It's always been a habit of mine to sketch ideas when inspiration forms... I like to capture as much as I can relegating judgement and criticism for later. Ideas are precious and sketching them in pencil on paper quiets my inner fear that someday perhaps there may be no new ideas left.
I have sketch books stacked one on top of the other and I find in moments when inspiration hides from me that they extend the sweet invitation to put them to use. Flipping through the pages in search of an idea worth fabricating propels the wheels of my mind forward and often inspiration follows once again.
Recently as I have had more time to craft the pieces that inspire and move me I found that trying to find the right page in the right book a hinderance. A purchase many months ago found its way into my hands; a beautiful leather bound book originally thought too special to actually use. I was inspired to take my best ideas and paste them in one book that I could keep at my fingertips. Expanding on this idea I added small notes, inspirational photos and mementos. I love it and it has already been put to good use.
Delias Thompson / Friday, February 22, 2013 /
be bold. be true. be brave. be playful. be inspirational. be strong. be hip. be peaceful. be artistic. be smart. be fun. be smart. be amazing. be balanced. be alive. be learned. be political. be active. be vocal. be simple. be healthy. be triumphant. be joyous. be you. be. anything. you.want.to.be.
In the studio...
Skydive.Guitar.Yoga.Take a ride in a sail boat.Plant a garden. Istanbul.Ballroom dancing.Grand Canyon.Pottery.Live overseas. Make Jam. Climb a Pyramid.Scuba.Publish a short story. Inspire someone. Get a standing ovation.Ride down a volcano. Act in a play. DC 4th of July.