I have a really hard time getting inspired to do much of anything during July and August, even things I enjoy doing like scrapbooking. If the temp is pushing 90+ sometimes the very best option is a big pitcher of lemonade with a few stems of crushed mint, a stack of videos, and the AC cranked up as high as possible. But there are only so many weekends that you can idle away like that without feeling like a total slug. Plus if you're not out there making memories you don't have anything to scrapbook.
When I'm badly in need of inspiration, some reason to leave the house and venture out onto those steamy streets, I read the Surreal Muse's list of suggested artist dates. The Muse's list always reminds me of something interesting that I've been meaning to do.
Another to-do list that never fails to get me moving is Keri Smith's "How To Be A Guerilla Artist." As Keri describes it "Guerilla art is a fun and insidious way of sharing your vision with the world. It is a method of art making which entails leaving anonymous art pieces in public places. It can be done for a variety of reasons, to make a statement, to share your ideas, to send out good karma, or just for fun. My current fascination with it stems from a belief in the importance of making art without attachment to the outcome. To do something that has nothing to do with making money, or listening to the ego."