Monday, January 28, 2008
Beauty Inspires Creativity
Here's another shot of my favorite beach in the world, Bellows on the windward side of Oahu, about 3pm on a Friday afternoon in late December.
A visit to Kulak's Woodshed to listen to five different women singer/songwriters equally inspired me this past Friday.
For a $10 contribution, you can attend this "private club" on Laurel Canyon, close to Magnolia in the Valley, and be part of the audience of a vidcast. The night I went with a friend, we saw a round of four very talented women singer songwriters. Of special note were Tracy Newman (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=72836967) and Michelle Mangione. Tracy was funny, witty, insightful. Michelle rocked out and told stories that felt true. In her one song, "Jupiter," (available on ITunes) she sang: "The hero and the villain are the same."
Now if that doesn't provoke story ideas, I don't know what does.
So go out there and look at something beautiful. Watch talented creative people do their creative thing. It'll nurture your own muse.