From my studio I can see the bright pink stems of a powerful rhubarb plant. I can stand at my studio door and look at it catching rain drops. I have taken photos of it. But, there is nothing better than going outside and being with it, hearing what it hears, seeing what it sees and seeing the world from the vantage point of being rhubarb.
I expect you think I have gone a bit barmy when you read that! But I totally believe that art making is a full on sensory experience.
Are you guilty of grazing the world with your phone, stacking up photos that you are going to make artwork from once you get home?
Do you then get back home and life gets in the way? You've not got a creative space and the ideas get shelved?