Friday, April 9, 2021

I is for Inspiration! #atozchallenge

What inspires you? What makes your mind wander, and wonder, and ask things like "what if...?"

Look for some extra inspiration today! Whether for your blog, or your WIP, or just for fun, here are some sites that will give you a fresh dose of inspiration!

Use this Random Art Generator to find a classic painting, and see if it becomes a story in your head!

Try this Random Landscape Generator, and see if you can imagine what happens there!

Start up the Random Music Generator and see if the music inspires you!

Play around with this amazing Random Folklore Motif Generator, and see if you can make up new tales!

Use this site to get Random Geographic Coordinates, and see what that place inspires in you! (Or learn more about it, if it is new to you!)

Inspiration can come from unexpected places. What inspires YOU in this challenge?


2 gators said...

I do feel like I am in that place when I see pics. My inspiration was always my dad.
my post today is I for Ivory billed woodpecker

Pooja Priyamvada said...

It is a beautiful surprise today's post
Here from atoz

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Thanks for the random generators! Love them all! I pick abeautiful painting by artist Tansey, Forward Retreat, horses on water reflect. Then I "stand in a flat area strewn with plants. You can see the ocean to the west. The temperature is a little cool and the sky is overcast", cool! Then I listened Frank Sinatra - Miss Kittin, The Hacker, great! Then the folklore motif told me "Lies about gnats" (I have to check what a gnat is in my English-French translator). And I get lost in Canada, around the Black Lake (Latitude: 60.29168, Longitude: -105.87136, Distortion: 4.07)!
Inspiration can come from everything: a color, a pattern, even a song (I made a quilt based on one of my favorite song, squares displayed to play the music:
Quilting Patchwork & Appliqué

Frewin55 said...

Interesting links, though I don't usually have a problem with finding inspiration - I think my head is too stuffed full and it's dying to get out.
Today's chapter deals with Drugs on Hawaii 2 and the post section asks whether we might be addicted to Information or Data just like addiction to drugs...

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

I got the French translation for Lies about gnats, but still don't understand it. "Mensonges sur les moucherons"? really?
can someone explain to me what this means, please?
Thanks ;)

Susan Sanderson said...

Random things can inspire me, but this year I am trying to be more focussed.

Adelaide Dupont said...

Springhole does the Generators so well.

I like to use the jewellery and clothing style ones when I can.

Yes we can be addicted to information.

There is a guy called Stuart McLaren and he is really awesome at drawing comics. That's from whom I drew some artistic inspiration [and some psychological inspiration].

McLaren makes a point about being socially dislocated and finding ways to adapt. This is one purpose of an information/data addiction. And feeling like is purposeless/that you're powerless.

Sarah Frisch made me think harder about sporting inspiration especially the colour journalistic variety.
And Susan Sanderson - this sporting inspiration always used to say FOCUS to his varsity basketball team.

Frederique: I think they picked that translation for looks and matches.

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

@Adelaide: Thank you ;))
Do you have a link to your blog (looks like you are not on Geopolitically Incorrect anymore)?

Jayashree (pagesfromjayashree) said...

Mostly it's people.... not those big achievers but every day people who fight back against what life throws in their way and keep going

Srivalli Rekha said...

I use plot generators to read those absurd ideas the online apps come up with for stories. Will check these out. Thank you for sharing. :)

Molly's Canopy said...

From Endwell: My Early Teen Years — I is for IBM Country Club and the great divide.

Crackerberries said...

Happy Saturday folks, are you ready for a day off? Hope you get to hop around to lots of other blogs and visit. I’m going to try really hard to
ignore negativity
Have a great day and visit me if you get a chance.

Sunita Biddu said...

What an unusual set of generators! This post is useful for every blogger when we are stuck in making the post cool and unique.


I wrote about "Idea Bank" from letter I. The solution to every blogger who struggles with motivation and blog ideas.

I for Idea Bank - My Best Blogging Tips   

kaykuala said...

I is for Interstellar Travels


nashvillecats2 said...

Inspiration is a wonderful thing, especially if one can achieve something.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Pradeep Nair said...

This is really cool. Very helpful for those of us who are stuck for ideas.
I am showcasing my current place of residence Bengaluru during this month.

Anne M Bray said...

What a coincidence.
My Art post is about an inspiring place:

Then, the I Shoe:

My random things:
Art - monet Waterlillies (niiiiiiice)
Landscape - "You stand in a hilly terrain smattered with strange-looking plants. You can see a huge river not too far away. The temperature is hot and the sky is overcast."
Music - Auld Lang Syne - Frank C. Stanley (WHAT?)
Folklore - "God in animal form" (that would be Mr Lou, my cat)
Geographic - Iceland!

Jemima Pett said...

What a great Idea!

Must bookmark this lot :)

Jemima Pett

Gonz said...

Finally something that is not a stretch. I get inspiration from MtG and my theme is exactly getting inspiration from the cards of that game to turn them into D&D magic items. Today, for example, we have the Immortal Sun.

Trudy said...

With those random generators, the possibilities abound!

Today's post: Movies reflect human needs: Integrity

Trudy @ Reel Focus

Cathy Kennedy said...

Howdy, A2Zers!

I'm still MIA in Blogosphere but I have today's alphabet post live on my site. Please hop over when you get a chance to check out my newest Looney Tunes Art Sketch on Curious as a Cathy!

Gail M Baugniet - Author said...

My inspiration for this challenge is meeting new bloggers, revisiting folks I've met in past years, and learning, always learning, from the wisdom of others. What inspires me daily I also find in blog posts: colorful flowers and interesting landscapes; many styles of music; and the positive outlook on life that is showcased by the AtoZChallenge participants.

Weekends in Maine said...

My post today is about inspiration too! I've crafted a jar to keep my post-covid wish list in. It's filled with all the things that I'm looking forward to and that inspire me. Weekends In Maine

Unknown said...

I went to the beach today -

Lady In Read said...

Love this post and all the random generators!!
My post is all about inspiration too.. a list of ideas (with some random generators thrown in just like this post!)
51 Great Poetry Ideas to Inspire and to Ignite Imaginations

Ronel Janse van Vuuren said...

Great resources! I love doing this challenge as it opens my world to new folklore as I research it for my posts :-)

Ronel visiting for the A-Z Challenge with an A-Z of Faerie: Different Imps in Folklore

Pr@Gun said...

Nature and elements inspire me a lot, to live, to write, and to keep going.
I loved the random generator.

My, I post for AtoZ -

Penelope Potty Snooper said...

This is a great idea!

Chapters From My Life said...

I tried random coordinate generator and everytime landed in atlantic ocean. LOL.