Art Inspired

Last year, I listened to Kendrick Lamar’s How Much Does a Dollar Cost? over and over again. I tried to exhume every bit of meaning from the words. And then, I was inspired to write Transient, my perspective on giving to the homeless. That’s how art works, right? You inspire me; I re-shape it and inspire someone else.

A month or so later, Dwight and I saw the amazing recreation of Unconditional Surrender.


Some of you might remember its iconic newspaper image from V-J Day. Since capturing the sculpture, I’ve learned that this same statue lived in San Diego and then New York. You can find replications in New Jersey, Hawaii and France! Art inspired art times three. Wait! Times four because my photo prompted Juliet Q. to pen Sweet Surrender, a Haiku!

I continued to document life with a full moon post and I’ve shared how the image moved Authenticitee to write a new poem. Consequently, inspiration continued to flow to another continent. Mek wrote an amazing environmental post based on my Shared Space picture.

These connections have helped me see the intricacies of life. I met Authenticitee, Juliet and Mek through blogging, but like tapestry, our lives were woven together because of the distinct ways we express our views of the world. I’m amazed by how art inspires art and how it provides a dimension to being human that other interactions sometimes do not.

Does art inspire you? If so, let us know how. If not, how do you maintain creativity?

By the way, T.Wayne gets an honorable mention. His blog inspired me to begin with an embedded video. He blogs about music and its influence in his life by using a similar format.

28 thoughts on “Art Inspired

  1. Of course, thanks for the honorable mention! Yes, you can find art or be inspired by just about anything. Thanks for sharing the many ways art has inspired you and how your work inspires others.

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  2. I have always had a natural appreciation for art. I especially love abstract painting. They allow me to make of the images anything my mind wants to conjoint up, I can get lost in them. I also love theatre and the arts. I’m inspired by movement, events and relationship experiences in my life and around me. When I’m alone, the still small voice inside speaks and then I write! Nice piece my friend!šŸ¤—

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  3. I find art in all its forms can be inspiring – that cross pollination from one form of art to another as you have described is fantastic. Before the Wimbledon singles final Serena Williams recited Maya Angelou’s poem I Rise on the BBC. It was powerfully and movingly beautiful and an illustration of one form of art inspiring another form of if not art then human endeavour.

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    1. I hadn’t heard that Ellie! That’s a wonderful tidbit that makes her win all the better. It’s also a different way to think “art.” I suppose athletes use their bodies the way we use our words. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


    1. Hmm..yes, well, that’s why we keep an eye on you, Ms. Malone.

      JOKE, JOKE! I have an unsophisticated sense of humor that couldn’t resist this setup. And I couldn’t get another innocent party to provide it .I’m still chuckling at this example of what my brother calls my “pathetic attempts at humor”

      Please feel free to just give this the boot, Michelle and/or K.E.

      Unless, of course, you should happen to find it .. witty….

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      1. Yep, inspiration is everywhere. Thanks for the shout out Kathy and for inspiring the post. When I first started blogging, I set a 30 day daily writing challege for myself using some list of prompts I found online. I think it was day 2 or 3 I abandoned that with the realisation that I didnt need to constrain myself to one list or any list for that matter.šŸ˜Š

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      2. Haha i know- no commitment! But I did continue for 20 something consecutive days until interrupted by an allegic reaction that sent me ro hospital for 4 days and messed with my flow…

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      3. Haha yeah, something called DRESS syndrome- a hypersensitivity to sulfur in a medication. Not being dramatic in saying death was a real potential šŸ˜¦


      4. haha yeah but that was almost a month after I abandoned the list. Anyway, this post is about INSPIRATION šŸ™‚ although getting near death is the ultimate inspiration for the second, third, fourth chance that comes after it šŸ™‚

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