Finding Inspiration in the Everyday: A Look at My Creative Process

Richa Rashmi

6/24/20242 min read

Hi everyone, Richa here!

As an artist, I'm often asked about where I find inspiration. The truth is, inspiration can be found anywhere and everywhere. Sometimes, it strikes in a grand way, like a breathtaking sunset or a powerful piece of music. Other times, it whispers in the subtlest details – the way sunlight dances on a dusty windowpane, the intricate pattern of a spiderweb, or the unique texture of a weathered brick wall.

Today, I want to share a glimpse into my creative process and how I transform these everyday moments into art.

Embracing the Unexpected:

I rarely sit down with a fully formed idea in mind. Instead, I allow myself to be guided by my surroundings. Whether it's a walk in the park, a bustling city street, or even the quiet hum of my studio, I'm constantly observing and absorbing the world around me. These little details become sparks that ignite my imagination.

Capturing the Essence:

Once I have an initial spark of inspiration, I start experimenting with different ways to capture it on canvas. I might use bold brushstrokes to evoke the energy of a busy street scene, or a soft, blended palette to recreate the calming serenity of a sunrise. I play with textures, light, and color, constantly pushing myself to find new ways to express the emotions these everyday moments evoke.

The Importance of Observation:

I believe that truly seeing the world around us is a vital part of any creative process. When we train ourselves to observe the details, to appreciate the beauty in the ordinary, we open ourselves up to a limitless wellspring of inspiration.

What inspires you?

I'd love to hear from you! In the comments below, share what inspires your own creativity. Whether you're an artist, a writer, a musician, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of the everyday, your perspective is valuable.

Let's create a conversation about where inspiration might be hiding!

P.S. Stay tuned for my upcoming "Exploring Inspiration" workshop at Richa Gallery! We'll delve deeper into the art of observation and experiment with various techniques for capturing your own creative spark. Details and registration coming soon!