“O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.” William Shakespeare
The muse is not an angelic voice that sits on your shoulder and sings sweetly. The muse is the most annoying whine. The muse isn’t hard to find, just hard to like – she follows you everywhere, tapping you on the shoulder, demanding that you stop doing whatever else you might be doing and pay attention to her. Harlan Coben
Color is my muse … Whenever we think of a MUSE, we think of a person, male or female, who inspires our creative outlet. Our muse could be something other than a person, it could be something deeper that prompts our inspiration to flow… When I think about what inspires me to pick up my camera and take some shots, the first thing that stands out is COLOR; colors in nature, the surroundings, art, buildings, people, food, fabrics, and everything in between. Yes, I like black and white photos but, color entices me and I can never, ever get enough of it. Another MUSE is Tangy, our family cat. He is always entertaining and loves to pose for photos. I’ve included a collage of some of my favorite shots of him above. What about you? What/who is your creative MUSE?
“I’m not in control of my muse. My muse does all the work.” Ray Bradbury
I never try to convey a message, I just want to tell a story. Why that story in particular? I have no idea, but I have learned to surrender to the muse. I become obsessed with a theme or with certain stories; they haunt me for years, and finally, I write them. Isabel Allende
We live in a world filled with colors; from the rainbow to flowers, food and fauna, there is enough color to keep us busy appreciating the universe we inhabit. When I think of people who are filled with disdain for others, I feel sorry for their inability to appreciate the rich and colorful diversity that makes our world so, so interesting. Would you like more of sameness? I wouldn’t. Have a color filled weekend!
My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. Check out how others interpreted the theme below.
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: MUSE For this week’s photo challenge, What subject keeps you coming back? This week, show us your muse. So what’s your muse — what subject do you turn to frequently, more inspired each time?
Positive Motivation Tip: Color is my inspiration. I see it everywhere, and when I don’t, I create it… my Muse knows this too and together color rules our universe.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my Personal Collection.