Scrapbookers are naturally creative, so that means we see inspiration around every corner, behind every cereal box, and on every magazine page. Keeping up with and tracking these sources of inspiration can be overwhelming. If you don’t develop a strategy, you’ll soon be overwhelmed with snips and pieces of paper, megabytes’ worth of digital ideas, pages’ worth of bookmarked sites, and more. Trust me, I’ve been there!
What instrument would you love to play? What would you want to pick up and really make music with right now? It could be a guitar. It could be a horn. It could be a piano. It doesn’t matter, as long as you really want to start playing it.
Where: People are inspired by places… it’s always been true. If you live near the mountains, climb one. If you live near the ocean, hit the beach. Even in the center of a huge city, go to the top of a tall building and rejoice in the view. I spend a few minutes every day watching the sunset (especially at our Colorado house), and drawing inspiration from the place and time. Do whatever it takes to spend a little daily time just enjoying the moment, and communicating with what could inspire you.
Can you imagine attending a wedding without music being played? The music is used to set the tone of the proceedings. In the wedding proceedings, first comes the bright cheerful music announcing the arrival of the bride. Followed by the dignified music of the bride with her entourage proceeding down the aisle, then the solemn music as the ceremony proceeds and the register is signed followed by the joyful music as the bride and groom leave the church for their new happy life. Happy music is used to signify the happy life to follow.
Yes, singing songs really has a way of curing a condition. It is a tool used to transform a state of the mind of a sick individual. It creates a certain kind of tranquility bringing serenity and calmness that only a hymn can explain.
You have to establish a relationship first. If this were the dating scene, you’re basically wooing people to listen to you. When you enter an online digital music distribution deal, the first order of business is to share music. You let MP3s be uploaded to blog or websites and have it reviewed. You allow future fans to download it to their gadgets and enjoy them. When they have fallen in love with you, they want to know more of you. That’s when you show the goods. And if you click, you’ll be together for a lifetime. A lifetime commitment to a musician guarantees music sales. Forever.
Everyone who’s ever done those things wasn’t sure she could before she did it. But then she read a book, or saw a movie or play, or heard a song that reminded her of the Life she was meant for… and great things started to happen.