Inspiration – response to Creative prompt

How do you make an artwork based on inspiration? I grumbled to a friend last night.  "It's like trying to make a painting about painting." Inspiration - I think of it as breathing - like respiration is breathing - inspiration is a breathing into, and I see the word spirit in that.  And thinking of …

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“An unusual degree of understanding…

... among people who had just met."  (Paul Simon, summing up the album, Graceland) http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b007b6hv/classic-albums-paul-simon-graceland Paul Simon and many of the musicians speak in this one-hour documentary - about the making of the now-classic album "Graceland", which sold 14 million copies.  An interesting insight into an unusual way of working - collecting music from another culture, halfway …