Let's play along! :)
I find myself inspired mostly by faces, paterns and color combinations. I have caught myself numerous times studying shadows on my hubby's face. Like when we're having a conversation and his face is lit from the side I think to myself how I would paint those shadows. Don't worry! He's used to me not paying attention to him. :)
Other artists are a great inspiration to me as well. I don't have a style or a technique that I prefer. It's all around feel of the piece I'm looking at. Oh, and watching artists create is my favorite thing. It's the energy I feed off of.
Also challenges inspire me. You'll agree with me on this one. When you've been painting for a while you tend to gravitate to certain objects, colors and so on. And whenever I'm challenged to do something different I get all giddy from excitement. I research the hell out of it until I find something I like then I try to make it my own.before. :)