Inspiration vs Motivaton

Some of my daily graphite drawings

I’ve been mulling over the difference, if there is any. As I understand it, inspiration is the stimulus/idea whereas motivation is the action. I can be inspired to draw but lack the motivation to follow through. Or I can be motivated to draw but lack the inspiration to direct me.

All this reminds me of this video where John Cleese talks about creativity and productivity. It’s worth the 30 minutes to watch it.

So what has inspired me lately? Judging by my sketchbook entries… friends, family and nature. What’s motivated me lately? My patrons! I’ve promised them a sketch a day, among other things.

So what motivates and inspires you?


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