How big of a role does inspiration play in what we do? Or is it only something people consider secondary, an extra fabric piece floating in a possible world, where all art and literature and other modes of creation exist based just on effort?
There are those times we all go through, where you find it difficult to come up with what to paint or draw (this is the example I came up with, since this is the Artistic Appetite page after all ;) )...and you begin to hesitate, because you start wondering whether or not you should actually make the painting or drawing if it's going to be based on forced effort.
Making a forced effort to do something isn't going to lead to a creation you would be very proud of...or is it?
What do you think? Do you think every art piece you see in a museum was crafted out of the efforts generated solely from the working hands and arms of the artists/sculptors? or were the pieces washed down effortlessly with the intangible spirit unique to every single one of those creators? ...Or even, are inspiration and motivation all we need?