Wednesday, 21 October 2009

My muse

I get inspired easily and can conjure up several new ideas in a week. Granted, some ideas may be flighty but others can sometimes turn out to be pretty well conceived. Of course I wouldn't know until I ask around.

There are a couple of people I always share my ideas with. One is from Venus and the other is from Mars. In my excitement, I'll email them drafts or drawings and ask for their opinions. Then I'll sit by the computer and wait with bated breath for their feedback.

The Martian, being a man of few words, often leave me hanging in the air with a monosyllabic feedback like "cute". Er, ok. Thank you very much. But what does that mean? Will it work? Can it be improved? Should I even think of the next step?

The other friend from Venus will think through the idea for one whole day, brainstorm with her husband, analyse from various angles, then give her sincere comments, amend or edit the text (if any) and even do some market research to support her views. She becomes just as inspired and upbeat if the idea is good so I know I'm on the right track. She is not afraid to point out if the idea is not worthy so I can trash it and move on. She does all this despite a really busy schedule. I really appreciate that. She's like my muse.

I used to wonder why many creative people have a muse to inspire them. Now I can see why the muse is often from Venus, like mine.

5 comments:

The Real Mother Hen said...

Don't forget to count yourself too, you're excellent when it comes to ideas and execution! :)

Nick Phillips said...

I could do with some inspiration right now ...

And yes, Mother Hen is correct. You come up with some pretty cool stuff :D

Blur Ting said...

MH - I don't deserve such flattery :-) but it does help to keep me going!

Blur Ting said...

Nick - Thanks Nick.

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