Inspired by various people's lists of things they find interesting/inspiring, I thought I'd share a list of things I've found inspiring in May. As I've recently started running, I end up listening to a lot of podcasts to while away the time, so there's a fair few of those below.
Austin Kleon (one of my favourite creative people) published this third book over a year ago, and I found a shelf pretty much dedicated to him in my local bookshop, so bought it. 10 ways to share your creativity. As a very sporadic blogger, I'm hoping the tips in here will help me write and share more.
http://www.aoh.org.uk/ - Brighton host's this event twice a year. I went along to the May one and ended up thoroughly inspired and wanting to create stuff. There's another one in November/December that I'll definitely be going to.
A long time podcast favourite, hosted by David Chen of Slashfilm and character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. You might recognise Stephen from 100's of films as a character actor, but his ability to weave together a good story is insanely good.
The strapline “Tales of life, love and the entertainment industry” is a pretty accurate summation of it's often thought provoking, moving stories.
You can subscribe on SlashFilm/iTunes, and a chronologic playlist of the music featured at the start and end of each episode (also great) is on Stephen's site.
My lovely wife Zoë got fed up with Blogger so taught herself how to use SquareSpace and re-designed and re-launched her blog which focuses on photography, life musings and crafting/vintage things, with occasional posts on where we have moved to. Inspired by both her general get-up-and-go, finding out more about how SquareSpace works over her shoulder, and her putting what she likes and creates out there way more than I do.