“The Girl from Planet Jupiter”
Jen was a creative teenage girl from Planet Jupiter. She had so many plans for life and a whole galaxy to be inspired. Her hair was so long that could take her to another planet. She loved to travel and see different stars. Planets were her favorites. The big love. She could spend hours watching their movements. One day she felt something different she did not before. The sun was so distant, but each ray still the exact amount of heat. She found a quiet place to breathe and appreciate the nice view from a small planet. The dark night sky was illuminated by a group of bright stars. Her heart started to beat so fast. She was in love for the first time and not even imagined she was the muse.
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Love is an honest method of improving your creativity and making you a better artist.
Artists who are in a big love tend to have an essential shift in their thinking. For many artists, in the past, The Muse was a supernatural entity that inspired creative work. The Muse is our own unique creative way of looking at things. It’s the fountain of your deep imagination.
What aspects of your life would most benefit from the presence of a muse? It has long been known that the mating motive can be a powerful creative force. Many creative individuals report being inspired by the Muse. Pablo Picasso would have many other Muses during the course of his artistic career that became models for many of his paintings. Hester Thrale inspired Samuel Johnson, Yoko Ono inspired John Lennon, and Woody Allen has had a number of Muses over the span of his career including Mia Farrow, Diane Keaton and more recently Scarlet Johansson.
In “The Lives of the Muses” Francine Prose explains that “since falling in love is the closest most people come to transcendence, to the feeling of being inhabited by unwilled, unruly forces, passion becomes the model for understanding inspiration.”
The set of studies called “The effects of romantic motives on creativity”, by Vladas Griskevicius, explored the effects of mating motivation on creativity. Even without other incentives to be creative, romantic motives enhanced creativity on subjective and objective measures.
I know that in many committed relationships, both individuals continuously inspire each other, and bring out the best in each other, creatively and emotionally. I am driven by love and passion.
Which Muse could you most easily identify? Which one would you prefer to have as your muse? Let me hear you in the comments!
“Love is like the wind. You can’t see it but you can feel it.” is a quote by Nicholas Sparks, one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in more than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone.