I get my ideas in the strangest places and the strangest times sometimes. I was wondering if anyone else would like to share what and how and when they are inspired? I truly believe our talents are a gift from God, and we are meant to use them to somehow encourage or inspire others. I also believe we are ambassadors for God in this world, it makes me so happy to see how many of us who have crafting and cooking blogs are Christians. Many are home schoolers, and such good family oriented people. I feel sorry, I think a lot of children are being raised by babysitters, and when mom and dad come home they have so much to do in the evenings, there isn't much time for family activities and individual attention. My daughter works, and has three girls, and by the time they get all the chores done and homework, it's time for bed. I know with the economy the way it is a lot of women have to work, and I feel a lot of compassion for them, because it is so hard and it puts a lot of pressure on the family. That's where grandmas and grandpas come in handy. I try to help my daughter a lot. Trying to keep her spirits up, and not to let her get overcome, while she is trying to support her family. My other two daughters are lucky enough to be stay at home moms.
That all said, I need to get back to the subject of inspiration. I get mine in some strange ways. I stayed up very late working on a tutorial project a couple of nights ago, and decided I needed at least a little sleep, so I laid down in bed, and I was thinking about the tube watercolors my son had gifted me with two years ago, that I hadn't even tried yet. Suddenly I got a picture in my mind, at three a.m., and thought, "Oh that's cute, I will have to draw that up, TOMORROW." Well, the image and excitement about it kept bugging me, until I had to get up, get a piece of paper and a magazine to use for support to draw on, and some colored pencils to draw with, and laid back down in bed and proceeded to draw this picture that was on my mind. Then when I woke up, I had the image I liked for a second pic, and had to draw it when I woke up. I get a lot of fresh ideas in the shower too, maybe the water tapping on my head stimulates my brain!lol Sometimes I will be driving, or sitting down to eat dinner, and an idea will pop in my head, too. If I try to think of something, I usually can't, it has to be when I am not thinking about it. How does it work for you? Well, the next day, I tried out the watercolors, and these are the pictures that I painted.