I have not been to Elfwood in some time. I've spent the last few years focusing on my writing (you can see my books at the website above) and most of the artwork here is old and from a completely different era in my life. I may revamp to reflect my new interests, although right now it fascinates me as a kind of personal museum. I'm very active on Deviantart as ElementalJess, Facebook, twitter, and so forth, regarding news on my books. See you around the interwebs!
Anywany, here are some Nifty Quotes that inspire me, that might inspire you:
'Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.' -Pablo Picasso'
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.' -Albert Einstein
'The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.' -Alan Alda
'Some men see things as they are and say, why? I dream of things that never were and say, why not?' -George Bernard Shaw
'Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.' -Anon
'Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great.' - Cher
'It is good to be spontaneous, it is good to be thorough, it is good to have something that inspires you.' -Paul McCartney.
'Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.'
Theatre, nature, skiing, amazing Books, wine, long walks on the beach...oh, wait. Wrong profile!
Anything Disney (before they got silly), Lord of the Rings (yes), Deep Space Nine and Next Generation, Inuyasha, Cowboy Bepob, Lodoss War, Chronicles of Narnia, Wolf Rain, Avatar (The Last Airbender),
A Wizard of Earthsea, Lioness Quartet, Firebringer Trilogy (are we sensing I like YA? sheesh..), Chronicles of Narnia, Golden Compass, The Riddle Master Trilogy, A Song for Arbonne...etc. etc etc
Movie soundtracks - big, dramatic, symphony. Loreena McKennitt, Nickel Creek, Evanescence, Vivaldi, Dragonforce, Amadan, Bond, Colplay, Mozart, almost anthing by Hans Zimmer....on and on. www.jessowen.com