Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Everything is Inspiration

*Sniff* I despise being ill.

Okay! The questions over at the Warm Fuzzies Blogfest this week are: What do you look to when you write? What inspires you? How else do you use your creativity? Music? Pictures? Art?

I'll start with this.

This is the drawing that summarizes my entire first novel, Tsirash.

As for what inspires me, the answer is everything. I've talked about this before, but my inspiration comes from everywhere. The color of a leaf. The scent of warm soup. The sound of a purr. The taste of smoke on the wind. The texture of skin. The ache of love. Anything and everything I experience makes me want to write.

But it's more than that. I don't just write words, but also music. I often lament the fact that I have no piano of my own, and cannot sit down to play whenever I want, but thanks to the numerous music-creating programs out there, I can come up with pieces I will never get to hear with real instruments. Most notably, I've written a dozen pieces so far for my husband's project, Gaialite. Right now it's taking backstage to some other creative works, but if you want to hear it, here is one sample, and here another.

I also have a piano piece titled Tsirash, for, you guessed it, Tsirash. It captures the mood of my novel really well, I think. But I won't post it here for personal reasons.

And one more thing: I draw, too. I know, I know. I have a finger in every pie. Below my profile pic (over here -->) is a link to my deviantART page, where writing, drawing, and photography can all be found. I even have a folder for my book there... it's the LOM project. Yes, LOM, standing for Legend of Mura. That was the name I created for the project back in... oh, 1998. It doesn't fit anymore, but that doesn't really matter, does it?

My head is all fuzzy from medicine, so... I haven't thought of a way to wrap this post up all tidy-like. Until next time... peace.



  1. I wish I could draw. I'm good at graphics and stuff but when it comes to drawing people and stuff, I'm awful!

  2. I'm totally going to go check out your art page! That is a beautiful picture up there. Feel better :)

  3. Hope you get feeling better soon. I'm very envious of people with artistic abilities.

  4. Hope you have a speedy recovery--going to look at your art page now too :)

  5. Great post and I love the picture! Feel better soon and I'm off to see your art, you creative girl!

  6. Thin broad shouldered guy takes a walk on a sunny day and realizes that he is only a shadow of himself.

    PS Have added you to my blogroll

  7. Woah, you're Miss Popular now. :D Thanks for the mention. Mwah.

  8. The story is about angels, or aliens that everyone thinks are angels.

  9. Nice drawing. I think it would make a cool tattoo.

    I'm guessing your WIP has something to do with mystical, ancient symbols?

    Cute blog. I've added myself as a follower.


  10. I am feeling a lot better. Thanks for the well-wishes.

    @Kristy: your guess is the closest one. And I have thought that if I was ever going to get a tattoo, it would be of that symbol.

  11. I can't help but feel like I showed up late to the party, haha! But in my catching up with blogs, I had to comment on how I really enjoyed the music samples you gave. Great stuff! Makes me want to compose; what program do you use?

  12. @Nathan: I just have Music Creator Pro. It's nothing special, but there's lots of sounds to work with and the tools are easy to use.