Friday, October 26, 2012

Limited Technology Adventure

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I am preparing to hop on a plane and take to the air on an adventure. 
This adventure is one that my computer is not invited on. Honestly, the idea of traveling without a laptop has me feeling a bit fearful. That fact has me thinking a lot about my reliance on technology. Because of my computer love there are things I have neglected to do that I once did regularly like drawing with an actual pencil on paper, writing letters, making Mix Tapes... The tangible seems to have given way to the digital. While I am not going to give up my computer forever, I am starting to think some time away from the screen will give way to new perspectives. 

I will be back at the computer to share my experience soon, in the meantime enjoy some Travel Tunes.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Buzz

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New friends have moved into the backyard, and they  seem to really like marigolds. These carpenter bees have captured my attention for the last few weeks. I am inspired by their work ethic. Never distracted, and always on task.  
There is a lot to learn from these little guys!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Thoughts Of Motivation

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A new week is underway with a long list of things to accomplish. Attempting to bring order to chaos can be overwhelming to say the least. The quote above is a reminder that adventure is what feeds inspiration. With this in mind I have found it is a bit easer to complete tasks when I look at them as a game or adventure. 
I hope this idea helps you as well.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Take Flight

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Flight is something that has me forever fascinated. 
I find myself almost envious of creature naturally capable of this feat.
 Short of getting on an airplane, another way to enjoy the act of gliding through 
the air is flying a kite. I have not flown a kite in years, but when I was given a 
kite to play with - I knew just where to go. 

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Being in a city, it can be hard to find open space to fly a kite safely.
 That is unless that city you are in is D.C. ! 
The open lawns around the Washington Monument offer great opportunities 
for kite flying while taking in the views of our nations landmarks.

I hope this inspires your weekend to take flight.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Case Of Lost Focus

It could be the weather, or not enough caffeine, maybe it is one of the thousand things swimming in my head...
 Whatever "IT" is, I seem to have lost my mental focus today. 

It can happen to the best of us. I have been fighting it - however I am about to wave the white flag, and surrender. My lack of focus may have gotten the better of me today. Tomorrow will bring a new day, with new opportunities to regain focus. The rest of today will be spent taking a little time out. I know that a walk in the cool air admiring the changing color of the trees will do me some good, and hopefully help me to find some of the focus I seem to have lost. In the meantime, if you happen to see my lost focus running around would you please send it back my way?

Monday, October 15, 2012

A New Week

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A new week is upon us, after surviving a weekend of unwanted surprises I am almost happy to see Monday arrive. This weekend has reminded me of the fact that it is how we choose to deal with the unexpected events in life that shows true character, and gives us strength. 
No one can plan for the unexpected, but everyone has a choice on how to handle the cards that are dealt.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Outdoor Adventure

I find one of the best ways to recharge is to get outside. This is one of my favorite times of the year to enjoy the outdoors. Camping is a great way to reconnect with nature and get away from it all. My idea of camping involves a backpack, and a few miles of trail. 

I am always amazed at how beautiful the gifts of nature are. 
I hope you take some time to go outdoors and enjoy the natural world around you.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Falling For Autumn

It has finally happened - Autumn has arrived! It seems to have taken a bit longer to really feel like fall here in the mid atlantic region of the United States. The cooler weather has started to turn the trees from green to orange and yellow. Mums and pumpkins are making colorful appearances in almost every store. All this has reminded me how much I enjoy the transition from summer into winter. Autumn will not last long, go out on a walk and enjoy the change while it is happening around you.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Monday Motivation

Monday is here with a new week in tow.  The quote featured above by the ever inspiring Helen Keller serves as a reminder and a theme for this week. Try something new, you might be surprised at the results.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Power Of Texture

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Truth be known, I am a huge fan of color. It is a great tool to add interest and direct attention. However there is another great tool used to help convey a message that is sometimes overlooked, that tool is texture. 

Texture gives visual interest and can help to convey feeling into a design. The textures above are detail shots I have taken of a variety of different subjects both natural, and man-made. I have taken out the color of these objects to reinforce the texture. Notice how some textures look soft, while other are rough, some seem to have a flow, others are static, 
they all offer a distinct feeling. 

I hope this inspires you to notice the unique textures around you, and helps to add a little variety to your day.

Monday, October 1, 2012

First Things First

Today is a day of firsts. It is the first day of October. It is the first day of the week. It is also my nephews first birthday! 
All this has me thinking about the excitement and anticipation that comes with first time experiences. 
This thought has given me inspiration for the week.  I hope it helps to inspire you too.