Father Forgive me For I Have Sinned…It’s Been 10 Days Since My Last Blog Post

by Nicole Branigan on September 17, 2010 · 4 comments

Praying for a Blogging IdeaAnd I got nothing! I can’t find a quip, moment, news article, anything to inspire me! I’m void of ideas, but I’m hoping this means there’s 8-10 STELLAR ideas waiting just around the corner!

So this week, Blackbird would like to leave it up to you.

What inspires you?

How do you find ideas during an idealess week?

What makes YOU want to blog, paint, write, and create?

P.S. If you have a great idea for a guest blog post, let me know!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Pixie September 20, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Being a far worse procrastinator than you, I wonder why you haven’t used this crazy Twitter celebrity auction event as a springboard for further musings on Twitter itself.

You could also explore how a single idea (#mrvlcats) has pushed an artist like Katie Cook into a sudden spotlight, as its become a bit of a to-do among artists on Twitter. I’m sure her random kitty hero doodles will end up in new commission work for her. 🙂


Brandon September 20, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Quiet moments of contemplation and observation. When I feel like I’m in a rut or lull in creativity, I like to sit back and notice the details around me (nature, people, conversations, smells, etc.) and I let my mind wander aimlessly, without pressure. I take the thoughts and feelings that all of the things around me evoke and pull inspiration and growth from them.

(I also do more fashion specific things that probably wouldn’t inspire you. I like to inspect garments for design and construction. I pull inspiration from the combining of an impeccably constructed beautiful garment and the shape of a womans body. Two gorgeous things that, when combined skillfully, become infinitely more beautiful. For instance, the way an artist can place a dart in a dress just so, drawing out the curve of a womans hip or the dip of her lower back. A more stunning shape has never existed than that of the female form.)


Cassie September 20, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Go to the gym….get wasted….join a dance class……eat nothing but raw foods for a week…climb a moutain….sing in the rain….my favorite, buy a hot ass wig…kiss a boy….kiss a girl…stay up all night…..get naked…..kundalini yoga……MUSIC…..dance like everyones watching…. Sweat lodges…..get your hair did…..step away and just fly…….


Nicole Branigan September 22, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Wow! Such great (and varied!) comments! I love all of them! Thank you so much fellow creatively minded people! <3


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