Wednesday, March 2, 2011

It's All in the Eye

I am a firm believer that good design, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.  It's all a matter of opinion and taste.  In school, I never caught the eye of my professors with my designs, but when I look back on my projects, they were pretty good.  I had some really good ideas and I really wonder why I ever doubted myself.  O wait, yeah, I do remember... 

See, I started looking at things through someone else's eyes.  I was given a perfectly good pair of my own, but for a time, after I spent so much of it with someone who has very powerful opinions, it's easy to start looking at things through their eyes.  But now I've had time to readjust to my own eyes, and I like what I see.  I find beauty in things that most people might not, but that's what's so awesome about it.  It's MY opinion.  And you have your own opinion on design and beauty, whether you know it or not.

I've started a notebook for myself of things I find interesting, beautiful, feel-good, captivating...things that could inspire me.  And from these things is where I find ideas for my collections of stationary I design for my own collection.  And what I've realized on this endeavor is that you may not like what I produce, but it's ok.  Because I like it and it makes me happy doing it.  And if I have learned anything from these last few months of trial & tribulation (another post in itself!), it's that happiness should be priority numero uno, whatever that entails.

So I wanted to share with you a few moments in time that I have found beautiful, and happy.  Enjoy!

Cold & foggy over the lake

Full moon in the trees

Fog & sun through the trees

Oak Alley Plantation

Full moon through a telescope

Water through a crevice

Cemetery in New Orleans

Once upon a time, someone's home

Nature growing on nature

Light through a palm

Peacock feathers, undoubtedly my fav

Somewhere over the rainbow

South Texas Christmas miracle, 2004

My wedding ceremony location

My backyard canopy

Until next time...

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