Free spirited, picturesque, and all around life goals are how I would describe the work of Scotland-based photographer Richard Gaston. One of my personal philosophies is to absorb as much beauty as this spectacular planet has to offer, and he does an excellent job capturing that idea. His work features views taken from adventures in Iceland, Norway, Morocco, and plenty of other visually amazing places. More of his work can be found here. If you can stand the travel envy, I highly suggest spending some time getting lost in the vivid snapshots of this amazing Earth.
I've been in an inspiration drought lately. I'm coming up short on self-assigned project deadlines, I'm not in the mood to create, and I'd rather just stay warm and lazy in bed all day. However, I wanted to challenge myself to create at least one beautiful thing before the sun goes down today, so I found some inspo in femininity, softness, and of course sparkles and threw together a little mood board that reminds me of the warm twilight in the summer I'm feeling extra nostalgic for lately.
Here's a little visual inspiration for the upcoming Capricorn season! This board was originally inspired by the spots of emerald moss I see creeping into every crack in the Earth that follows a day of rain, but I found myself wanting to put together something a little more structured, perhaps the sun's orbit into the practical and prudent Capricorn has me feeling this way.
I've been following the work of Tamara Lichtenstein for years through her tumblr and flickr accounts and I've never found myself not amazed by the shots she captures. Her photos are always whimsical and feminine, but without being overly cutesy. Each shot reminds me of playing dress up with my friends and capturing snapshots with an instant film camera to paste into diaries long since lost. If you haven't seen her work with Urban Outfitters or Converse, take a look at her website for some instant inspiration.
Hello blog readers! Today I just wanted to share with you the source of my inspiration lately. The illustrations by Henn Kim are so simple, yet full of feeling. Every new piece of their work I come across feels relatable in an extraordinarily beautiful way.
Have you seen mood boards yet? They're popping up like crazy all over tumblr and pintrest and I'm totally in love with the idea! They're a great way to spark some quick visual inspiration and they're super fun and relaxing to make. All you have to do is get inspired, hunt for some images that fit your vibe, and arrange them however you see fitting! It's like curating your own little gallery.
I was inspired to make this board by all of the twinkly lights adorning the Chico streets currently, glasses of wine sipped on with loved ones, red leaves in the gutters, and all of the confident, energetic, hot Sagittarians that will be celebrating a birthday this season!
I hope this post helps you feel a little warmth in these upcoming chilly months.
Woodland creatures seem to be rising in popularity these days and it’s easy to see why. They’re adorable and make me dream of wilderness adventures in the crisp autumn air.
Vermont painter Amber Alexander brings these creatures to life in a very special way.
Her Etsy shop is full of the most beautiful watercolor paintings of foxes, owls, bears, hedgehogs, rabbits, hawks and a few other creatures you’ll just have to discover for yourself.