Finding Inspiration

As a part of the course, there’s some open forums where students can share their progress or graduates can share their work – kind of like Flickr. And naturally being my nerdy self, I’ve been checking out the forums to see what others are doing out there and get tips for modules that I’m trying to complete.

The challenge with that is that I’m not actually inspired by what I see but don’t get me wrong! There is some amazing photography of landscapes and portraits in there. I appreciate all the hard work that goes into creating these kinds of images as well as the courage to share and receive feedback for them. It’s just not the type of photography that I’m personally in to and that makes it hard to be motivated because I’m such a visual person.

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So to make sure that I keep myself motivated, I’ve set up some inspiration cut outs from my favourite photography sources on the wall behind me when I’m studying. I love simplicity and stillness in photos from photographers like Alice Gao as well as magazines like Cereal which has always been what I want to be shooting.

I’ve got a long way to go but hopefully it will keep me motivated – at least I’ll be able to turn around, get a quick dose of inspiration then hit the books again!

DIY Metal Board

Being the neat freak that I am, I’ve really never liked having notices on the fridge. The paper gets in the way when you’re opening the doors and it looks really messy which drives me insane!

So in a bid to combat this issue, I’ve rearranged all the things on our fridge onto a black metal board in in the hallway next to the intercom – and I actually think it’s working out!

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I spray painted the metal board black and stuck it to the wall using 3M adhesive strips for picture frames. Then I just got some basic envelopes, labelled them and organised everything into neat little bundles so that it’s easy to find – pretty simple, right?

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I’m going to have to create a 2nd one for the laundry area for all the random pieces like takeout menus but at least all the important things are organised for now…

Making Art.

Finding the right artwork for our home is proving to be a really difficult task – it’s either expensive and beautiful or affordable yet not quite right.

In a bid to end our torment in finding some art for home, H. decided to try and make his own geometric poster to fill our art void. He’s quite proud of his efforts and wanted me to post this on the blog to share with you – what do you think?

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It’s a bit different to what I imagined the art would be around our home but we’re happy to have this as a temporary fix around the house until we can buy something that ticks the boxes!