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{Inspiration} LaLa love…

“Curiosity is the main driving force in my life. I’m like a four-year-old. I look at things, at the world, at life, and ask, ‘Why?’ Curiosity is satisfied by learning, so the more you learn, the more curious you get. I’m happy to know there is no end to that.”  

“I’ve been making things for as long as I can remember. It never occurred to me that other people didn’t do the same in their free time. ”  
“Creativity and inspiration don’t come from idleness, but from continuous work.” 

“I’m constantly inspired by the new things I learn, by everything I see, hear, and read, by new places I visit, by long discussions I have with my husband (who is an artist), and by the good work of my peers. Anything can make my brain tingle.” 

Every now & then, I read or listen to an interview & I literally get goosebumps & wish  that I had a chance to meet that person being interviewed – convinced that we would become fast friends. This is definitely the case with the recent, “Featured Seller: Daria from La La Shoes”, interview that was published on Etsy last Monday. However, this time when reading about this cool & “true blue” woman… I didn’t wish that I knew her or wonder if we’d be friends. Instead, I beamed with happiness because I do know her & we are close friends. Daria is the real deal- funny, talented, hard working, & extremely intelligent. But what you may not know, is that she has the biggest heart in that tiny body of hers. She is the kindest & most supportive friend a person can have. I don’t know about you, but it makes a difference to me if I like someone’s work, what kind of a person they are. So much so, that I often don’t want to meet someone if I love their art or design- because if they are a jerk, it will affect how I view their work. I want to assure you that in this case… it’s all fantastic – the work & the person.
This is such an informative, inspiring, & honest interview- I just wanted to share. Click here to learn why I adore Daria & LaLa Shoes. 

Hope you are having a great weekend!


All images – Daria Ausenak
www.LaLaShoes.com

{Creative Family} The Theiss Family at Classic Play…



There are two things that are always on the top of my “important to me” list –  family & creativity.  I have a particular sense of pride concerning my little family of three & the creative life that we live. So, when Jennifer Cooper (designer & founder of Ellie Bellie Kids) contacted me about an interview for her Creative Family series on Classic Play, I was both touched & excited to participate. I love the idea of interviewing other artists & creative families- I find it inspirational. Not to mention Jennifer is a mom in a creative family herself & I have been a reader of Classic Play ever since my friend Chantale told me about it. The Theiss Family interview was posted on Wednesday & here is a quick peek…





Pop on over to Classic Play for the whole interview & to read more in the Creative Family series here

Thanks again Jennifer- you made my week! It was really fun to work with you & this came at a the perfect time! Reflecting on creativity & my family was just what I needed…


Have a great weekend everyone!

{Creative Family} The Theiss Family at Classic Play…



There are two things that are always on the top of my “important to me” list –  family & creativity.  I have a particular sense of pride concerning my little family of three & the creative life that we live. So, when Jennifer Cooper (designer & founder of Ellie Bellie Kids) contacted me about an interview for her Creative Family series on Classic Play, I was both touched & excited to participate. I love the idea of interviewing other artists & creative families- I find it inspirational. Not to mention Jennifer is a mom in a creative family herself & I have been a reader of Classic Play ever since my friend Chantale told me about it. The Theiss Family interview was posted on Wednesday & here is a quick peek…





Pop on over to Classic Play for the whole interview & to read more in the Creative Family series here

Thanks again Jennifer- you made my week! It was really fun to work with you & this came at a the perfect time! Reflecting on creativity & my family was just what I needed…


Have a great weekend everyone!

{Everyday Inspiration} and so I whisper…

The blogosphere is a pretty fantastic place. It’s truly wonderful the friendships that form &  connections that are made through blogging. One can play the 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon game with people you meet on the web. Which brings me to Anabel Fournier & her blog, and so I whisper. I first learned about Anabel & her company “Fournier” through my friend Chantale (who I also met via blogging). I found & bought the necklace above & started following Anabel’s blog because of Chantales high praise. 

There is this great series on And So I Whisper,  called “Where I get Creative”. Anabel interviews all sorts of creative & inspiring ladies including Florence Rolando & my friend Chantale. Reading about other creatives & their work space inspires me & I love the idea of this series. I was really honored to have been asked to contribute as well. 
Here’s a little peek of my interview that was posted yesterday. You can read the whole post plus get a little studio tour here

Thanks for including me in your series Anabel! I look forward to reading more “Where I Get Creative” interviews along with previewing your gorgeous products (& photos) on your blog. 

{top photo via here

{Everyday Inspiration} and so I whisper…

The blogosphere is a pretty fantastic place. It’s truly wonderful the friendships that form &  connections that are made through blogging. One can play the 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon game with people you meet on the web. Which brings me to Anabel Fournier & her blog, and so I whisper. I first learned about Anabel & her company “Fournier” through my friend Chantale (who I also met via blogging). I found & bought the necklace above & started following Anabel’s blog because of Chantales high praise. 

There is this great series on And So I Whisper,  called “Where I get Creative”. Anabel interviews all sorts of creative & inspiring ladies including Florence Rolando & my friend Chantale. Reading about other creatives & their work space inspires me & I love the idea of this series. I was really honored to have been asked to contribute as well. 
Here’s a little peek of my interview that was posted yesterday. You can read the whole post plus get a little studio tour here

Thanks for including me in your series Anabel! I look forward to reading more “Where I Get Creative” interviews along with previewing your gorgeous products (& photos) on your blog. 

{top photo via here