My friend Arnold just posted a series of three drawings.
Each of them a face.
This is one.
see the rest here.
Inspiration is everywhere, weaving its way around the world. Floating in the ether.
For anyone and everyone to reach out and catch.
And it’s interesting to see where similar sources of inspiration eventually re-appears, and on what.
How inspirations can begin in a similar place and go on such different journeys.
Through the minds of different people, and appear on different materials, on different products, with different brands and in different markets.
For a recent project, I designed a tropical inspired print to brighten up the days of those who work in healthcare, and their patients.
A print that would embellish the Toffeln clog’s that nurses love so much.
After all, images of nature’s beauty can inspire health benefits, no matter how slight.
My trip to Hawaii in 2001 came to mind.
Tropical flowers felt right.
The clogs launched a few weeks ago.
They’re Clogs with a cause – check out their charitable side.
And on the weekend, you could wear both!
Comfort, elegance, and charity.
A year ago I probably wouldn’t have imagined being so inspired by the art of woodturning.
And then I came across some artists creating vessels with a fascinating and inimitable elegance.
While watching the Loewe Women’s SS24,
this detail and craftsmanship,
the elegant choice of colour,
The music was delicious too.
See the show
“Your job as an artist is to create meaning, create beauty, create transformative experience. You are an agent of culture, not a functionary of the social order.
Believe you are doing something meaningful every time you create a work of art. Everything you write, reflecting what is true. Everything you shape, reflecting your way of seeing. Everything you film or perform, brimming with the life in your heart and mind. Each of these is its own butterfly in the Amazon, no matter how insignificant you think its impact. You cannot know down the channels of time what it will touch or how it will transform the world.”
: Susan Dirende @susandirende