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“O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.” William Shakespeare

Weekly Photo Challenge: MUSE... Color is my Muse

Weekly Photo Challenge: MUSE… Color is my Muse

Weekly Photo Challenge: MUSE... Tangy Cat is my Muse

Weekly Photo Challenge: MUSE… Tangy Cat is my Muse

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?

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“I’m not in control of my muse. My muse does all the work.” Ray Bradbury

Weekly Photo Challenge: MUSE... Color is my Muse

Weekly Photo Challenge: MUSE… Color is my Muse

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.


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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my Personal Collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

79 Comments leave one →
  1. 26/06/2015 12:33 pm

    Every color too..! you did two prompts with these beautiful shots 😊

  2. 26/06/2015 12:35 pm

    Isabel Allende used to be one of my favourite writers. Your collages get better and better Eliz 🙂

  3. 26/06/2015 1:17 pm

    Reblogged this on Charles Ray's Ramblings and commented:
    A new take on the concept of a creative muse.

  4. sylvain landry permalink
    26/06/2015 2:27 pm

    Powerfull shot, amazing view
    you’re gifted one

    My contribution for the challenge:

  5. Masshole Mommy permalink
    26/06/2015 2:40 pm

    I would say my kids are my muses. They inspire me more than anyone or anything.

  6. Amanda Love permalink
    26/06/2015 2:43 pm

    Whenever I think of muse I used to think it had to be someone but I guess music is my muse. It really does inspire me.

  7. adele permalink
    26/06/2015 3:37 pm

    Love the collage of the different foods that you got posted here (the one on the lowermost right corner). Curious, what camera do you use when you take your pictures?

    • 28/06/2015 6:13 pm

      I use either my Canon DSLR or my Canon SX130 or my smartphone camera. I also do photo editing on some of my shots to improve them… Hope that answered your question.

  8. Fernando permalink
    26/06/2015 4:15 pm

    A person’s personality bounds to be revealed through his mind and soul. Writing a non-fiction or fiction story can be related to your muse, experiences, knowledge and the whole you. Likewise, the more you use your muse, the more you want somebody to peep in inside your soul. Fernando Lachica

  9. Tee permalink
    26/06/2015 4:19 pm

    Like you, color is a big part of my inspiration in photos. I’m very drawn to taking photos of colorful flowers.

  10. Beth permalink
    26/06/2015 4:43 pm

    You have wonderful pictures that you share with us. Music rules my universe.

  11. Jaime Nicole permalink
    26/06/2015 5:12 pm

    I love the color theme for your Muse. I was noticing today how many colors I can’t even describe just on the way home from an appointment! It’s such a beautiful place out there.

  12. Amy G permalink
    26/06/2015 5:18 pm

    Your cat is super cute. Love the photos!

  13. Mia Foo permalink
    26/06/2015 7:26 pm

    love all the pictures you’ve chosen, especially those macarons! so vibrant, so colourful! you really love taking photos of Tangy, I believe. in some pictures, he’s got that “pictures, again?” look on his face!

  14. Liz Mays permalink
    26/06/2015 8:23 pm

    I like Tangy, totally muse-worthy. Color is definitely great inspiration as well. Awesome answers this week.

  15. Lois Jones permalink
    27/06/2015 1:43 am

    Weird, but I completely understand the idea of muse. Sometimes I just need to draw or write or create something. I am not settled until I do. And when it is done i feel such a sense of satisfaction and relief! The quotes you used are perfect and I can relate!

  16. 27/06/2015 4:19 am

    A muse can put the great into the ordinary by sparking unlimited love or admiration or lust or just loads of irritation, but we all need one. Without them we have no one we need to reach or understand, and where would art be without those impulses

  17. Esme Sy permalink
    27/06/2015 4:49 am

    How creative that you’ve thought of colors as your muse. It makes a lot of sense. They are an inspiration and even brighten your mood in an instant. I love colors, too.

  18. Sabrina permalink
    27/06/2015 4:56 am

    I’m inspired by your creativity! And your kitty seems like such a willing model!

  19. Jeanine permalink
    27/06/2015 7:05 am

    Wow so many beautiful colors. These are really great photos. Such a great challenge!

  20. 27/06/2015 8:53 am

    Ow cute is your cat! You spotted some amazingly vibrant colours in the world around you c

  21. R U S S permalink
    27/06/2015 8:59 am

    Travelling is my muse. It never leaves me to be the same person. It inspires me to write and to work harder.

  22. Makeba G permalink
    27/06/2015 2:32 pm

    What a wonderful collection of images! Reminds you of the color and beauty of the world all around us!

  23. Nova permalink
    27/06/2015 5:26 pm

    okay based on your description on MUSE, that’s something I don’t want to have nor be near at all.

  24. Dawn McAlexander Crawford permalink
    27/06/2015 5:56 pm

    That picture set should be a puzzle. Really, it would be a challenge for a puzzle geek like myself.

  25. Chubskulit Rose permalink
    27/06/2015 7:30 pm

    Colors make me happy and these make me happy! Love the idea of making up color when you don’t see it.

    • Chubskulit Rose permalink
      01/07/2015 3:24 pm

      These are all beautiful photos. Can really brightenup one’s day.

