While music speaks to my soul and my creativity, images remain my number one source of inspiration. I’m a visual person, either an actual image or one I’ve created in my mind is usually enough get my muse going. So this year, I will branch out and share not only music that inspires me, but images and quotes as well.
First up, the Aurora Bridge. I snapped this shot while on vacay in Seattle last year. This trip actually sparked an entirely new story I will be working on this year. I found Seattle to be a huge source of inspiration without it even trying. Every little nook and cranny I explored, the good food and beer, and its friendly and accepting citizens really stoked my author fires.
For me, this image marks a significant turning point in this story, which currently resides solely in my mind. I don’t have many concrete details about it this particular moment, just a feeling. One of angst, confusion, a little bit of anger, and a spark of light. Yeah, yeah, I doubt this makes any sense to you, but this is how I translate images. I take the feelings they give me and work to impart them on the story as they fit.
What, if anything, does this image say to you?
Image: © La-Tessa Montgomery, 2015