Tuesday, February 23, 2010

what inspires me personally?

{peace. a pencil holder my son made}.

i'm honored to participate in
organized by victoria of sfgirlbybay, someone who i admire
and am definitely inspired by on a daily basis.

if you haven't already heard about this cool event,
blog it forward is a group of approximately 300 bloggers
sharing what inspires them personally, on their blogs,
then passing it forward,
to the next blogger on the list.

today is my turn, sooooo here it goes...

i find inspiration in simple things.
the ocean.
art. color. design.
and music.

{mango in my meditation space}.

i am inspired by fashion;
fashion mag fashion and street fashion.
from high-end haute couture
to laid-back casual. i adore fashion.
tulle, ruffles, jeans, cowboy boots, bikinis,
flip flops, feathers and gold. i can't get enough.
i'm especially inspired by someone
who has their own sense of style and owns it.

{mango in tulle}.

{i want this vera wang dress}.
have no idea where i'd wear something like this,
but i want it.

{and this mix of ruffles, tulle and biker boots}.
this i would wear out to dinner.

i am inspired by the california coastal lifestyle,
the color, the smell of the ocean, surfers, sea creatures,
flea markets, surf shops and local cafes.
it's the only thing i've ever really known.
the only place i've ever lived.
i truly drink it in every day. i breathe it.

{colorful boards at mitch's}.

{rocks at seaside beach}.

i am inspired by the art around me, simple art.
friend's photography, magazine tear sheets,
graffiti, front doors, surfboard graphics, wine labels,
old, rusty fences, chipped paint.
i could spend a day taking photos
of street art, flowers and food,
but you probably won't ever find me in an art museum.

{ my studio}.
i am always surrounded by my friends,
which is my true inspiration.

{homemade thai salad}. call me crazy,
but i love to cook, bake, etc.
and everyone knows they can't eat 'til i take a photo,
if it's pretty, which it usually is.

{cardiff wall art}.

{mailboxes on cedros}. i love imperfect.

color inspires me. i dream about color.
i love pinks, turquoise, tangerine, greens and red.
color can and does stop me in my tracks.

{turquoise. my favorite color}.

{cardiff wall art}.

music is a part of me. different styles, different times.
i listen to songs over and over again,
seriously, until they are a part of my soul.

these are a few of the things that inspire me,
thanks for taking the time to read.
i'd love it if you'd share a few things that inspire you.
now, i'm blogging it forward to that is all.
you can check out the full schedule
of all the other participating bloggers here.


  1. "Everyone knows they can't eat 'til i take a photo"—ha I can totally relate to this one!

    Gorgeous blog it forward full of amazing colours and textures. I feel very inspired :)

  2. I love hearing what inspires you!

    Inspires me......my kids definitely inspire me. I always tell them that they are my favorite works of art, personalities, quirks, and all....perfect in their imperfection...

    Other people's art inspires me all the time. Many times, artists' use of colors inspire me to be bolder and braver in my creativity...creative courage, I guess you could call it!

    Great blog it forward post!

  3. I love your list of inspirations! I love the ocean too. I did a summer term in college studying marine bio in Monterey, and it changed me forever!

  4. oh you did a lovely job on your blog it forward post! i must be so nice to wake up and see the ocean every day! i miss living near it... also that vera wang dress is gorgeous!

  5. Kerri inspires me, her inner beauty and her outer eye!! great blog!

  6. I love it! Thank you for sharing with us. I really enjoyed your personal photographs.
    Come check out my Blog It Forward post tomorrow :)

  7. Amazing post.

    Im inspired by the ocean, fashion, your blog!!!!

  8. such great colors, and inspiration! i love those surfboards! thanks so much for participating in our fun project! :)

  9. I love your list and how you describe your life in California, I think because it is the least thing I can relate to--this Midwestern girl.

  10. Such a lovely post! I'm inspired by many of the same things, as you know :) Thank you for sharing.


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