Inspired, inspiring, inspires
1. To affect, guide, or arouse by divine influence.
2. To fill with enlivening or exalting emotion
3. To stimulate to action; motivate
4. To affect or touch
5. To draw forth; elicit or arouse
6. To be the cause or source of; bring about
7. To draw in (air) by inhaling.
I have been inspired lately … and not in the way I often find myself. Normally, I fall into category 1 or 2, inspired by something I see or hear and create art from this inspiration. But this time, I … believe it or not, have been inspired to clean – and I LOATH cleaning. Let’s explore my motivations. Hmmm. Well, we are now living in our new (unfinished) house having recently vacated my art studio after five years, eleven months and 3 days. WOOPEE, I have my space back. Now that’s a great motivator – the return of my own space.
So I guess we could say I was stimulated into action. Category 3. This action has taken a month, a month to remove my families belonging OUT of the studio and into the relevant new spaces that have been created. It has been a dirty job too. It is amazing how much rubbish, gecko poop, spider web and dust finds its way into a space over full with people and belongings.
Light at the end of the tunnel (perfect cliché). The studio is clean and almost organized … the new house also clean. It’s a great feeling, one of accomplishment mixed with a bright outlook for future artistic endeavors. If truth be told I have been working on my novel while cleaning … busy hands, busy brain. This afternoon I started reading an e-book called ‘The 11 Secrets to Getting Published’ by Mary DeMuth. I am only up to the second chapter but so far have found it quite enlightening. Some of the advice is already known to me but it is never a waste to be reminded. In fact, I have been inspired (Category 6) and have spent the afternoon revisiting my novel and checking it against Mary’s advice. Anyway I shall continue to read this book and get back to you in another blog with more information.