I am often asked where I turn for inspiration, or how I learned to do what I do. I think the most important thing for any person wanting to create is to just get started. You can read all the books and magazines on a subject and it won't mean anything until you start experimenting on your own. Pick up the brush, or the pencil, or the whatever, and begin. Having the impulse to create is a gift. The way in which you do it will work itself out once you get started.
I saw this young man on the Today show. I am still thinking about him. We know art is a channel that lets us express something within ourselves. His story proves that. See a video clip HERE. And visit Seth Chwast at his site HERE. Thanks Seth, for reminding me how powerful creativity is.
Related news: This weekend I saw the new Public Service Announcement by VH1's Rock Autism. I was really moved to see Gene Simmons, Tommy Lee, Robert Plant, Steven Tyler and other rockers supporting Autism. See HERE, click on 2). Then I found their True Life series following three young men with diverse manifestations of Autism. It's compelling and enlightening....and takes about an hour to get through the whole series. See HERE.
It's a new year, a blank page. Put something on it TODAY.