A common topic among artists is, “Where do you find inspiration?”
Often when an audience can’t comprehend where your ideas come from they ask this question. As an artist having a dry spell where you find it difficult to write or draw or dance, you ask this question.
Yesterday I was reading a new blog by one of my friends, Sarah Hanberry Baker. One of my dearest friends. Memories of our riding horses and just being free spirits are always close to the surface in my memory bank. We connected in middle school in New Orleans. We attended Metairie Park Country Day the laboratory that created artists, writers and brains of all dimensions and leanings. You can find the alumni in every industry and art (and alleyway..lol).
Back to my point, Sarah’s new blog is about writing. She has been published many times and has found great success in different genres. To get some insight into the writer’s world I encourage you to check it out: http://writerstandingstill.blogspot.com/.
When Sarah and I would ride horses, whether is was at her Grandmother’s place in Vinton, LA or my parents’ farm in Folsom, LA, we would ride bareback, hell-for-leather.
Down dirt roads.
Laughing and talking.
We wished we were cowgirls in the wild west.
And wished we had Marlboro Man boyfriends.
If I wasn’t riding Thunder my dear Pinto, I was riding Misty, the big white horse.
So where is inspiration fitting into all of this? Sarah responded to an email I had sent with words that inspired me. Her encouragement got me to the computer to my blog and now as I finish this post to the easel to paint.
Thank you friend!