Creatives need refueling. I found after watching the video Chihuly, River of Glass that I went into a heightened state of observation. Everything around me was sharper, more intense and informing my work. Parts of the film brought tears to my eyes, and other parts had me cheering out loud. You have got to make a date to see it!!!
What I love about painting or literature is being able to create or view another world. The painting or book becomes a portal to a fantasy place of escape. Dale Chihuly's glass brings that world here and that would be the first reason to check it out.
But then there's the collaboration on the project itself. The film somehow bottles the enthusiasm, passion and creative high of the artists for you to drink in. Chihuly as conductor, has them pushing the limits of their medium like never before and making history in the process. He also gets "some of the most extraordinary masters in the history of glass, not just the 20th century" working on the making these glass chandeliers that will hang outside over the canals of Venice.
You can get a peek of the film on his website, and many other stimulating projects. There are plenty of interviews, collaborations, and exhibitions for you to use to inform your art. If you're not an artist, watch of course for the joy of it, and to refresh your creativity and problem solving skills.