I think it’s so important to be actively curious, courageously curious.
Inspiration or wish for creating something usually doesn’t appear just by itself; we have to pay attention to the outer world and actually want to find something inspiring. Otherwise, it is a “come here everybody and entertain me” thing – which doesn’t work. 🙂
It’s a question of switching off that constant mind chatter and leaving the feeling of self-importance behind the door.
That’s why I started to read books that are based on lives and thoughts of other artists. At times they inspire, at times – warn of making a similar mistake. But a greater perspective always is there…