David Hockney + Vincent Van Gogh on: Spring
“…I was always interested in the arrival of spring, what comes first. Marvellous time, of course it’s gaiety, of course it’s fresh about blossom isn’t it?
Winter’s over, all the plants are coming up. There’s a moment when i said nature has an erection, when everything is stood up like that, it looks as though champagne has been poured over the bushes and it’s all over and it looks marvellous and it only lasts like two days or something i mean at it’s peak…” - Hockney
“I’m in a fury of work as the trees are in blossom and i wanted to do a Provence orchard of tremendous gaiety” - Van Gogh
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Sitting in my room looking out to to the lofty trees nearby listening to this song which you can also hear in this week’s Spotify soundtrack here.
Challenge: To create for 5 minutes, and share it before overthinking it.
Here’s what came out of my insides today!
- Join me sometime? Make something! Write or draw or jot or sing or collage? And tag me somewhere in the comments / on your social!
An inspiring study 🌷
Joys of spring, creative play, Black love, what failure teaches us and Brown girlhood.
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So much of this world is fixated on a result. A statistic. A number. A ranking.
What does that tell us really?
What are we measuring this against?
Reflections on being a solopreneur for the past 9 years. It’s been hard. And often a path that had me questioning, “…should i give up?!”
But something drives me, like Others, to keep going, despite the challenges.
And there’s lots of us out here, doing our best in this crazy world to make best of it the way we can.
And hopefully align with something that pings our pants on the journey.
Here’s my motivation. Let’s talk about yours! x
PS this blog might be a good accompanyment to my latest podcast episode 32!
What a woman! Some joy + appreciation for one of my favourite writers.
Darlings! i wanted to share a useful tool that i’ve been using to help clear up my Twitter account! Which might be helpful if you, like me, live lots of lives and over the years have perhaps ended up following accounts that no longer “spark joy” (Gosh, that word is overused these days huh? ) for you anymore. And if you have felt obliged to follow someone out of guilt/work stuff/political relations etc.
Little Richard is how i’m trying to be! This is one of my fave clips of him “holy makadandee!” (and favourite outfits too, obviously! Dazzling peach garms forever darling 🍑✨!)
“What i know is that desire is a sense of life, inspiration is the essence of creating. Creation.”
Agnès Varda reflects on how three ideas central to the life of an artist - inspiration, creation, and sharing - have shaped her career over seven decades of filmmaking.
Because it’s our queen’s anniversary and i am a lamb 4 lyfe, i will use any excuse to celebrate the elusive chanteuse. Hark! A visionboard! And a playlist! A refuge for fellow Lambs! 🐑✨