Thanks to everyone who had volunteered (or been press-ganged) into writing about who or what inspires them, tomorrow. Several people have asked for the rules so here they are:-
There are none. In the world of "art" rules are meant to be broken, so let your spirit roam freely. In the words of Seth (The Altered Page) the bundle man - Anything Goes!
Your inspiration can be picture or painter, poem or poet, animal or bird, book or author, teacher, relative, friend, statesman, absolutely anything that "turns you on" artistically or otherwise. It could even be a plant - I admire the tenacity of the creeping symphytum which grows in my hedge. I have been trying to eradicate it for years - but it still flowers madly every summer - never gives up although it knows I hate it. I look forward to reading them all.
Please don't feel obliged to do it - this is supposed to be fun.
Now an apology. I should really put a link to each site on this blog, but I cannot work out how to do it. My son is away (on the top of Blencathra last time I heard) and although he gave me instructions over the phone, I still can't do it. So here is a list - and every one on the list is on my blog list - so if you want to read them you have only to click on my blog list to reach the site - which isn't too laborious, is it.
I shall read them all and put a resume on this blog - won't it be interesting to see who or what inspires all those lovely reads we have?
LIVING IN THE EASTERN WOODLANDS
pics and poems
About New York
BT The Crafty Gardener
with my boots and sketchbook
My reflections and musings
Ragged Old Blogger
Titus the dog
Crafty Green Poet
the golden fish
Mrs Nesbitt's Place
Daughter of the Golden West
The Altered Page
See you all tomorrow.