Looking for some inspiration, look no further.

Born James Jacques Joseph Tissot in October 1836.  James Tissot had a reputation as a painter of elegantly dressed women in fashionable society and was friends with Edger Degas and Abbot McNeil Whistler.
His paintings are just the thing for writers block, drawing block, working block (or as a friend of mine once put it,blocked writing)

If your looking for a history lesson on James Tissot  http://www.passion4art.com/articles/jamestissot.htm
But enough of that, on to his paintings