ON INSPIRATION: Visual Inspiration IRL

I always want to feel inspired.  Every day, if possible.  I love the feeling, it makes me feel connected to the unknown and it fuels my creativity.  So I'm going to try writing about inspiration, to see if I could write something that might inspire you.  Worth a shot!

One thing I realized this morning:

 I don't go online to get inspired.  

I rarely feel inspired when I'm online.  It just doesn't work that way for me.  I go online to get work done and to do business, but being behind a computer sort of shuts down my sensors. 

For inspiration to come, I need a dreamy, unfocused mind, deep breathing, room to wander and to receive.  I get visual inspiration from beautiful objects I see when I'm far from a computer. Traveling fills me with inspiration, without fail.

 Hammock time at El Cosmico in Marfa, TX

Hammock time at El Cosmico in Marfa, TX

 Drawing in the sand in Santa Monica, CA

Drawing in the sand in Santa Monica, CA

 Weird bathroom lighting at Jo's Coffee on South Congress in Austin, TX

Weird bathroom lighting at Jo's Coffee on South Congress in Austin, TX

 An artist's studio in Marfa, TX

An artist's studio in Marfa, TX

What about you - do you get visual inspiration online? Offline?  Where do you see it?