It's the fluffy stuff of the mind: stardust and robot shavings, the essential ingredient for every artist and designer. Inspiration. I recently heard a colleague describe Design as what happens when one mixes creative pursuit with the scientific method, marrying strange bedfellows. Inspiration is the glimmer that comes before that process starts, the seed potential at the heart of every flowering idea or creation.
I began working on my second novel several months ago, but more recently, I've set it aside to begin a different story.
So many stories to tell, so little time. Truthfully, I have decided to let my inspiration lead me by the nose this time around. I tell my students to follow their passion all the time, encouraging them to discover who they are by noticing what excites them.
But as a busy, professional adult with two kids and myriad other pursuits, I had forgotten to do the same thing myself. No longer. I'm spending the next year or so playing around, in preparation for writing a new new book. These images inspire and delight me and are a preview of the kind of dreams I am dreaming. Enjoy!
Coranna Adams is a writer, filmmaker, and educator from Asheville, North Carolina.