|Has your creative muse been napping? If everything seems solemn right now, the best way to get your creative juices flowing is to shake things up a bit.
Acquire a small, empty notebook and a pen, then place a mint teabag between the pages of the notebook, like a bookmark. Now take the notebook and go out and do something that is completely out of character for you. Visit a local place where you've never been or try some ethnic food you've never tasted. Step outside your comfort zone. Jot down any random thoughts in the notebook.
When you return home, take out the notebook and brew that mint tea. Before you take your first sip, trace the shape of an eye in the air over the cup of tea. See what inspiration comes to you, and flesh out any notes that you made while you were out. Your muse is wide awake.