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Where Does Your Inspiration Come From?

Where does your inspiration come from? Chuck Redux thinks this photo of Chuck Jones sitting in the high desert outside of Los Angeles in 1961 on the folded-down convertible top of his Ford Consul painting is inspirational. There's beauty all around us everyday, whether it is the wet pavement on 35th Street in New York City or the dry, parched desert of southern California, and all that's needed is for one of us to stop for just a moment (put down that digital device now!) and look for it. See, it's right there.

Please share with us where you find inspiration to be creative in the comments section!

Chuck Ford Consul 1961
Photograph of Chuck Jones courtesy the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.

“Fast & Furry-ous”: Image of the Day

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Original model drawing by Chuck Jones, graphite on paper, (see below complete model sheet, upper left corner) of the Road Runner for the first Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoon, "Fast  & Furry-ous" directed by Jones.  It beep-beeped into theaters on September 16, 1949.  

Rebecca Solnit writes in her essay, "From the Faraway to Some Nearby ACME" which appeared in Art Issues, December 1999: "The Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote is the apotheosis of the cartoon, paring down its myriad possible ingredients to a simple recipe: space, delicious mostly for its blankness and invitation to move, desire eternally unfulfilled, hope that springs eternal anyway, unshakeably one-dimensional personalities, infinitely abusable bodies, and a whole lot of action."