Getting Inspiration: Different people work differently. Ever heard the term "great minds think alike"? Yeah well, that's not always true.
Some artists need empty, clean rooms to draw in, where everything is neat and put away and all that junk, and other artists need loads of inspirational things around them. My room used to get way out of control, it was gross, but when I was in there, I almost never ran out of inspiration(Sadly, I share a room now, it's very clean, and I can't think very well in there)
Other artists will paint the walls of a room a certain color that somehow inspires them, and some artists just close their eyes and let loose.
If you really can't find inspiration, read a book. TV doesn't inspire people because on television everything is already finished and fine lined and everything, so it doesn't leave very much to the imagination, but books really make you think. Music can be extremely helpful too, if you actually LISTEN to the words, and read