Tom Robbins is a constant source of inspiration for me. His novels are ingenious; the subject matter otherworldly, and the imagery fascinating. I recommend that anyone in a state of ennui read Tom Robbins. This may sound over the top, but there is hardly a day goes by that I’m not reminded of his work in some way. His critical essays are also very well written and he offers some very interesting ideas on the definition of art.
I’ve also been drawn to the work of Alessandra Sanguinetti again (esp. On The Sixth Day). There is something mythical and archetypal about this series that is also highly disturbing. It’s one of my favorites.
And as per Jared’s suggestion, I’ve been revisiting some classic childhood books, just kind of perusing the illustrations for inspiration.