Sometimes, when I get an idea to do something artistic, I have a million ideas at once, other times I have that initial teasing thought and nothing else. Often I need to be inspired by people or things around me, so I keep this in mind while I paint, sew, make.... Things that are surprising and real wake me up, spark that interest and keep me wanting more.
My brain is a big mess of spaz-a-ma-jazz and it helps if I:
1. Dont' just think, do. If something keeps coming back to my mind, do it, try it make it, sketch it.
2. Outside sources, such as music, food, smells, or inspirational pictures can help focus a specific idea or thought
3. Force one of my talented friends or family to give me advice or an opinion, or be a muse for me.
When all that fails I know it's time to get outside and take a break.....or binge watch on netflix.