I have really been enjoying the calm that November has brought to my life. Now that the marching band/football season is over, I’m taking time to catch my breath and regroup before the holiday craziness begins. It feels good to be eating suppers with my family again, baking cookies that disappear as soon as they come out of the oven, and cozying up my home for the cooler temperatures. I’m also spending some time wandering around the Webosphere, seeking out inspiration to ignite my burned-out creative fire or boost my flagging gratitude. Below are some of my favorite discoveries. Maybe you’ll discover a bit of something that lights your fire, too.
- Ashley Woodson Bailey. A fellow flower lover who creates photographs with her iPhone that are reminiscent of the Dutch masters.
- Travel Destinations. Yes, please!
- Vocabulary Expansion. My favorites: Waldeinsamkeit, Komorebi, and Goya.
- A Fun (and short!) History Lesson. I think an occasional duvet day would be delicious…
- A Timely Reminder. I’ll be focusing on 1, 5, 6.
- Vivian Maier here and here. It’s quite a story of an unknown but gifted film photographer who took pictures for the simple pleasure of it and captured history in the process.
- Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Kate Davis, Guy Mintus, and Gabe Schnider. Wow. Just wow. (If the video annoys you, just listen to the music.)
Anything inspiring you on the Web these days? I’d love to hear about it.
7 thoughts on “Inspiration: November”
And it’s soooo lovely having you back again, Stephany. Just wish I could have one of those cookies! Talking about inspiration – I’m over the moon and full of dreams at the moment as my very first book of poetry has just been published! As you’ve always been so very kind about my stuff in the past I’d love you to have a look at it – and for nothing too, as on the 27th November, 2014 copies are going free. Afterall, as Dingo says, one can’t get it cheaper than that, can you! I’m just hoping that thousands and thousands of people will rush to get hold of a copy! (Yeah right!) If you’re interested, Stephy, the address is http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vignettes-Childhood-Michael-Thurstan-Bassett/dp/0994114109/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411629780&sr=1-1&keywords=Vignettes+of+childhoods:
My kindest regards, Mike
Good morning, Mike. Congratulations on publishing your poetry! I will certainly head over to Amazon and check it out. I’m sure I’ll enjoy reading the poems curled up with a warm blanket and cup of tea during the cold months ahead. Snow is already on the way here so I’ll be needing a distraction or two to guard against cabin fever.
Have a wonderful week!
thanks for the links to Vivien Maier!!
So sorry Stephany – the above was meant to be a private note to you not a public one.
My sincere apologies – please put it down to old age! Mike or blame Dingo!
Not a problem at all – no need to blame you or Dingo. 🙂
Nice thoughts, beautiful picture…lovely post.