Every creative person instinctively collects things that inspire them. Music, art, quotes, newspaper clippings, photographs, cats, clothes, or kids.
These are mine.
What inspires you? Share them in the comments below!
- The Rosenbergs – Birds of a Feather
- This song makes me incredibly happy to be alive and have friends and be loved and it makes me incredibly appreciative of this song. Honestly when I listen to it I want to kiss someone.
Crazy Things In the News
- Blobfish are going extinct. This is not the inspirational point of the post, just so we’re clear. I am not in favor of things going extinct in general (though I might make a case for spiders. Horrible beasties.) The thing that is inspirational is that there is such a thing in this world as a Blobfish. To be sure, this is the ugliest creature in the known universe and looks like some sort of comic book old man who wants the kids off his damn lawn. I mean, I can’t believe this thing is even real. Blows my mind. What a wonderful world we live in. .
- Peter Callesen does some amazing papercraft.
- Papercraft speaks to the part of my childhood where I daydreamed about playing pretend in the train world of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. I’ve been obsessed with miniature worlds ever since.
- From Peter Callesen’s website:
My paper works have been based around an exploration of the relationship between two and three dimensionality. I find this materialization of a flat piece of paper into a 3D form almost a magic process – or maybe one could call it obvious magic, because the process is obvious and the figures still stick to their origin, without the possibility of escaping. In that sense there is also an aspect of something tragic in most of the cuts. Some of the small paper cuts relate to a universe of fairy tales and romanticism, as for instance Impenetrable Castle inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s
fairy tale The Steadfast Tin Soldier, in which a tin soldier falls in love with a paper ballerina, living in a paper castle. Other paper cuts are small dramas in which small figures are lost within and threatened by the huge powerful nature.
Others again are turning the inside out, or letting the front and the back of the paper meet – dealing with impossibility, illusions, and reflections.