So inspiring and down right lovely….

some musings on my dream day

some musings on my dream day

Inspired, once again, into action by Shimelle’s class My Freedom I shall list some of the spaces online that I find inspiration….

  1. Shimelle– She inspires me ALL over the place- in person and online. She is just wow. She inspires me with her teaching, her life, her passion, her art, her photography… just wow. This woman exudes inspiration and makes sure to take you along with her.
  2. Jen Gray– Officially the first blog I ever read regularly. Jen is amazing and she has a wonderful name as well 🙂 She offers beautiful images and words that always help me in some way…. very often reaching deep into my heart and saying- “yes, it is alright- other people feel this way too- come on we can walk through it together, okay…”
  3. My Topography– Beautiful image filled writing that pulls at my heart and takes me into a magical world that I am surprised to discover is right in front of me. An amazing writer- I am hoping that she does write a book so that I can become lost in her amazing words for long, languorous stretches of time.
  4. Boho Girl– This woman amazes me with her strength,her honesty, beautiful photography, artistic vision and fierce love of life. Her words elevate me and challenge me to be more present in each breath and moment.
  5. Black Apple– Ms. Emily at Black Apple seems to inspire me in most everything that she does. Her artwork is inspiring to look at and live with. The ways she has become successful doing something that she so clearly loves. The fact that she shares her imaginings with the world. So lovely and wonderful to be around. She is a person you want to have over for tea and cake. Lovely.

I could go on and on, but for now I shall stop here. I think that this is a topic that I will end up revisiting…….

Inspiration and then some…

Design for Mankind Magazine

When Erin at Design for Mankind started talking about her magazine I knew that it would indeed be wonderful, but this has just blown me away. It is gorgeous, thoughtful and so inspiring. Thank you Erin for amazing me once again. If you haven’t yet basked in the loveliness of this magazine’s debut you can find it here for free download or you can purchase a hard copy to carry with your everywhere here for a mere 8.95.



Trying this week to get the thoughts in my head all into one place- so, of course, I needed a new notebook to do this. Tis part of the process- truly. So I have been thinking about all of the things that I enjoy and want to be involved in. The list is quite long really. I borrowed Jon’s idea and decided to make this my book of awesome.

I am really trying to avoid the traditional when thinking about work that I want to do. The traditional certainly has its lure, but I am in the position to try something different…. but what? Now, that I have the time to dedicate to all the things I have been saying that I want to have time for I feel very scatterbrained and unsure.

So this week I have been creating- yes- and being gentle with myself. Because a change this big doesn’t happen all at once and I have so far spent the better part of my life being convinced that one needs a traditional job in order to be – safe, secure, successful, blah, blah, blah- a lot of b.s. really when I look at it in print.

So I am trying- and that is all anyone can do.