Monday, February 1, 2010

Music that Inspires Me

Creative energy flows so much better for me when I have good music playing in the background. After watching the Grammys last night, I was reminded how music can just transport you and make you feel a certain way, put you in a certain mood - which is important when you are creating! Music is such an important part of my life, I just feel strange when I don't have something playing (that is, unless the little munchkins are running through the house hootin and hollerin! Then, silence is golden!)
It just depends on my mood - sometimes I love to have Norah Jones singing something soothing in the background, sometimes it's something funky like Black Eyed Peas, lots of times it's Bobby Long, Marcus Foster, or Sam Bradley. Today, I'm listening to the Ballas Hough Band (as in Mark Ballas and Derek Hough from Dancing with the Stars). Check them out! I had the privilege of seeing them perform live last year when they were in Dallas. I get such a kick out of seeing people express their creative energy through live music. To me it seems like a very vulnerable place to be. Which is inspiring, because if you want to make something from your own hands, then you have to be brave enough to put it out there for others to see. (Unless it's just crap and you shove it in the back of your closet - like the sweater I tried to "teach" myself to knit with! A slightly askew, boat neck lovely. Trust me, it won't see the light of day anytime soon!)
What do you like to listen to when you are in your zone, bringing to life your one of a kind creations?

Let's take it out with a little Black Eyed Peas!


Cole said...

I listen to everything when I'm creating! But it really depends on what type of project I'm jazz for delicate beautiful details, rock for painting, etc. Thanks for sharing!

amandatonagel said...

definitley upbeat music like "Black Eyed Peas" lately it has been Sean Kingston around our house. Anything other than "Joshua Fought the battle of Jericho" and "Dare to be a Daniel" is good when the kids aren't around!

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