Author John Updike once said that “Most of our lives are basically mundane. It’s up to the writer to make them interesting. ” While I agree with him, I would amend the thought to say that ” It’s up to all creatives to make them [ our lives ] interesting. ” For the creative individual – magic, beauty and inspiration can be found anywhere and everywhere, sometimes in the most unlikeliest of places. It is indeed our artistic duty to share what we have found with the world. It doesn’t matter whether the world accepts it or likes it, what matters is that we, as creatives, have taken the steps to create it and release it to the gaze of our fellow human beings.