I've been thinking a lot about inspiration--how you find it, how you keep it, why it's important...and I've discovered that the most inspiring thing to me isn't the rows of books and magazines at Barnes and Noble. Or the music playing in the background as I write...or even the art that people post to their blogs.
The most inspiring things aren't things at all. They are the people behind the things. And what I really like is the chance to pick those brains and be inspired by other people's experiences and beliefs.
So, I decided to start a new blog series called "Inspiring Interviews." I know interviewing people isn't exactly a new concept, but I really want to find inspiring people in all different fields. So far, I've lined up novelists, artists, designers, natural health gurus, photographers, inspiring women of faith... all kinds of inspiring stories... and I cannot wait to share them with you.
The idea is that every Friday (I think I'm going to do Fridays...kicked around the idea of Monday...) I will post a new Inspiring Interview with a woman in one of these fields. We'll get to know--and be inspired by--their artistic processes, their eye for design, their life stories, their bravery, their overcoming the odds, their simple approach to self nourishment...
And I believe that inspiration will hang around.
I love to learn about people. I love to uncover their stories. Some of the people will be people you recognize. Others will be quietly living a life no one knows about. All will inspire in one way or another. I hope you'll come back to read the first installment tomorrow. Maybe you'll learn a little something new!
I did another painting awhile ago but didn't get a chance to photograph it. When I realized I hadn't snapped a picture, I used my cell phone to get one quick just so I can remember what she looks like.
I cut the little bird out of cardstock and then used a Pop Dot underneath to make her stand out. I think that even though it's a terrible photo thanks to my cell phone, she is a happy little angel and I guess that's why I like her.
Because we all need a little happy in our lives.
Especially this guy.
Awww, poor guy. I can assure you I wasn't really laughing at him. I was taking my pictures and all the while saying, "Aw, buddy, what's wrong?"
Somehow my splendid show of sympathy didn't register with Sam.
Come back tomorrow for the first Inspiring Interview!
I can't wait! :)