message is quite clear: inspiration is everywhere and Lady GaGa ROCKS!
Find your inspiration, your muse, your creative juice and never let it go. Let shapes inspire you, let color inspire you, let music inspire you, let food inspire you, let texture inspire you. Be inspired.