Music is such a fantastic gift — a real joy, it’s powerful and alive. One good song can change the course of an entire day from blah to rock on, baby! I really appreciate it when some of my online friends share the music that inspires them on their blogs. It’s quite a nice way to get to know your fellow humans better, to take a moment to hear what they hear, listen to the music that they feel a personal connection to. It deepens the connections we all have to one another. Want to know who I’m connecting to lately in the world of music?
Singer/songwriter Amy Seeley from Portland, Oregon. This girl sings like an angel, plays the piano and get this, the accordion! I just purchased her $10 cd and I can’t wait until it arrives so I can listen to it while I work. Great daytime music for writing but also fantastic for Sunday mornings lounging in bed with a book, some buttered toast with jam, and layers of cozy blankets. Amy’s voice makes me want to cry and smile at the same time, but it also energizes me because I can feel her passion in her work and it makes me want to be more passionate about the things I do too. Her lyrics are easy to connect to, she is such a fine songwriter capturing very basic emotions in a hauntingly beautiful way making things like heartbreak and pain feel somewhat romantic if that makes sense. The piano arrangements are glorious. I hope you enjoy her as much as I do.
(images from amy seeley)
The fab artist Jessica Gonacha just launched a new project called Pecannoot. It’s a blog dedicated to abundance where she creates and posts illustrations on this theme and invites other artists to create images in whatever medium they choose for Pecannoot. Her aim is to create a beautiful inspirational place where people can visit to tune out the negativity in the world for a heaping scoop of positive thoughts and images. Let’s hear it for happy places!
(images from pecanoot)
Speaking of food inspiring room design, do you recall this post that appeared on decor8 a few years ago? It’s called I Dream of Cake where I matched cakes to some of my favorite rooms. This is one of my favorite posts on decor8, I still reference it for inspiration today.
Cherry Blossoms, a touch of black, a pop of pink, delicate china, altogether gorgeousness.
I think everyone should try this once in their life, pairing food with rooms because it’s a fun creative exercise and I’m all about getting those creative juices flowin’.
It’s Friday afternoon and time to wrap up and go about our weekend activities but I discovered something over at Pia’s blog that cannot be missed! InFrame TV is a video channel for creative types worldwide and they produce short videos in Melbourne, Australia profiling, “original and arresting Australian and international talent working in arts, design and culture.” Their goal is to, “provide unprecedented access to the thoughts, insights, and inspirations of people who create”.
One of their videos that I particularly loved spotlights decorator, shop owner, and collector Lyn Gardner. If you recall, I showed you a glimpse of how Lyn lives here. I’m a huge fan of her work so seeing her live, touring viewers of her lovely shop, really inspired me today and I know you’ll love to watch this 4 minute video below.
I’m taking Monday (Presidents Day) off, so I’ll meet you here on Tuesday, February 17th. Enjoy your long and loving weekend. hubba hubba. (image from living and more magazine, germany)