Inspired Through Fiction

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I was drawing and listening to the Les Mis soundtrack when I thought I’d create a fun custom type treatment.

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.

Les Mis – no matter what form – has always inspired me. I downloaded the book onto my Kindle over Christmas and plan to read through it all. I saw the musical in London back in 2007 and it’s probably one of the few fictional story lines to affect me in such a deep way.

For most of my adult life, I’ve scoffed at watching movies. I blame the fact that my attention span has grown shorter (ahem, Twitter). But lately I’ve allowed myself  to become inspired by fictional stories. To become engulfed, really. Books, movies and shows. Adam and I watched the first 2.5 seasons of The Walking Dead over a really short amount of time. The combination of fear, suspense and intrigue was so stimulating.

I’ve now realize that I shouldn’t (and can’t) be cramming information into my brain 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I need to shut off that part of my mind in order for new ideas to organically grow. That’s what art is for. Whether it’s a Rothko, a musical or a show about zombies – I plan to let my imagination run free more often in 2013.

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