I know the people who ask are happy that I am happy. And yet, somehow, I feel as though every time I answer someone with a 'business as usual' answer they seem slightly crestfallen that I don't have a more tasty morsel of gossip to offer up. I chalk this up to a solid party-girl reputation, a penchant for mischief, and a willingness to jump into adventure - any adventure - head first. Slowly but surely, I made the conscious effort to have a less crazy life. The thing I'm realizing now is that all of the tumult kept me inspired. Whether it's to solve the problem or to avoid it, when things get crazy I tend to get to work. A little shake up and bammo - instant inspiration. So how do you find inspiration when your typical method is no longer compatible with your life?
It's a question I have been rolling around in my head for a few weeks now. Making art without a typical 'artist's temperament' is growing on me. I look at a lot of imagery - clothing, photos, paintings, sculpture, architecture - but more than that, I remember a lot of it. In my new attempt to rely on healthier methods of inspiration, I've decided to actually start working from the things I see. So today I'm trying something new: a life-inspired outfit.
|Flowers on my walk to work|
|This little buddy loved me|
|Skirt: H&M (thrift)|
|Dress (worn as top): O'Neill|
|Necklaces (long to short): Tokyo Bay, DIY, gifted|