Sunday I wasn't able to sit at my desk for any amount of time. I knew this would happen atsome point. It was inevitable. But, I had a great day and also found myself making connections with my work with various things around me. As well, I found myself being ultra curious about everything I took in. I even learned about something I had no idea existed...
Ants that make honey. In their bodies. Underground. Worker ants leave their underground nest at night to gather nectar and then bring it back to feed it to specialized ants, whose abdomens become engorged with the sweet honey. They in turn provide the honey as food to the whole nest including the little ant larva. Who knew this existed. One important and unexpected fact I found out is that the Native Americans ate them and considered them a sweet treat.
I'm glad I had my notebook to sketch and record such a fun find.
The importance of being curious, and seeking out new experiences, and learning is non-negotiable for creativity. You never know where inspiration will come from, and seeking out opportunities to get outside or beyond the studio, or as in my case away from a desk, shouldn't be ignored.