One of the struggles I face quite a bit is trying to find new ideas. I can spend hours on Flickr looking through images that I want to copy...but I want to do more than replicate...I want to create. I've been reading a lot of creative blogs and have some great ideas...which I'll share at another time. One of the ideas I personally enjoy is walking with a purpose. No matter what your creative medium sometimes it helps to just get out and walk...but with a sense of intentionality.
A few weeks ago I was hitting the creative wall...maybe you know the feeling. Every photo I was taking was...well...blah. I was trying to edit through some images and create something nice...but instead just sat looking at my computer with nothing. So I said forget it...and I grabbed the camera and headed out for an hour or so.
I live in a city known for creativity...so I decided to look for evidence of this creativity....and so off I went. I was not only energized by the walk...but also creatively renewed as I engaged the city around me. I wasn't shooting for a client...or for a project...just for me...and what a difference it made.
I'd love to hear what you do. Do you walk? Do you find new inspiration from music...other art? How do you renew your inspiration?