One of the wonderful things about art is how it can be informed and inspired by just about any other art form. Great pieces of writing exist about paintings or pieces of music, but you don't have to stop there. No matter what your subject matter is, I believe your story can benefit from being steeped in the experience of another art form. I'm inspired to write on a daily basis by watching good movies, listening to music, or even admiring cleverly composed advertisements. I'd like to share a few very strange, very different bits and pieces of art I've been inspired or charmed by around the web.
First I want to share this fantastic video with you. It's a commercial, true, but I won't spoil for what. It's a remarkable personification of something we often take for granted, but it makes us look at a certain force in our lives in a completely new way. You can sneer at the fact that it's a commercial all you want; I admire things that make me look at the world in a fresh light, no matter what form they come in.