We are nearing the end of yet another month, and it has been my favorite month so far this year. As the month closes I’m reminded of a few things on my blogging radar that I want to work on for the four month remaining of this year. One of them is Spotted Photo Theme, which I explain soon (and will post tomorrow), and a this new feature of monthly link love that I’m gonna call Inspiration en masse. I love how some blogs I read help me find new articles, videos and interesting and inspiring blogs all the time. I to strive to be one of those that links to awesome content for you!
I have linked to others for many many years, but maybe a bit too sporadically. I’ve at times tried to do Weekly Inspiration or Link Love Lists grouped by theme, but fallen by the wayside rather quickly. I think monthly posts will be easier for me, and more fun and concentrated for you guys. You will get a lot of inspiration in just one post. En masse actually means in a group; all together.
You don’t get to pick your family, but you can pick your teachers and you can pick your friends and you can pick the music you listen to and you can pick the books you read and you can pick the movies you see. You are, in fact, a mashup of what you choose to let into your life. You are the sum of your influences. The German writer Goethe said, “We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
It makes me happy that you are choosing to read me, this blog, just to follow along on my journey. Sharing is caring, and all that…
Inspiration en masse
If you’re visiting Sweden check out this list of Best Photo ops in Stockholm
I often feel e-mail anxiety, and procrastinate because I do not know how/why/when to answer a question correctly… I would love if Every Day chould be E-Mail Debt Forgiveness Day. At least it is very comforting to know that others suffer too.
What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades? Does handwriting matter? Not very much, according to many educators that has started to use computers and ipads in the class room. But really, something will be lost on the way…
Checklist I need right now: 15 Things You MUST DO Before Changing WordPress Themes. My change didn’t happen yet, but I still got it on my to-do-list. Aiming for mid September (or sooner) now.
TangledPen’s Zazzle Shop – makes me want to shop, but also, open up my own Zazzle and have pillows with my art journal paintings on them!
I hope you are following Nina and her fab daily fantasy drawings on her tumbler or on instagram? If not, get on it now. They are so cool, and I hope she makes a book out of them!
The Journal Diaries – Gert’s Hobonichi – I follow Gert on instagram since I saw this post, her journaling is mostly writing and so beautiful and inspiring.
If I still had contact with my ex-ex-boyfriend, I would recommend him this book: The Outsiders: The New Outdoor Creativity by J. Bowman – it looks fab
Podcast interview with Maria Popova who talks about Writing, Workflow, and Workarounds. Inspiration galore ladies!
This post by Tigerlily reminds me that I haven’t shared anything with you about my trip to Turkey: Take me to… Istanbul – wanna see my photos?
Spotted Photo Theme Blog Challenge – it’s my challenge for digging through your own photo archive, and sharing photos on a theme. Vehicles was the them for February, but since that didn’t happen I’m doing it next week. If you want to join just post on your own blog and be back here to share your link in my post – schyyy! Don’t tell but it will be about bikes!
The Art of Creativity at Psychology Today is the kind of article that has me fired up, taking notes.
What has you fired up?
I am a feminist, and I don’t get those that are not. Laci Green explains why it’s important in her intense way. Love it! If you can’t see the video visit Laci Green: Why I’m a feminist
For those that just love colors, you must watch this TED-talk with Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn. They create community art by painting entire neighborhoods, and involving those who live there – from the favelas of Rio to the streets of North Philadelphia:
Oh and lastly, some music:
Spotify rocks, and I am not only saying that because it is yet another awesome Swedish invention. It rocks my world, literally. Here is my spotify playlist – follow and let’s shake it babes!
Writing a post with a lot of links takes a bit of time, and I could just go on for ever because I have a lot to share, but I think I’ll just stop now. What do you think? Want another one at the end of September? I hope some of it resonated with you – let me know in the comments or share this list on pinterest or your other social media.