Hey everyone. Today, I want to share with you some amazing resources that I have come across to keep your creative gears well oiled and turning. First I want to give you something I just found, the invocation of the muse. This is from Homers The Odyssey. Translated (apparently) by T.E. Lawrence….thats Lawrence of Arabia, btw.

O Divine Poesy
Goddess-daughter of Zeus,
Sustain for me
This song of the various-minded man,
Who after he had plundered
The innermost citadel of hallowed Troy
Was made to stray grievously
About the coasts of men,
The sport of their customs good or bad,
While his heart
Through all the seafaring
Ached in an agony to redeem himself
And bring his company safe home.

Vain hope – for them!
For his fellows he strove in vain,
Their own witlessness cast them away;
The fools,
To destroy for meat
The oxen of the most exalted sun!
Wherefore the sun-god blotted out
The day of their return.

Make the tale live for us
In all its many bearings,
O Muse.

This prayer is mentioned in a book that I am currently reading, and I find it so compelling, that it inspired this article. This book is such a worthwhile read, Im going to make this available to you. There are 2 other books that have been recommended to me, but I havent checked them out yet.



Finally, the book was recommended to me by an amazing podcast I always listen to. This podcast is put together by industry professionals from all parts of the world, speaking about every facet of this genre of art we love. VFX, concept, sound FX, music composition, illustration….these talks are pretty candid, so even the noob can enjoy them. No real technical talk here, just practical chit chat for creative people. I heavily suggest you take a listen.

With that, I will leave you. I hope you find the inspiration you are looking for.

Please feel free to comment anything that you have found that gives your Muse that kickstart to get you going. See you next time.