One great inspiration in my life is Tommy Emmanuel, Certified Guitar Player. He’s an amazing performer and listening to his music always gets my creative juices flowing.
Here’s is a sketch of him:
“Audiences are very similar all over the world and it comes back to one thing and that is: everybody wants to see and feel something real, and what I do is very real. It’s not shrouded in mystery or aloof. It’s open and completely vulnerable and exposed.”
One of my heroes, Samuel L. Jackson:
“The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of the evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and goodwill, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper, and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee!”
– Jules (Jackson’s character in Pulp Fiction)
Here is a caricature of one of my idols, Bruce Lee.
His philosophy was incredible. Here’s some of what he had to say:
Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.