  26. Tiffany Yong permalink
    27/06/2015 8:14 pm

    I first learned about the word Muse, a month ago, during the YouTube Fan Fest when someone ask Philip from Wong Fu about his “Strangers Again”… it’s interesting to be seeing that word now again~

  27. Fred permalink
    27/06/2015 10:57 pm

    My family is my muse when it comes to photographs. I like taking pictures of them doing the things they enjoy doing, like our traveling together. – Fred

  28. Louise permalink
    28/06/2015 5:38 am

    My use are floral prints or real flowers. Whenever I pass some beautiful flowers, I can’t help but get/buy one. Same for floral prints like dresses and bags. There’s something about them that makes me feel happy.

  29. Rosey permalink
    28/06/2015 6:16 am

    There really is so much color around us. I love that you’ve given a great perspective on showcasing some of them!

  30. bookreviews1966 permalink
    28/06/2015 1:17 pm

    I am amazed by your collages and hope you are blessed each day.

  31. ronleyban permalink
    28/06/2015 7:08 pm

    Your Muse is very AMuSing! 🙂 awesome post and collection of pics indeed!

  32. Dhemz permalink
    29/06/2015 12:05 am

    I’m always amuse with your photo collages…the vibrant colors are simply stunning!

  33. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    29/06/2015 12:20 am

    When I think about muse, all i see is those lovely ladies. Perhaps just men’s passion.. But music is my muse specially jazz. It refreshes my mind.

  34. sinyees permalink
    29/06/2015 12:30 am

    Very “colorful” post. I love to photograph colorful thing too.

  35. Franc Ramon permalink
    29/06/2015 2:29 am

    I think color can be a great muse since it can really keep your creative juices flowing. It can inspire you to bring out new ideas.

  36. Sunshine Kelly permalink
    29/06/2015 5:43 am

    Love all your photos its always so inspiring. I would say Music is my Muse because music gives so much impact on my emotion and gives me new ideas.

  37. Becka @ Probably Crafting permalink
    29/06/2015 6:43 am

    I love the colors! I use color a lot too. I love bright vivid colors. It is my style. I used to try to tone it down to fit what is popular but I am just now learning to embrace my colorful side.

  38. maggiesblog2 permalink
    29/06/2015 9:28 am

    My kids are my muse. They are the reason for everything I do. Your photos are beautiful, you have a great talent.

  39. akramer999 permalink
    29/06/2015 5:32 pm

    You have gorgeous photography on this post!

  40. Jessica Beal Harlow permalink
    29/06/2015 5:38 pm

    I have always thought of a “muse” as a person or at least object. I love the idea of “color” being your muse. It opens so many doors! Beautiful photos, again!

  41. Christina permalink
    29/06/2015 5:54 pm

    Cats are my muse too. I need them. Don’t have them. Not yet at least.

  42. asbestrecipes permalink
    29/06/2015 11:49 pm

    What a beautiful collection of pictures, I love flowers and cats so definitely your photos have captured my attention, congrats!

  43. Hui Zi permalink
    30/06/2015 2:37 am

    That is a GORGEOUS collage! I take inspiration from many things. but i guess one of my muse is travelling?

  44. Annemarie LeBlanc permalink
    30/06/2015 5:38 pm

    I love these photos they are gorgeous. My muse is art it inspires me!

  45. upliftingfam permalink
    30/06/2015 9:54 pm

    I love all of your photos. I know that color is very therapeutic. I try too keep my home decorated with relaxing colors.

  46. Heather permalink
    30/06/2015 10:39 pm

    Love the oranges and the reds. They are happy vibrant colors.

  47. Holly @ Woman Tribune permalink
    01/07/2015 6:00 am

    The muse definitely does all the work when we’re creating anything. I love that color is yours.

  48. Rebel Sweetheart permalink
    01/07/2015 6:46 am

    My eyes are fixated on the macarons. Haha! 🙂

  49. 3sonshavei permalink
    01/07/2015 10:28 am

    Love the bright colors in your photos. So enlightening

  50. Lisa Rios permalink
    01/07/2015 10:54 pm

    Looks like a great photo challenge. These are very impressive with some vibrant & mind blowing colors. I really love the Tangy Cat shots and Color is my Muse shots. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  51. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    02/07/2015 12:42 am

    I love the color theme of your post. so refreshing to look at. colors really adds color to our home.

  52. Stephanie Pass permalink
    02/07/2015 2:17 am

    I can totally see color as your muse. I’m not sure what my muse is but it does hit me and I can’t do anything until it’s finished sometimes.

  53. Nova permalink
    02/07/2015 5:27 am

    Thanks for sharing more stances about MUSE you are right, whenever someone mentions MUSE all I think is a person.

  54. JessicaACassidy permalink
    02/07/2015 6:45 am

    All the photos turned out beautiful as always. I LOVED the flowers the most.

  55. Maria Teresa Figuerres permalink
    02/07/2015 11:15 pm

    Whenever I hear the word “muse,” I think of beautiful ladies in shorts, the ones we see parading with a sports team that they support. You have an adorable muse in your house, by the way

  56. bismah2010 permalink
    03/07/2015 9:15 am

    So many beautiful captures! You’re cat is absolutely adorable!!!

  57. 09/07/2015 12:06 pm

    A real lovely post, Elizabeth. 🙂

  58. Claudette Esterine permalink
    11/08/2015 9:34 pm

    You have really beautiful collages! It’s a pleasure to see them.


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