Picking Your Muse

By Definition, a “Muse” is one of the Nine Sister Goddesses, each residing over a specific domain of theater or art. They were once said to inspire their chose craft and those craftsmen so devoted.

Its also a band, but we really won’t delve to much into that right now.

But even if Calliope, Thalia, Urania and their sisters aren’t your thing or you come up bare when thinking of them, that doesn’t mean that you won’t find inspiration else where. In fact, we’ll help you get over that!

Everybody has their share of ideas – both good and bad. Some more good than others… some more bad than others, but that is entirely to be expected. And when it comes to art, ideas are fuel. They drive our passions forward and our passions drive our ideas.

We all have our Muses. All of us. Each one is different though, for each and everyone of us. What one person sees as absolultly inspiring, another will just look at with half-hearted interest. It can’t be helped – and in fact, its actually a good thing.
And who is to say that I Muse has to be something tangeble, something coporeal? Why not think a little broader – the options really could open up to so much more.

One person may find inspiration in that of a beautiful woman, as what one would typically think of as a Muse. Another may find their creativity unfrul at the sight of her lips. Another may find interest in nature, the leaves or a flowers around them, right out their vary window. Another might even see the window as inspiration itself, opening up new thoughts. Another person may find music inspiring, compelling them to create what they hear, driving them forward with a few lines of music.
Other things, invisible things are even vast wellsprings for inspiration – time, something you can’t visibly see can be inspiring, capturing thoughts of mortality, of adventure and the unknown. Seasons, while not quite time, are very inspiring for some. They conjure up well known and ingraned thoughts of the times, of the weather, of holidays and festivals. I myself find Autumn to be very invigorating.
A simple Fall afternoon with a cool breeze during sundown, just when the light hits the bare trees right. I can’t really think of a more inspiring time for myself. But others may have other seasons, other thoughts and other things that drive them.

And believe it or not, lack of inspiration has actually been inspiration before. Some works of art come about solely from the sheer lack of ideas for something else, an act of desperation in some fashion. A head on the piano isn’t all that uncommon when a muscian can’t think of anything, a blank stare on a photographers face, a brush just resting in cleaner, or even a sheet of stark white paper. People have made their lack of ideas work for them – in esscense, an idea from the lack of ideas. How it works, I’m not entirely sure and I wouldn’t entirely rule out the whole Quantum Mechanics thing – but I never specialized in Theoretical Physics…

If you don’t feel inspired, then maybe you just haven’t found your muse yet. You’ll know it when you see it.

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You can’t always find Sunshine…

Its true… sometimes you can’t always find sunshine in your day. Sadly that can be the case many a cold, dreary wintry day. The sun is hiding behind the clouds. The rain is coming down softly, forming into frozen puddles. And maybe even a little snow is wafting and drifting its way down, collecting into frozen drifts.

But don’t worry, we understand. Because even if you can’t have a little sunshine in your day – you can always have a little Moonshine! So why not check out our latest print, available in both 8×10″ and 13×19″ posters to enjoy on those long winter days – or whenever you feel a little down.

You can find this print – as well as all of our other fun, retro and geeky inspired prints in our Etsy Shop.

Framed Prints Now Available!

The holiday Sale is going on – and we’ve just added another great product, Framed Prints! Perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to mess with getting a frame or maybe you just don’t have a good framing selection at your local craft store – it doesn’t matter, we’ve got you covered!

You can now order any of our 13×19″ posters and get it framed in a beautiful 18×24″ frame, white matting included, and shipped right to your door, ready to hang out of the box! A perfect Christmas Gift idea for any of those into Geekery or Retro Enthusiasts – make sure to stop by the shop and get yours today!

 

Its a Mysterious World…

The Lost World, the land that was buried under time and forgotten to Modern Civilization. Those lost ruins, the forgotten peoples, and all that they were have remained a mystery throughout time.

Those that we may know and are still a part of our cultures, such as Stonehenge and Easter Island to the lost and forgotten, like Shangri La and El Dorado. We’ll see what we can’t discover among the ruins and remains and turn back the clock to a long lost time.

We’ve got our archaeology packs ready and we’re very excited to announce a new line of posters and prints coming out as we head back to earth. We’ll head out to the stars still and see what they may offer, but Earth has mysteries of her own to discover.

So grab a shovel or maybe a pick-ax and get ready to take a trip back in time and see the world that was forgotten!

We’ll be releasing the Lost World Series of Posters, all printed up on high, quality 13×19 glossy paper. Wave one is out now, so be sure to check back to see more as we release them! You can find all the new Lost World Posters as well as all our other great designs in our shop.

New Motivational and Geeky Prints Now Available!

We’ve got another update finished up and listed, and this time there are plenty of prints for everyone!

First up, we’ve got some fun new motivational prints, perfect for getting you started in the morning – and some to help remind you to end the day right!

Go Out on a Limb - 8x10 Print

Love You to the Moon and Back - 8x10 Print
We decided to add something for the non-coffee drinkers out there – which, rumor has it, exist! Perfect for those who don’t think that Coffee is there Cup of Tea.

Coffee is not My Cup of Tea - 8x8 Print

We also have some prints for those who want to let the world know that they are indeed geeks – and proud of it! And why not, it truly is the age of the Geek, so let your allegiance be known!

Nerd and Proud of It - 8x8 Print

All these prints are now available in our online store!

More Retro Sci-fi Goodness!

Oh yes, we’ve been busy around here, getting together another wave of greatness! The wait has been a while, but we now are releasing wave two in the Retro Sci-fi Travel Posters, this time, we’ll be exploring the outer reaches of our beloved Solar System and see what the rest of the planets have to offer! So strap into your Rocket, grab your patented Doctor Lioniser’s Proton Pulse Blaster and get ready for an adventure of a life time!

Explore our two biggest planets – and one of their moons, Jupiter, Saturn and her moon, Titan, see just what is beneath the dense clouds and descend into their murky depths…

After that, go see Neptune, a beautiful world covered in cool, clear water. But it’s real treasures lay beneath the surface, so be sure to grab your scuba gear and get ready for a submarine tour!

Our next two worlds, Uranus and Pluto, the eighth and ninth planets in the solar system – yes, you heard us right. Cold, Chilly and just about freezing, explore their icy peaks and be back to the cabin in time for a nice warm beverage with a friend or two!

Poor Uranus, its just the butt of everyone’s jokes… We couldn’t help but make a special edition of the Uranus Poster, just for a good laugh or two. These special posters will be made available as well, but are limited edition – so get them while they last!

And at the end of the day, why not return home – or perhaps, the home of the future that is. Come see New Earth in all its glory, Humanity’s Shining Beacon guiding you back home to where it all started. So go out there and enjoy your travels and be secure in the knowledge that you can always come home to somewhere familiar – and remember to grab a poster or two while your out there, a memento of your travels!

All of the New Prints are now available in the Etsy Shop, so go ahead and check them out!

Fresh Typography!

We’ve got another big update here at Indelible Ink Workshop, once more we’ll be releasing another wave of Typographical Prints! We’ve got plenty to choose from this time around, plenty that we’re sure you’ll love!

We’ve also got another round on the near horizon – more retro science fiction posters are on the way! Something tells us that we’ll be exploring the outer parts of the solar system soon and see what else is out there…

But till we get out past the asteroid belt and see what the deeper realms of outer space have in store for us, we’ve got a large number of motivation and inspirational typography coming out this week – so be sure to stop by the Etsy Shop and check out all the new releases!