As Artist, Writers, Actors, Activists, and Entrepreneurs sometimes we can have a little trouble staying "inspired." whenever I start to feel a little "let down" with my creative impulses I always try to remind myself to "Follow the Juice." or to do whatever it is my heart is telling me to do. Sometimes we have to pack a bag get on a plane and fly across the world to get inspired but a lot of times it can be as simple as sitting down and writing an email you have been putting off, Or painting your Toenails. My inspiration a lot of times comes from meditation, sitting down - and writing all the jumbled nonsense in my head. (Bad ideas included), Or being physical/ getting outside. I try to focus on really being present in the moment, Everything I am grateful for, Being open to all the ideas of the world, and if that doesn't work shaking off any "blocks" "baggage" or anything thats "bugged" me that day. Friends always help. A lot of times we look at the creative process as something solo - that transcends your inner being - we evaluate and criticize the artists journey how their work affects them and the people around them but in truth I view the artists journey as collaboration- friends and strangers alike always help spark new ideas and make the entire process much more enjoyable. .What gets you inspired? is it reading a book? going to a museum? petting a kitten? yoga? I would love to know.
Todays Challenge is to sit down and write a list of FIVE things that make you Feel inspired! (Either creatively, or to make a difference!) speaking of which I need to go for a walk! xoxo
1) Going Outside! / Or travel when possible even just to the grocery store.
2) Lighting Candles (I have no idea why but this always works for me)
3) Walking, Stretching, Swimming, Yoga,
4) looking up something entirely unrelated to myself or anything I am doing. - (Last time was the blue wall art project in Montreal)
5) Good conversation.
Whats your list? Cant wait.
Kirra Moon is from a small town in Northern California. She believes that art is an important way to show appreciation for our planet. She values the ability to feel emotions deeply because they can be the catalyst for change. Kirra received a diploma from the North Coast Preparatory Performing Arts Academy with an additional IB artist diploma before choosing to study theatre in New York and Los Angeles. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The American Musical Dramatic Academy and continues to explore the creative process. Two phrases that best describe her are “forever free” and “ a la mode.”