I got, what I felt, was a wonderful response to my last post, and I thank everyone that left a comment.
I read each comment and there were many different forms of inspiration, music, materials on hand, memories, nature, etc but for me it came down to one thing, "Visions". It seems that for each person, whatever their "inspiration", it helped them "see" something they wanted to create. It gave them a vision, a path to follow, a starting point to a final creation. So my next question is: What motivates you to get started? What is it that gets you going in the morning, afternoon, whatever time of the day you choose. What is it that gets you to begin to realize your vision?
I am inspired by memories, materials, nature, events, many things, but I do not always act out on those inspirations. So what is it that gets us going on a particular project? Sometimes for me it is about the level of complexity involved. How difficult it is to put this vision together? Other times it is about timing. Can I afford to stop what I am working on to move on to something else? Then there is always materials. Do I have everything I need, and if I don't can I afford the time and cost to run around looking for it?
after (almost done)
I feel, in the end, what motivates me is the desire to "see" my vision come to life. I love working out patterns and designs just to see if it is possible to achieve what in my heart I feel and see.
So, what motivates you to work? What is it that gets you going to begin to realize your vision? Whatever it is I wish you lots of it.