Musings from my Muse: An Ode to Stevie Nicks

Mar 1, 2019 | Design & Inspiration | 2 comments

Happy Friday everyone! In gearing up for the weekend, I thought I’d share a little bit about my inspiration. Sometimes, I get into these creative slumps where it’s almost like my fuel is all used up, so I have to recharge in some way. Being in nature is the best medicine, especially now that I live in an adult-sized treehouse (literally) with the occasional marmoset monkey in my backyard! 

But sometimes, I have to power through because of deadlines – as much as I’d love to take all the time in the world waiting for inspiration, I have multiple projects and a wait list so I have to keep things moving. Picasso once said:

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working

So when I need some inspiration, but don’t have the luxury of hours of nature walks, I turn to my ethereal, magical, spellbinding muse: Stevie Nicks.

It’s no secret that I’m a little bit obsessed with the 1970’s. I always joke that I was born in the wrong decade, and if I had a time machine I’d go back to to 1976 to see Fleetwood Mac perform Rhiannon live in Burbank, CA because that’s my absolute favorite song of all time, ever – chills every time!

To be honest, I kicked off Jan 1, 2019 dancing in the rain to that very song…followed by about and hour of non-stop other Stevie songs beneath rain, lightning and thunder of a tropical storm. So yes, I’m a bit of a fan!

So today, I’m feeling extra inspired by the queen of rock (and my all-time favorite muse) and wanted to share some of my favorite Stevie lyrics. I’m more than a little bit in love with not just her music, but her style, originality and air of mystery – it’s that touch of magic that I can’t resist! I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to specifically to all her 70’s and 80’s glory.

My playlist usually goes something like this:

  1. Rhiannon (Live) – 1976
  2. Edge of Seventeen
  3. Dreams (Live) – 1977
  4. Gypsy
  5. Landslide
  6. Seven Wonders (American Horror Story) – BTW her appearance on AHS was AMAZING
  7. Wild Heart
  8. Proceed to shuffle through lesser-known tracks until I reach a state of bliss

If you have the same groovy 70’s taste in music as I do or just want to get to know this music a little better, you can follow my Stevie-inspired playlist on Spotify.

And just to leave you with a final bit of magic, here’s one of my favorite quotes from Stevie herself about fearlessness. As a fellow introvert who’s terrified of performing, I absolutely love this.

I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don’t handle fear very well; I’m not a good terrified person. If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?

Who is your creative muse? How do you get inspired when you’re in a creative slump? I’d love to hear in the comments!

2 Comments

  1. Yes! I love Fleetwood Mac! Stevie has always been a big inspiration of mine too. She’s always been ahead of her time…

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    • Agreed Kat! She was such a trailblazer 🙂

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