It takes a village...
No, really, it does.
No one creates in a vacuum. I don't see how any one could. I am no exception. I am, however, exceptionally blessed. Blessed to be part of a network of creatives, of others of like-mind. I don't know that we think of ourselves as a network, really, though all of us seem to be recognizing the value of this aspect of our relationships more of late. No, we think of ourselves as friends, of family by choice, if not by blood.
This is my village and everyone in it inspires me more than I can adequately express. These are the people who help me nurture and raise my creative children—my books, my art, my visions. They even babysit them when things get overwhelming.
You really should visit them when you have the chance.