I´m sure you will all agree with me when I say that even if we first thought that with blogging it would be all about ourselves, we learn very fast that actually it´s all about connections, friendships and learning from others.
For me blogging is also very much about inspiration – both, about the one I might evoke in others, but especially about the inspiration I get from my fellow bloggers and friends.
A wonderful example for this is the drawing I did this weekend –
My dear friend Annika over at Annika Perry´s Writing Blog wrote in one of her latest post “CHIPPING AWAY!” wonderfully about the sometimes arduous process of editing her first novel and how it influences her and her family´s everyday life on many levels.
Even when she´s not actually sitting at her computer, her novel is never far from her mind, and so, one day, when her son came home from school and found a breakfast bowl sitting peacefully on the laundry basket, he cautiously asked her why this was the case. Undoubtedly he suspected it was a fundamental and important part of that unfathomable process called writing. Which in a way, wasn´t far from the truth, since it was indeed the sign that a new editing idea had struck Annika´s mind in-between rooms.
I had to laugh so much when I read this, and vividly imagined the whole scene. It also made me want to draw this peculiar still life and that´s why I asked her to make a picture the next time something similar happened.
You can imagine my surprise and joy when I found an email in my inbox one day later with an attached picture showing said bowl on the basket!
Although Annika´s laundry basket actually stands in her bath room, she went to all the trouble to put the whole ensemble in her lovely garden to make this photograph for me from which then I could make a drawing.
Isn´t this a wonderful example of interaction, friendship and the power of inspiration?
Thank you so much for inspiring me, Annika! 🙂