Inspiring Words

Five quotes that resonate with me today:
 
“I think a lot of people wait to feel a certain way about themselves before they are willing to take a chance… And I think sometimes you have to take a chance in order to feel the way about yourself that you want to feel.” – Debbie Millman

 

“Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook. Work regular hours.” – Jane Kenyon

 

“In an age when the vast majority of our cultural material is reduced to “content” and “assets,” factory-farmed by a media machine that turns creators into Pavlovian creatures hooked on constant and immediate positive reinforcement via “likes” and “shares,” here comes a sorely needed reminder that art operates on a wholly different time scale and demands a wholly different pace of cultivation. (I’m reminded of Susan Sontag: “Our task is not to find the maximum amount of content in a work of art… Our task is to cut back content so that we can see the thing at all.”)” – Brain Pickings, Maria Popova

 

“When you’re speaking in the truest, most intimate voice about your life, you are speaking with the universal voice.” – Cheryl Strayed

 

“Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world.” – Susan Sontag

 

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Pisces

In March I was inspired by Pisces.

“Pisces are selfless, spiritual and very focused on their inner journey. They also place great weight on what they are feeling. Yes, feelings define Pisces, and it’s not uncommon for them to feel their own burdens (and joys) as well as those of others. The intuition of the Pisces-born is highly evolved. Many people associate Pisces with dreams and secrets, and it’s a fair association, since those born under this sign feel comfortable in an illusory world.”

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April will be all about Aries. I’ve put this moodboard together to get inspired. If you want to see the work as it comes in, follow me on instagram.

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VK LEAVES BK

The V.K.Rees team and I recently left Brooklyn to go spend a few days in the country. We exchanged concrete for grass and buildings for trees. We drank many Clementine Thyme Cocktails. It was delightful and I was inspired. This was the result.

Food styling by Ali Chiappinelli. Hand Modeling and Photo Assistance by Mélanie Duault and Christine Soares.

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