Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.” ~ Jim Jarmusch
My friend Lisa visited for two days last week and we talked non-stop, hiked in the dreary weather but had fun anyway, and she was kind enough to help me with some design projects. It is so fun to have girlfriends who energize and inspire me to do the things I tend to put off until someday ~ jeez it’s hard to prioritize everything I think I want to do and it’s great to have some help.
She has been my biggest cheerleader to get back to work on creating my new website ( my old one crashed and I have to learn a new platform) I think I’ll be happy with a WordPress site but would love to hear from any of you who are happy with other options.
After she left on Friday, I’ve spent most of my time with my eyes glued to the computer screen searching and surfing for things that ‘fuel my imagination’, ideas I will incorporate in my own way with the help of a web designer. BTW, if you know any good web/graphic designers send them my way. I’m trying to find someone locally but could work long distance if I find the right fit.
Having done hours of cyber surfing, I’m so inspired and found some random fun things to share. I never share recipes because cooking drives me crazy and I’m not much of a foodie, but I still want this fancy toast press (designed by Minale Maeda Studio) to make gourmet grilled cheese, but I may have to settle for this toaster since I can’t find a proper link for the Table Manners toast press. The patch on the jeans is a custom fabric print by Amy Butler. Her pallet makes me so happy. (I have more inspiring photos from others I want to share but being an anal virgo designer, these were the only two photos that went with this weeks pallet 🙂 )
The last random link I hope you will check out is a movie we watched on Netflix over the weekend. I’m wishing somebody in my cyber circles would have a blog about great Netflix finds, there are so many cool movies in the instant queue but it takes some digging around. Do you have some favorite Netflix finds? I’m rambling, back to the movie recommendation. I loved Queen to Play. It’s a foreign film about chess. Kevin Kline is wonderful and the filmmakers made playing chess surprisingly sexy and inspiring. After watching the film, I’m so inspired to pursue the things I love more fully.
Have a Beauty ✻ Filled Week