22 Dec '14, 6pm

Inspiration can be found in the most unlikely places.

It’s a myth that creative people are constantly inspired. In order to produce new, original art or design, the creator must pursue inspiration. An artist doesn’t make art by waiting for inspiration to strike. Photographers don’t snap the editorials that make it into magazines by browsing beautiful images on Pinterest all day. Sure, surrounding yourself with images, people and work that lifts your mood can be very inspiring, but it can also cause us to compare ourselves with another person’s story. In cases that comparison trumps inspiration, it’s important to look to other resources to become inspired and motivated creatively. Lately I’ve been inspired by all things science, technology and nature. These areas of life can seem so different than the beauty tutorials I upload or blog posts I write. However, they’re absolutely integral to keeping me inspired. And these are onl...

Full article: http://michellephan.com/unlikely-sources-of-inspiration/

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