I love it when you stumble across a new find don't you, your heart skips a beat, whether it be to purchase or to just be inspired. I never share my 'finds' thinking i am the first to find them, i am sure Inga is well known already, with a pretty etsy and a flickr stream. But all the same i document her here because this space is where i collect together what inspires me and she certainly has. In her own words
"my name is Inga. I live in Vilnius in Lithuania and I'm in love with this city.
I am a student, learn to be a designer. I can't imagine my day without create something.
It's my Hobby, my Job, my Daily Life and I really love it!" isnt that perfect!
Holly wrote a feature about staying true to what you love upon your blog which i read recently.
She says... " I must confess, that blogging for nearly four years now has definitely improved my eye and sharpened my ability to curate and pull things that fit into my aesthetic. I believe that blogging, based upon my own personal experience, works wonders in this area. The more you “curate”, the more you come across a sort of pattern or spot a theme – you’ll notice that your tastes and interests start to become very, very obvious to not only your readers but to you" read the full post here
She was also saying how she always seeks to share only the things she loves not any that she is persuaded to feature or feels obliged to. I think this truth serves two purposes. One it keeps blogs heartfelt and two the blogger themselves charts their own personal course of loves and and finds what speaks to their hearts,which as Holly writes can be a handy way of finding your direction or your personal style or tastes in decorating and clothing and a whole host of things. it should never be all about publicising work just for the sake of keeping up a stream of posts should it. That takes the magic away.
And anyways though blogs are read by others they do initially stand as a journal for personal account, reflection and inspiration of the writer. I dont know about you but i always find the best blogs are those that share personally and from the heart of the writer. In the same way that art is most treasured and felt by the viewer when the artist or designer puts something of themselves into a piece. Otherwise its soul-less. Regardless of what their content focuses upon blogs need to be full of soul.
Speaking of soul i'd like to add the beautiful poem i found on Inga's etsy profile below, all the images in this post today are by Inga at her etsy shop, where she sells pictures and gorgeous clothing and accessories....love kathryn x
I wish I were a bird
Resting in my nest
By the tree
Under the open sky
Sun shining bright
All seems perfect
Star studded night
The gentle breeze
Rustling of leaves
Music so vivid
Enjoying every bit
Sleep without tensions
Life of perfection
Free to fly
Only a life to live
I wish I were a bird.....