Does an artist every run out of inspiration? If they do, how can they find new inspiration? Well, I cannot answer for other artists, but I know that there have been times when I do not have a clue what to create next and nothing appeals to me. So, how do I rekindle my inspiration muse?
Since I use photos for my digital collage/composite art, I go on a photo hunt. I try to use my own photos, but that is not always possible, so I search public domain sites for what I need or for inspiration. This time, no luck. Nothing I looked at inspired me, even after looking at multiple sites and photos. My other source of inspiration is my own art. I go back and look at some of the art I made when I was first learning how to use software in a creative way. I have art going back to 2015, although I am trying to clean out some of those old files, but that is a different story.
This time, I found an older digital collage I called Evening Sail. A vintage sailing ship, a lake photo, and a different moon combined. I liked the idea of putting that ship in a setting where you would never see a sailing ship plus I like to use vintage images. So, now I have my inspiration. What are some of the ways you find inspiration?
Below is my original Evening Sail and what I am creating now. My new composite is name Morning Sail. I am not finished with it yet, but I will post it on Facebook and Instagram when I have completed this new digital composite.
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