Finding my creative inspiration

posted by Jeff | Monday, August 29, 2011, 10:17 PM | comments: 0

I went to see Our Idiot Brother today, and to my shock and horror, I loved it. Not just because Zooey and Rashida Jones were making out (though that was a highlight), but because I saw some things in the screenplay overall that really appealed to me. There were components there that I've really thought hard about using in my own writing.

I realized during the movie that my creative side has been somewhat stuck in suspended animation. I haven't had the energy or drive to write as much, shoot video, shoot stills, design Web junk, etc. I also realized that a part of that is rooted in the fact that I don't heavily expose myself to things that inspire me. I'm not listening to enough music, I'm not reading much and I'm obviously not seeing very many movies. These things are all contributors to my creative drive.

When I'm creatively engaged, it helps me balance out the parts of me that are all bundled up in logical, inorganic stuff. It sounds stupid, but when I'm in that state, I function at a higher level, and I'm generally happier.

The plan, then, is to make sure that I'm being creatively engaged. I'm about to embark on all kinds of life changes (again), so now is a good time to recalibrate and recharge around the components of my personality that are underutilized.


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