When it came to writing this post I intended to be all thoughtful and artsy poetic then realized the muse had left my house in search of a more caffeinated mind (I gave up caffeine over a year ago). I started to look for things/people that inspired me in my photography and my pursuit of my artistic photographic expressionism. One of my first attempts to keep the inspiration flowing was to create a “wall of inspiration.” This is actually the wall in front of my office desk that I use to hang art/photography from other artists that inspire me. I follow these artists on Facebook and look at the majority of their work on DeviantArt. Whenever I see the work on the wall I can’t help but feel renewed in creativity. Looking at another person’s art, no matter what the medium, inspires me to move forward with mine. It all encourages me to push myself to be a better photographer and to push my own mind to create new and wondrous things for not just myself, but my clients as well. These pieces of art, an extension of the artists who created them, enchant my mind with fantastical ideas and encourage me to give my all to my art which in turns is given to my clients. Even though there is a lot more that inspires me, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to inspiration. Perhaps when the muse left, she instilled in me a sense of yearning to create and explore, a curiosity that drives my eye across a spectrum of unlimited possibilities and imagination. Perhaps my muse did not leave, but remains in the dark corners of my mind, guiding me in my pursuit of pure imagination, waiting for a finished piece to shine a light upon the world.