Hello friends, how often do you hear the word “Muse” (a person who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist)? I don’t hear it much at all. Many of history’s great artists found creative inspiration for their incredible artistry as a result of their Muse. Art history books are filled with stories of artists and their Muse. Did you know, many modern-day musicians, film makers, and artists still have a muse? Here are a few you might recognize.
- Marie-Thérèse Walter was Pablo Picasso’s Muse
- Yoko Ono was John Lennon’s Muse
- Edie Sedgwick was Andy Warhol’s Muse
- Marianne Faithfull was Mick Jagger’s Muse
- Apollonia was Prince’s (Purple Rain) Muse
- And the list goes on
The role of Muse has changed quite a bit over the years. Today, a muse is a person who serves not just as an artist’s inspiration, but offers advice, guidance and even interprets what the artists (musicians, etc.) needs to create their work.
Okay you’ve read this far, thank you. So, what’s all this “Musing” all about? Well…… Let me just preface this with, I am running fast and loose with the word “Muse” here. But, I was inspired by a lovely bloggy friend, many of you know her, Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge. It is her free spirit and self confidence that made her my Muse for my latest mala design at Zen Spirit Malas. I have never met Shelbee (Michelle) in person, I’ve never even spoken with her. But she is here every Thursday for the TFT Blog Hop sharing her style blog with us, in a way that only she can. She is awesome. (smile)
I know that there is a possibility someone reading this post will say, “boy she’s got a lot of nerve putting her Muse story in the same post as all those incredibly talented and ultra-famous people.” Well call it what you will, muse, inspiration, creative catapult, whatever you choose to call it, I found that inspiration from Shelbee. She wrote a beautiful post mentioning it today and I ask you to please click HERE.
I invite you to stop by Zen Spirit Malas and take a look at my updated website. You just might find something wonderful that inspires you.
The design, creativity and artistry no matter what its form, belongs uniquely to the individual. Of course, creativity and motivation can come from many different sources. It’s one of the reasons I love creating custom malas for my customers. I’d love to create one for you.
You never know where I might find my next Muse 😊
You can still add your blog posts to the TFT blog hop and please stop by on Saturday for the new giveaway!