Where do you get your ideas? That's a question that comes to me often. There are no hard and fast answers for that one. Recently I was explaining the creative process to my niece who was designing and building a shoe as part of a design mentorship program, I am part of. I told her to listen to her shoe and hear what it tells her to create. I asked her what was her shoe asking for when she looked at it for a long minute. She answered "it needed more feathers in the back". "There you go!" I said. "Your shoe told you what it needed! Listen to your creation and it will guide you."