Saturday, 11 August 2012


My inspiration board

I loved the following words on the opening pages of 'Never not a lovely Moon - the art of being yourself' by Caroline McHugh:

"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 Goddard said:
'It's not where you
take things from,
it's where you
take them to"

- Jim Jarmusch

I'm currently feasting on:

The Olympics - such inspiring achievements, great dedication and such happy faces.  The power of positivity.

The ceramics of Makoto Kagoshima brought in to my life through the wonders of Pinterest

Eating watermelon and feta salad and feeling fresh!

Bees on a tumble of flowers.  Boys with maggots going for their first fishing trip.  Crocosmia in a vase. Tapas to celebrate our wedding anniversary.  Guatemalan cloud forest coffee and vanilla roibois tea.  The colour purple.  Neat stacks of cards in the studio and rows and rows of tiles ready for firing.  Flip flops. Tom Jones.  Life.

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