I took last night off from working on my final projects to go see a performance by Richie Havens at the Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry.
To be honest, I had mixed feelings about doing so...since I'm in the midst of final projects right now with two weeks left of this semester to go. I have a TON of work to get done, and not much time left in which to do it. Every minute is valuable right now. But my husband and I bought tickets ages ago, so I went.
To my surprise, it was actually a benefit to my work that I took time away from my Mac. I've been stuck for ideas on one of my projects for the past week. Sitting there in the dark letting the music flow around me (and not thinking about anything) somehow loosened up my brain. By the time we left, I had a few new ideas for layouts.
Music has always been an inspiration to me, but so has diving into all kinds of books and reading. What I'd like to know is what types of non-visual arts inspire your artwork? Obviously as artists we are inspired by other illustrators and painters, but there is so much else out there in the world to move you. I'd like to hear what gets the creative juices of other artists flowing. Please share! (o: