blog it forward' where groups of bloggers told what inspires them and let them by turn introduce their readers to at least two other bloggers, the one before and after them in the 'chain'. what a fun idea!
dreamy photography ... i could be cliche and list the historical greats: lange, arbus, adams, and so on but i wanted to make this about people living the dream right now. these three ladies inspire me in ways that i still yearn about. all have different and unique styles that pull me in. they use different cameras, different techniques, and have different philosophies but the unifying factor is that they are women who live their art. if you don't know them. check them out.
other inspirations....the shell pink morning - just before the sun comes up over the horizon. the scent of a child's head when they come to snuggle just under your chin. the delicate green of a fern frond just as it's about to unfurl. the blue of a bluebird feather. lacy bare branches against a cobalt blue, cloudless sky. the dove gray clouds of a misty morning. the brilliant, bold and tropical colors of an evening sky and the purple just after the sun sinks below the horizon. a shooting star. a dandelion before the wish. hunting for four-leaf clovers in a verdant field that is cool beneath my barefeet. the hum of bumblebees drifting lazily from honeysuckle flower to honeysuckle flower. a child's laughter and a mother's hug. the dappling light as it drifts through a shady tree.
colors - light - feelings. i want to splash them across the canvas as i run, skip and languish in the paint - soaking deep into the pores of my skin. people that live the dream and dreamers that still yearn. keep on inspiring me and thank you.
people that surround me on the blog it forward list. new friends like rose at r's adventure and friends i've had for a while like erin at reading my tea leaves.
there is a world of inspirations out there - i can't wait to see more.