What fuels your creativity? For me, it is nature, pattern, texture, color, swirling lines, symbolism, contrast, duality, energy, animals, flowers, forests, mountains, peacefulness, play, joy and….my list could go on and on.

This is my Secret to Life as an Artist series and one principal to live by is “be inspired .” Fuel your creativity with this inspiration.

We are all creative beings. We are all artists! Be inspired everyday. Here’s a little creative wording to remind you about fueling your creativity.

This is my latest original painting. It’s titled “Just Ride and Fly.” It was inspired by my mountain bike, by my love of swooping down a trail and feeling the energy of movement, by the mysterious, trickster raven, by the forest and the flowers and the rain clouds.

© Lindy Gaskill, “Just Ride and Fly”, 24″ x 30″, acrylic on wood.

And if you like to draw and sketch, fuel your creativity at these two sites> http://odosketch.com/ and http://www.mrdoob.com/#/120/harmony