Saturday, 15 August 2009

Seeking Inspiration: We Won't be Seventeen Forever...

Picture from: Mark Brannan

Dearest Devotees,
This week has been terribly hard on the inspiration front. What with the constant hassles of the back-to-school period and the general drudgery of everyday existence, I have been hard pressed to find anything worthy enough to pass on to you. Thankfully though, I was hit by an inspiration star while going through the files of my computer and listening to the general hubbub of music in my home. As I looked through my collection of digital pictures, I found the file containing my all my pictures from my first digital photography course. My final album for the class was based on theme of solitude and just looking at these pictures transported me back to the time and places I took them. I was seventeen and feeling very overwhelmed and overstressed at the time, and when I was out these places I totally felt the stress melting away and the creative juices begin to flow. Good thing too, because I had several papers to write at the time. Anyway, I thought I would share some of them with you today.
















I honestly took all these pictures and the last one shocked me the most. An empty train station in the middle of the day?




Sometimes I feel like that swan.






All the above pictures belong to me. Copyright 2009.




Sometimes, in order for creativity to flow all you need is a bit of an escape.



Now, when I stumbled on these pictures, I heard the song Seventeen Forever by Metrostation and it just made me realise the importance of making the most of everyday. Even if you fill blocked, just try to work through it if you have to, or move on to something that might motivate you. In fact, I once read somewhere that there's no such thing as Writer's Block, and that it is simply a state of mind that people can will themselves out of. All you have to do is make an effort everyday.


So, here are a few of my favourite links of the week:

Walking Around The World- More Magic Always
Whether you've been on vacation somewhere exotic (lucky!) or have been vacationing in your own neighbourhood, this article helps you to imagine being somewhere new just by taking in a pair of new shoes.
A great source for fashion, interior decor and artistic inspiration.





And finally, it's Charade Blog Anniversary and Megan is celebrate with a free giveaway.




Love you all and Stay inspired,






P.S. Hope you enjoy the links and feel free to let me know what you think of everything in the comments below. Have a great week!

8 comments:

Luinae said...

Thanks for linking me, darling!

I don't go back to school until September 1, lucky me!

I love photography, it's my dream career and it is also very inspiring to me. The picture of the empty train station is my favourite.

Aury said...

- You're welcome, Luinae. Like I said your work is truly inspirational. And ur soo lucky with the school thing. I have orientation Next Week!

I love photography too! I'm currently saving up for my first DSLR!

Mema said...

I had spent a greater part of this month asking God how on earth I am to get to my expected end. I realized that most of my options are expensive or ridiculous. I was checkibg my mail when I saw Aury's website. I have been inspired.

Aury said...

- Thanks Memsy, and i hope u find the solutions to your problems.

Voila Megan said...

Aury! You won the Charade goody bag, I announced it on the site and emailed you, you need to give a girl a delivery address! Thanks so much for linking my banner and taking part in the competition, and well done for winning! ♥

Voila Megan said...

Aury - I have emailed you twice but no reply? Perhaps there's a problem or something? Anyway, email me at mycharade@hotmail.com telling me a delivery address for your goody bag, my last chance to post is Monday before I'm away until the 10th of September! ♥

Zmaga said...

I stumbled upon your blog today and I must say: I really really like it!

Aury said...

Voila Megan- I sent you the address and thanks soo much for following.
Zmaga- Thanks sooo much Zmaga, expect more frequent posts soon.

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