Tuesday, 28 July 2009


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?


Willow Manor
Melrose Musings
pics and poems
moxey usings
n2the blue
About New York
napple notes
BT The Crafty Gardener
Robin's Ramblings
with my boots and sketchbook
My reflections and musings
Ragged Old Blogger
Whippoorwill wood
garden delights
Dominic Rivton
Titus the dog
Crafty Green Poet
the golden fish
Mrs Nesbitt's Place
Raph's Ramblings
Daughter of the Golden West
The Altered Page

See you all tomorrow.


Coastcard said...

I'm all set and looking forward to the big day!

HelenMHunt said...

Sounds like a brilliant idea.

Kim said...

I'm soo busy at present getting organised to take two weeks off work (look out serious art time a comin'). I will however make time to view the posts here weaver, cannot wait to see them.

Heather said...

I'm still trying to shorten my shortlist Weaver! Mine could be the longest comment of all tomorrow! See you then.

Derrick said...

Hello Weaver,

All set - I think!

gleaner said...

I'm still pondering and definitely not "all set" just yet.

the watercats said...

Hi there! Just stumbled on your blog and tis a lovely spot!.... Hope you don't mind another member in your gang!?... cheers!

Elizabeth said...

Have been thinking and thinking and coming up with all sorts of different things!
Yes, making the lists is a major pain but I'm sur we will navigate our way round it and can pop from comment to comment.
I like the no rules bit........much more creative.
Looking forward to tomorrow.
Word verification:


is that sort of laborious?How do they know?

Elizabeth said...

Have put a link to the INSPIRATION meme
on my blog today.
The word meme
makes me think of ME! ME!
but I'm really looking forward to seeing all the posts

steven said...

hi weaver, thanks for "hosting" this special event. it's the first meme i've participated in. i'm really keen to read the other blogger's thoughts!! have a peaceful day. steven

Jenn Jilks said...

I will participate, too! I am all set at My Reflections & Musings !
I'll send you an e-mail to show you how to link!

Golden West said...

I will be joining you in the meme, as well. Am looking forward to it!

willow said...

This was a wonderful idea, Weaver. I've got to shake a leg and write something today!

Reader Wil said...

I am not sure if I understand what you mean, but I am going to watch anybody else joining this meme. Thanks for the idea.

Jane Moxey said...

I've been in a happy flurry of research to see if I can write something about my inspiration topic! Just a note that my blog is moxeymusings.blogspot.com! Thanks for organizing this, it will be great to read what everyone has to say tomorrow!

Pondside said...

I'll be there!........of course, it may already be your Thursday by the time I post on my Wednesday.........but I'll be there!

Golden West said...

Thank you for including me! I'm much looking forward to participating and especially to read everyone else's contributions. Until tomorrow!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Read you all tomorrow.

Conda V. Douglas said...

What a fabulous idea! I'm enjoying reading about other's inspiration and finding some of my own.

Margaret Gosden said...

Weaver's thoughts about what Inspires coincides with a new Blog I have created about the creative process. The Blog is called JANUS, and is about what to do with well liked images that get left behind or forgotten in files, waiting to be processed. JANUS is now one of 4 blogs listed, and the first post is called, A WORK IN PROGRESS.

Kayla coo said...

This is a lovely idea and I look forward to visiting tomorrow.x

Mistlethrush said...

I'll have a go too. The reality is that we should find inspiration everywhere - well, we'll see!

Linda S. Socha said...

Oh My.

I am new to your blog but I think I have lived in those photos in some not so far off dream time. Wonderful! It feels like coming home...

I know that I am jumping the gun a tad but I have to say.... My inspiration for Wednesday is my new blog find....Weaver of Grass..Hip Hip Hip Hooray!!


BT said...

I'm not all set at all. Better get weaving!!

Cloudia said...

You ringleader you!!
Aloha, Dream Weaver

Comfort Spiral

Chris said...

I'm there, baby!!

Niamh B said...

Hiya - have just written a small bit on this and linked up to your blog - just thought I should say hi and thanks for the idea. It'd be rude not to.