Inspiration Everywhere

Whilst I have my inspiration blog on Tumblr (Geography Teacher), I filter the posts on it so they fit a certain aesthetic and purpose in my head, so there are other things I find and love but skip over for one reason or another. I also don't tend to add any sort of commentary to posts there. I treat it kind of like one big blog inspiration collage or mood board. Which is nice. And I do it because it's the perfect way for me to collect inspiration in a neat and uncluttered way that I can look through and sort by tags and stuff. But I wanted to take a few things I really liked that didn't make it to Geography Teacher and put them here.

I find inspiration in so many things around me as well, so I thought it would be nice to just collect some inspiration in general here and talk about it a bit (which probably means it will grow even bigger and wider and denser!).

Anyway so let's dive into my little jumble of cool things.

Pierre Auguste Renoir, details (via frail-eternity)
Look at all these beautiful flowers and colours and textures! Lots of old painters are so fun to look at, and especially to look at super close up detail of their paintings and all the particularities of them. Renoir is pretty great. I love looking at paintings and feeling like I can see the sunlight. These look magical.

scraps from 19/05/15 (by avo-girl)

I used to sometimes scan nearby personal effects and I love how personal little collections like this are. They're so fascinating, and they make me feel like every small thing is so important.

avo-girl says:
a doodle i did in algebra. a plant i drew in physics, a bus ticket, a scrap from my gum wrapper, a receipt for clay from the art store, and a paper crane my friend lucy made for me

Sophie Mörner (via paintgod)

I love this picture because of the natural, comfort feel it has - I love seeing people in sleepwear and stuff! - and the sunlight and shadows of the tree branches are really cool.

The picture is captioned:
Swedish native Sophie Mörner and her friends took a day-trip to a park, setting up camp in the woods. Mörner captured the above photo early in the morning, her sleepers made up of friends, acquaintances and a few strangers all basking in the glow of the warming sun. The colors and composition become a painterly tableau, Mörner’s subjects lounging and oblivious as if in an enchanted slumber. For Mörner, the image represents the ultimate relaxation and harmony, lost in the moment to nature.

This is my camera roll. I don't know who took the moon picture, but I saw it on the internet and really wanted to use it as my phone wallpaper. It's perfect. Why I've included this here though, is that I like the amalgamation of images. When I see all my pictures put together like this, they suddenly make perfect sense all together. A cool picture gang. I think it's a nice slice of life, and seeing them all side by side makes me feel kind of full and happy. The best thing is to be inspired by the little things in your own life, and I am all the time, like by that strawberry. That was a brilliant strawberry.

This picture is here because... pencils! I'm feeling very happy about pencils. Their softness and greyness and the variation of line based on how hard you press down. The possibilities erasers bring, too. I love pencils. For simple or complicated things alike.

This is mostly about the colours of sunsets. I searched for sunsets and then went through visually similar images and ended up with this selection of images. I once looked for visually similar images to a picture of me and most of the pictures were of dogs. Come to your own conclusions on that one. But I love purple and clouds and lightning. Skies of any colour, in fact. I love 'em.

Here are some links to a few other things that have inspired me in some way recently: a list of cool places to visit in Tokyo by gvmma, 30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge by pencilcat, eye tutorial by ottersunday, Thnks fr th Mmrs (Vocals Only) - Fall Out Boy vocal stems are pretty incredible!

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