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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

what inspires you? - marty

mission: MUSE - "what inspires you?"
by guest muse marty

What inspires me? An easier question to answer might just be what doesn’t? Inspiration can be found in something as simple as the produce I buy.

It’s a tsunami of color left over from my children’s finger painting.


It’s the curl and bounce of a twig


Or the sweeping softness of a flower takes the shape of a dancer’s skirt.

The Dancer

Inspiration came come just by feeding the birds.

Bird Song

It’s the joy and laughter of friends.

The world around me is a conglomerate of sensory information that is at times subtle and delicate and easily missed. Other times it's an assault upon my senses that demands expression. It's calm and boisterous. By turns soothing and driving. It's what is visible and unseen...the revealed and the hidden.
Inspiration is a third eye. It lets us see beauty in the common place. It comes from within…and from without. It’s the gift we give each other.


"what inspires you?" is the the second mission of mission: MUSE series.
After you submit a "where i live" post, you may submit an entry to mortalmuses {at} yahoo.com.


  1. each of your glorious photos is an inspiration in itself. that finger paint looks like the marbled endpapers on a finely bound book. beautiful.

  2. Thank you Marty for inspiring us today!

  3. Oh, I just so loved this post from the get-go!

    Well written and gorgeous images!

    Thanks for the boost!

  4. beautiful photos. love the flower image.

  5. Such a lovely photoessay. Inspirational indeed.

  6. i love that you find inspiration in the little things. truly imposrtant.

  7. That feeding the birds shot is amazing!