|Image by Tim Walker, photographer and visual storyteller.|
Someone recently asked me, "What inspires you as a designer?"
Me: "Everything and anything. Especially other people's art whether it be music, film, fashion, poetry, literature, fine art, graphic design, etc. And, if you follow my blog, you will find many treasures that inspire my creativity." (Such as the Tim Walker visual, above.)
"Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out a candle, and blows in a fire."
- François de la Rochefoucauld
"I discovered that what's really important for a creator isn't what we vaguely define as inspiration or even what it is we want to say, recall, regret, or rebel against.
No, what's important is the way we say it. Art is all about craftsmanship. Others can interpret craftsmanship as style if they wish. Style is what unites memory or recollection, ideology, sentiment, nostalgia, presentiment, to the way we express all that.
It's not what we say, but how we say it that matters."
- Federico Fellini
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler."
- Henry David Thoreau