Inspired by is a blog series by my friend Riikka and I. We decide on a theme (and that theme can be anything from a film, a book, a painting, to an item, colour scheme or material), and then we create something with that theme or thing in mind.
We keep what we’re making a secret until reveal day on the 10th when we show you and each other our creations.
This month we’re enjoying summer. Catch up with Riikka on her blog Paperiliitin. We’ll be back next month with a regular theme!
Riikka and I were both in Paris this weekend for Version Scrap 2014 and some sightseeing. I promise I will tell you more about that soon! In the meantime you can check out my Instagram feed for a visual update on what we saw and did.
You must know by now that I can draw inspiration from almost everything. I also see photo opportunities everywhere. I don’t always take the actual photo because it’s not always convenient to stop (while riding a bike for instance…). So for some time now, if I get the chance, I try to walk where I need to go. Sure, it takes more time, but one of the pay offs is that it enables me to stop and take advantage of a photo opportunity when I see one!
Because I take my iPhone everywhere, I didn’t really need to stroll through the hood for this challenge. I already had more than enough photos of my neighbourhood! Most of them aren’t of buildings or people though… It seems that I’m especially attracted to the colours, textures and patterns of the hood:
Riikka and I had agreed on using 12 photos for this challenge (I cheated a tiny bit there) and I think the brief was to write about what you like about your neighbourhood… So that’s what I did:
It will be fun to revisit this idea sometime, because I’m sure that in a couple of years (or even months!) some of it will have changed!
As said, the journalling is about what I like about the place: that I can always find something to attract my attention, that everything is within walking distance and I also like that there is a forest nearby, even though we don’t go there very often. It’s not perfect, but it’s a pretty good place to live and we don’t have plans to leave any time soon.
I went to the zoo yesterday, partly to just go for a walk and partly wanting to photograph. At first nothing appealed to me… but then I got to the part where the zebra’s live and then all of a sudden I saw patterns… And there were two giraffes fighting… And I got a good look at a rhinoceros’s butt… and last but not least there was a teeny tiny newborn monkey baby holding on to his/her very fast moving momma!
Vanmorgen kwam er zomaar af en toe een zonnetje te voorschijn… en aangezien het verderop in de week opnieuw kouder lijkt te worden, vond ik dat een prima excuus om weer eens gebruik te maken van mijn dierentuinabonnement.
Vorig weekend was er een leuk nieuw festival in Amersfoort: Spoffin. Lezers van de Amersfoortse editie van het AD zouden in de krant van zaterdag al gezien kunnen hebben dat ik op vrijdag heb ‘gefigureerd’ in een van de voorstellingen van de Kijvende Wijven op de Langestraat.
Vandaag vond ik bovenstaand filmpje op YouTube. Degene die tijdens het bekijken van het filmpje niet met zijn/haar ogen knippert, kan zien dat ik er een uur later deze foto’s zelf heb gemaakt: