Finding Inspiration From Other Art Forms

Have you found that you've tried every other alternative to breaking the creative block and you've decided that investing a little bit of time in an alternative art form may be of interest to you? Screen Shot 2019-04-05 at 7.30.05 AM.png

In particular, some of us here at PitStop love to go to the movies. This is a nice way to get inspired because the non-movie maker, it can be a bit of a passive experience, where you're just taking in the art and not analyzing every moment of it. The issue with hoping that other music will inspire your music, is that after a certain amount of time, it's only a given that eventually your mind will become so analytical because it is able to breakdown complex passages once it has excelled so far in its process.

When you partake in an art form that is unfamiliar to you - it allows you to approach it in a fresh, uneducated, loose manner. This can be a relief to the overworked mind. 

As for suggested art forms, we would love to give you a few tips for when you're creatively empty. Sometimes it can be a wonderful experience to pay for a wine & painting class to get your artistic visions flowing. Otherwise, you'd be amazed at what spending the day roaming around your local art museum can do for your mind. It will open you up to a whole new way of looking at the world, perhaps bending your interaction with the world forever. 

Maybe you need to shake out all of that anxiety about not being perfecting at your musical mastering and do something physical? Try a ballet class or the dance form of your choice. This beauty of dance, you are able to connect to rhythm in a different way then you typically do. 

Finally, take into account the benefit of being just the audience for once. Let yourself cry or sing along to someone else's expression of sorrow or beauty. This will help you remind yourself of just why it's so important to use your creative gift, as you'll be able to bring something out of people that they may have not been able to do themselves. Basking in the glow of someone else's talent can help give you some perspective and assist in remembering why this is truly so very special.

 

K. O'Neil, PitStop Musicians