Good morning! I can’t believe I’ve already been doing this series for 6 weeks. Time sure flies when you’re having fun.
JHill Design’s new Animal Alphabet Prints make me smile. Each one manages to be both simple and complicated. I think it’s fantastic that you can look at these prints from a distance and successfully guess the animal, but upon closer inspection you discover the subtle intricacies and details of the patterns. I was fortunate enough to see these lovelies in person on Saturday at the SoWa Open Market in Boston. When you head over to JHill Design, check out the Champagne and Bordeaux prints (my favorites) from the Places I Have Never Been collection.
The colors in Jess’s photo are deep, and somehow seem confident. The golden glow juxtaposed against a darkening sky makes me think of cool breezes and bonfires on the beach. *sigh* What a realaxing thought. I learned from Jess’s blog, that eventide is “the period of time between afternoon and evening; dusk.” It also happens to be her favorite time of day. It’s a transitional time of day.
These crayons are so adorable! The color selection, description, and product photos are wonderful. I just can’t get over how cute they are. I want to break out a coloring book or some scrap paper, which is why I’m including them in this post. Anything that makes me want to color is definitely inspirational!
I think this is a beautiful duet* by Joshua Radin & Ingrid Michaelson (I’ve already told you how much I love Ingrid!). I get hooked on a song based on the melody, not the words. But then I listen to it over and over and over, and usually pick up a favorite lyric. I like that this song is about waking up from a dream and realizing it wasn’t real.
This is the way I need to wake, I wake to you
You never left me, all that I dreamt had been untrue
Dreams are curious, don’t you think? Sometimes they highlight our fears and concerns (like in this song), but they can also paint a clear picture of our hopes or desires. I sometimes dream about design ideas, which is exciting. In fact, I’m working on a design that came to me in my sleep. Do you remember your dreams?
*This video is missing the beginning of the song, but you can listen to the full track here.
As always, I’d love your feedback on this post and series. Also, feel free to share what you’ve found inspiring this week. I’ll be back with more thoughts next Thursday. Thanks for stopping by!