I need the reminder right now, so I’m reblogging and old post of mine. It contains some interesting observations about creativity, inspiration and motivation. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.
And I’m taking applications.
I have been thinking about Muses lately, about using a Muse to help you tap into creativity and if it’s even necessary or advisable to have a Muse as inspiration.
It’s not difficult to see why a creative person might want one. Oftentimes, there is a romantic element to Muses. I think part of the allure of having a Muse is the tendency to idolize, idealize and fall in love with your Muse. When you fall in love, your brain creates the chemical phenylethylamine (PEA) a neurotransmitter responsible for the thrill and energy we feel when we fall in love. (Interestingly enough, this chemical thrill lasts only about 3-5 years…after that, oxytocin is the chemical that takes over…as long as there is adequate touching and cuddling, but I digress).
An artist can convert this surplus of energy into art.
I don’t think this phenomenon…
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