inspiration ahoy!

today i am fully artistically minded….it has been a bit since i played around on Pinterest, but with all this new website/etsy business running around in my head, i have spent a bit of time browsing creativity. with all that said, i just wanted to make a post to give homage to those that inspire me and move my hands to try…

first off, i must discuss Lindsey Johnson Photography. I have to say, this woman is not only a true artistic talent with an eye for romance, heart, and genuine beauty in people and things, but she is also my encouraging, fan-minded, keeping-me-true-to-myself sister. since we came to know the Lord back in 1996, she has become my best friend. (before that she probably wanted to kill me off, but know she knows love. haha…) Lindsey has inspired me because she chased after her passion. she used to work in marketing at a very prestigious cancer research company in Nashville, but she gave that up to pursue what means real success to her…photography. she has had a passion for it for many many years, and now it has become a reality. her fearlessness has pushed me to stop sitting around on my creative butt and do something with my mind.

There are a couple blogs that i follow…not many, but some of fully worth the read. one of them happens to be another major inspiration. Ashley Ann Photography, creator of “Under the Sycamore” is a woman of grace, faith, love, art, and family. just read her blog and you will fall in love with her creative spirit and love of life. this woman has basically made a career for herself simply by blogging about her life and her art. she spends a lot of time crafting for her children, and she loves it. i am so drawn in by her photography and love of family.

Blair of “A Case of the Mundays” is actually a personal friend of mine. the friendship came about because she married one of my oldest friends from grade school, Wade. i am so blessed to have stumbled into this friendship, because i feel like i am a parasite feeding off of her motivation, spirit of giving and creativity. Her blog has several weekly themes, like awesome DIY projects, ways to dress like anthropologie-type people for a price that most of us can afford, eating gluten free, and just general inspiring topics. her and her husband just went to Ethiopia to do mission work! now that she is home i have demanded a craft night asap!

Of course, in the world of photography, i was first woo-ed by the talented and beautiful Alissa of Alissa Saylor Photography. why, you may ask? well, because she does amazing photos that tell a wonderful story, is a humble woman of God, and rocked it out with my engagement and wedding photos! her and my sister happen to be great friends who spur one another on, not only in their work lives, but in their personal goals, their relationship with God, and their lives as wives. another beautiful soul to move yours…

the last one….atleast for now….that i want to mention is something i recently came to love on the internet. while my friend and i were discussing art and illustrations, she showed me this website with some of my new favorite art! when i look at these pictures, all i want to do is create! be sure to check out Hoonyoon.

i hope you are inspired by these artistic people chasing their dreams. we are in that world, as well.

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