TODAY’S MUSE: Keep a Sketchbook

DAILY MUSE | If you don’t already, start keeping a sketchbook.

I’m a firm believer that creativity is a gift from God/ the creator/ the universe (whichever way one looks at it) and that ideas are gifted spontaneously. They come in spurts and streams. One has to be ready at anytime to receive them (capture them) when they come. And it’s the responsible and courteous thing to do when bestowed with such wonderful gifts. Consider your sketchbook entries as thank you notes to the universe acknowledging the creative source for the generous gifts.

I have kept sketchbooks all my adult life. I think the count is up to thirty. I fill them with whatever comes my way in inspiration: words, drawings, concepts, diagrams, poems, lyrics, inventions, to do lists, solutions to problems, etc. It’s quite interesting going through my collection of acquired ideas ever know and then. There are some real gems in there.

If you are and active person a good one is made by Moleskine— and they come in all sizes from small pocket-sized ones on up.

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4 responses to “TODAY’S MUSE: Keep a Sketchbook

  1. a valuable way of showing gratitude for your inspiration, nice post. 🙂

  2. foxhollowjewelry

    Just wondering where you have been….hope all is well.

  3. very nice post.
    you know my only regret in life is that i never kept a diary/sketch book earlier in life. but, better late than never.

  4. You already know my thoughts on this 🙂

    But here is a friend who doodles on everything. He’s quite the unknown illustrator. You gotta post about him and his jaggedsmile!

    Keep blogging,
    -Eric
    WeirdGuy

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