Posts in Inspiration
Travel Inspiration

People always ask me where I’m traveling next. I have a few places on my radar at the moment, but I decided to look for more inspiration and found this article on the Travel and Leisure website. According to them, based on being a Capricorn, I should go to either London or Singapore. Neither city is on my immediate list, but here’s a link to the article if you want to read the recommendation for your horoscope sign.

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InspirationKath O'Malley
Memorial Day

Remembrance

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In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
  That mark our place; and in the sky
  The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead.   Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
  Loved and were loved, and now we lie
      In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
  The torch; be yours to hold it high.
  If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
      In Flanders fields.

by John McCrae

Inspiration: Faux Bois Artist, Diane Husson

I've just discovered the work of an extraordinary artist, Diane Husson. Her medium is Faux Bois, described on her website as "a traditional art form that flourished 150 years ago. Faux bois means “false wood” in French. In 1849, French inventor and gardener Joseph Monier figured out that cement could be sculpted and shaped with the help of steel reinforcement. He shared his discovery with the world, inspiring artisans to create whimsical nature-inspired furniture such as; garden benches, tables, planters, bridges, grottos, and trellises. Unfortunately, this art form and many of its techniques were forgotten as the early 20th century grew fascinated with geometric shapes and the machine aesthetic of the Art Deco period."

You can learn more about Diane and her work by visiting her website: https://fauxboisfurniture.com/

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