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Friday Feedbag

January 12, 2018 — Leave a comment

I am sitting here this week suffering from the inevitable Summer sniffles and bundled up in a blanket even though it is 33 degrees C outside. I am so annoyed that I made it through my Christmas break without getting sick like I normally do on holidays, and then the first week back at work I get sucker punched. Ugh.

Here’s some of what grabbed my attention this fortnight as I fed my creativity, perhaps some of them will inspire you too as we head into the weekend.

Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.

– Victor Pinchuk

 

How beautiful are these fairy sculptures? I’d love one in my garden!

 

Struggling to get to sleep? Watch this for a while.

Everyone needs to hear these seven things.

Start your weekend off with a smile – I loved the field mouse!

This song relaxes me, I love listening to these guys when I paint.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if these were available at the office?

Happiest puppy!

 

“Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an an enormous reward. You will have created something.” – Kurt Vonnegut

 

And last but not least .. who would not want a giant purple squid to keep them inspired?

 

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Friday Feedbag

December 22, 2017 — Leave a comment

The creative life is all about feeding one’s imagination with a wide variety of inputs – gathering inspiration, provoking thought, tickling one’s fancy – and then making connections between all these disparate little bites. Here’s a selection of links and bits and pieces that grabbed my attention this week, perhaps some of them will inspire you too.

This song feels like a hug…

 

“My mother had two messages for me in my growing up years: to be a lady — don’t be distracted by emotions like anger, envy, resentment, these things just sap energy and waste time — and the other was to be independent.”

— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

 

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