just a few things that have stood out
over the past few days . . .

kate bingaman-burt is an artist
who also has a site called obsessive consumption.
kate draws all of the purchases she makes
and will do so until her credit card is paid off.

i think if i did this it would really make me think.
sort of like keeping a food journal . . .
like, "do i really want to write down that i
just ate an extra large deep fried banana split
topped with a chili dog and dipped in chocolate?"
only it would be more like,
"do i really want to draw the fact that i just
purchased season 3 of fraggle rock and 16 laundry baskets?"
very interesting concept, indeed, and very much in line
with a lot of things i have been thinking about lately
and will blog about soon.

this morning i stumbled upon
miss olivia bee.

(be sure to check out olivia's flikr feed. for some reason, i couldn't post pics from her feed to my blog, so these are both pics from the red velvet blog. her feed has so many more amazing pics to drool over!)

after reading this great interview
with olivia over at the red velvet art inspo site,
i was blown away
and totally inspired to be a parent!
olivia is only 14 years old
and somewhere along the way,
whether it was at home or somewhere else,
she found the freedom and the confidence
to become a creative bomb!

it makes me so happy that there are kids out there,
while still unencumbered by the "to do's" of daily adult life
are putting creativity and winsome exploration
of the world around them
at the foundation of who they are
and how they view life and the world.

i have a strong desire to be the kind of parent
and create the kind of home
that grows up cool kids who are creative
and just the right amount of crazy.

it also inspires me to keep pushing my own creative limits
and see how far i can go.

and the thing i really love about these two artists
is that they both have fantastic names!


Anonymous Sasha said...

FABULOUS POST ..I really enjoyed reading this and LOVED that eye candy

10:12 AM, August 25, 2008  
Blogger Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. said...

I think you would love our current sermon series about spiritual disciplines. Last week's was on simplicity. It’s really been fantastic. This week’s theme is submission. I’m behind on posting about this sermon series. But check out soullifeonline.com

10:43 AM, August 25, 2008  
Blogger TaMs* said...

Love that girl.
Loved seeing you this weekend.

Lets plan a date for a little photo shoot while the weather is still nice.

11:00 AM, August 25, 2008  
Blogger shaina said...

i just discovered olivia bee too! i was seriously BLOWN AWAY!!! and i thought I was creative when i was young... :P

loved your post! and how cute is that drawing what you buy thing? love that idea. :D

3:25 PM, August 27, 2008  

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