4. Learn from the Masters
I hope you have enjoyed the series so far! My apologies in not having finished this up yet! You know that I'm about to give some ridiculous excuse like I've been too busy or something, so I'm going to spare you of it this time ;-)
(And I apologize for the lack of graphic today. I have been doing some geeky stuff with my operating system and have yet to load Photoshop back up, so I couldn't make the Part 6 graphic. :P)
So far, in our inspire me series, we've talked about ideas for getting our creative juices flowing. We've talked about the spiritual aspect, asking God to infuse us with His divine creativity. We've talked about the visual side, finding inspiration in the oh-so-distracting image prompts on Pinterest. We've talked about drawing creative inspiration from different types of music, also from observing the excellence found in the various arts, and finally even exercising!
I know that this is not an exhaustive list. In fact, I could probably go on and on listing all of the ways that could possibly spark some sort of creative fire in your heart. But for the sake of length and time, I figure that this series is ready to be drawn to a close.
As a closing thought, I would like to remind us all of the purpose behind our creativity. Why do we do what we do? Why do we create? Why do we write? Play music? Draw, sketch, paint?
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. ~Colossians 3:17
"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven." ~Matthew 5:16
Let us not forget Who we are creating for. Let us not forget our divine purpose here on this earth is to bring Him glory in all that we do--especially in the arts! May we be fueled by His passion, intoxicated with His love, so much so that it naturally overflows into our art. May our hearts be steered toward evangelism, in that our art cannot help but proclaim His glorious Gospel!
To conclude, here are a few more random snippets and lists that I found fun and could prove helpful in your pursuit of creative inspiration. Enjoy!