25 Inspiring Things

  1. When somebody you know does something amazing that you didn’t expect them to do or you didn’t even expect they would be capable of doing
  2. Things children make with their own two hands
  3. Friends that finally enjoy success in their artistic careers, after years of struggle
  4. When the newspapers begin to write articles that make sense to you and indicate a coming change for the better
  5. Art programmes that introduce you to artists that you have never heard of, but whose work you really like, once introduced to it
  6. Discovering a new guitar sound, effects pedal, sample library or recording technique
  7. People that have had a great misfortune, but survived it and continued to flourish and prosper in spite of it
  8. Courageous people that look adversity and ill fortune in the face every day, but still smile
  9. Coaches and motivational speakers that get you to think about how you can change your own life for the better, or make improvements in whatever it is you do, without making you feel guilty or inadequate
  10. Blog posts that have astonishing, unexpected or original ideas, which cause of flood of your own related ideas to occur to you
  11. The intricacy and delicacy or small insects and how they fly
  12. When your cat finds a way of communicating with you in a deliberate way, so that you can tell what he is thinking and then realising that he is actually reminding you to chill out, by his insouciant example
  13. A song with a melody and lyric that reaches you in just the right emotional places
  14. Colour combinations that throb, vibrate, resonate and sing
  15. A painting so evocative that you want to be in the picture, or a book so evocative that you want to live the story
  16. Monumental sculptures so deliciously curvy that you want to touch and feel them, running your hands and fingertips over the surfaces and curves
  17. Very loud rock music that you feel in your chest and experience as arm hair vibrations, not just hear
  18. Discovering somebody’s secret hobby, interest or passion and realising how very much they know about it and how deeply they care about it
  19. Seeing the love in a baby’s face when it trusts you to hold it and feed it
  20. The deep, indescribable azure blue of the sky on a clear, sunny, cloudless day
  21. Ocean breezes wafting at your face, with the delicate smell of the sea filling your nose
  22. Going fast without crashing or endangering anybody, in complete control
  23. Any outpouring of gratitude or generosity directed toward you, by anybody
  24. Watching a friend get motivated to follow their dream and seeing them take effective action to achieve their goal
  25. Knowing how to do something difficult that most other people cannot do
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About tropicaltheartist

You can find out more about me here: https://michaeltopic.wordpress.com/. There aren’t many people that exist in that conjunction of art, design, science and engineering, but this is where I live. I am an artist, a musician, a designer, a creator, a scientist, a technologist, an innovator and an engineer and I have a genuine, deep passion for each field. Most importantly, I am able to see the connections and similarities between each field of intellectual endeavour and apply the lessons I learn in one discipline to my other disciplines. To me, they are all part of the same continuum of creativity. I write about what I know, through my blogs, in the hope that something I write will resonate with a reader and help them enjoy their own creative life more fully. I am, in summary, a highly creative individual, but with the ability to get things done efficiently. Not all of these skills are valued by the world at large, but I am who I am and this is me. The opinions stated here are my own and not necessarily the opinion or position of my employer.
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