Friday, March 25, 2011

Do you know Ted?

Confession time. I should be working on my new kit but it's rainy, I am a bit under the weather and well....I got sidetracked. Blog surfing will do that. I love discovering new artists, new ideas and new websites. It's like a modern day treasure hunt. Today, I was on Gary Reef's website and he had linked up 2 very inspirational videos from is an amazing website!! They post videos from some of the most amazing and inspirational people in the world. The videos are free to watch. Their tag line...."Ideas worth spreading." Most videos run about 20 mins and range from science to design to business. 

I agree with Gary and think these two are definitely worth a watch.

First up is Elizabeth Gilbert. She is the author of Eat, Pray, Love, She has thought long and hard about some large topics. Her next fascination: genius, and how we ruin it. Here, she muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

Next is Neil Pasricha. Neil's blog 1000 Awesome Things savors life's simple pleasures, from free refills to clean sheets. In this heartfelt talk, he reveals the 3 secrets (all starting with A) to leading a life that's truly awesome.

I hope you find these talks as inspiring as I did. Be sure to check the site out as there so many other wonderful videos to watch.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Kitsch is here!

I have had an idea for this kit for a while. The design folder has been on my hard drive for at least a year. I have slowly been adding things to it as I find them or shoot them. The kit became a bit of a mash between the 60's and 70's with a little 50's thrown in. I have such fond memories of my childhood. Things were a lot simpler and more free. As kids we ran around, parents didn't worry and life as fun. I have vivid memories of piling into the car, stopping at our favorite donut shop (this was a treat!!) and then hitting the road. We loved to go camping and went often. Or going back East to visit my cousins. We were like a pack of puppies hanging out the back window of the station wagon, as we went on some new adventure. I am smiling to myself just thinking about those times. Happy memories for sure! Anyhow, now you know how this kit came about. Hope it brings back happy thoughts for you too!

Here is some awesome inspiration for my CT stars!