True artists can inspire you with the oddest things, such as a kid's TV show.
Everyone who helps produce the Backyardigans must love their job, and it shows. Each show has a musical and dance "theme" and each song helps tell the story of the episode, which in turn is often a take on a well known story such as Zorro. So, you might end up with a hippo singing a song that sounds like "Be my Baby" and talks about escaping from a dungeon. And the animated dances? Dance moves performed by real dancers to aid the animators. This blows my mind.
If they can make an episode where aliens use pancakes to power their ships, I can write about anything.
If my roommate can make a quilt that looks like the embodiment of halloween, I can finish that 30k novella.
If people can sneak out at night and crochet over parking meters, I can submit my work to publishers - and get published.
What inspires you?