Yesterday was my birthday and at the end of a very busy day, I was way too tired to post. I will say quickly that 27 is off to a very good start! Minus the crazy blizzard we got today, but that's just a minor hiccup really.... Yesterday was 50 and sunny, and Alex and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Not to mention we went to see Brian Posehn Sunday night as a little celebration too (he was amazing)!
Today we were snowed in with more than a foot of fresh snow coming down. A nice little March Surprise. I can't say that I minded much - it was a nice excuse to focus on a couple projects I've been neglecting and catch up on a couple shows I'm behind on. A book I read recently said the best time to get lots of creative work done was when the weather was at it's worst. Speaking of said book;
My inspiration post today is about this book. I read it a couple of weeks ago but it has resonated with me intensely.
I just happened upon the book at the library on one of our many strolls through, and decided on a whim to take it out. Austin Kleon is a regular creative guy who (in the book at least) states that he has a full time job and creates blackout poetry on his downtime. He goes through text and blacks out all but a few words to create one-of-a-kind poems. I'm not kidding when I say this book makes even the uncreative feel creative.
He is so straight forward, but his advice is beautiful. As soon as I finished the book, I told Alex he had to read it too. He did and it had the same effect on him. Since then I've told two other creative people to read it. Seriously - do it! It's truly amazing advice.
I hope these little checklists inspire you to be creative this week! I have my fun-a-day show tomorrow with all of my newspaper flowers I made. And of course, I have much more creating to do.