Inspiration is inspiration, whether the end result is a painted masterpiece, a soul-searching sonnet, a richly coloured home-made quilt or a batch of freshly baked rock buns. We shouldn’t diminish our creativity by despising the results of our inspiration, but instead celebrate and exploit the wonderful feeling of elevated energy and enthusiasm we experience when we feel inspired. That quickening of the senses and the heightening of the imagination are, I’m sure, just the same for the Matisses and Wrens and Brownings as they are for the rest of us. It’s just that they can do different things with their inspired talents.
Catch up with Miss Liss at Bee Nymph’s File Box or The Fascinating Woman, based on Fascinating Womanhood.