Drop what you are doing and read this incredible blog post by Austin Kleon.
This link was just sent to me by a friend and it is the most succinct, dead-on-target thing I've ever read about making art. Go to http://uajourn.pbworks.com/f/How+To+Steal+Like+An+Artist+(And+9+Other+Things+Nobody+Told+Me)+-+Austin+Kleon.pdf
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This article - blew me away - I've never read anything about art that captures the essence of creating like this one. It's The Artist's Way captured in one concise pearl.
. 'Nuf said - just read it.