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Today “You Inspire Me” is dedicated to Harem6
“We’ve been working together since 2003 and our artist name is Harem6″
Harem6 is born from Ildiko Muresan and Flavia Marele from Transylvania.
They do mixed media work and photography that really inspires me.
I love their work and style. To me, it’s very creative and it evokes some childlike feelings when I see it… and some spooky feelings too! It makes me want to create in a more fee way and daydream about amazing stories in my head, because their creations have so much character and personality, they take you to places you’ve never been before.
Besides making art, they love collecting. You can go to the “Old Factory” and purchase their collections online! About their collections they say “we realized we’d love to send some of these amazing messages carried by objects to the world”
3″ x 4″ sticker pages are really fun to do creativity exercises. I found these blank stickers at the office store and fell in love immediately. I initially got them for shipping purposes, but because they’re inexpensive and small, I can draw on them freely. I’m also including these in every order, just a way to say “thank you dear customer!”
I’ve also been experimenting on surfaces to stick them on… they are hand made with water proof ink so they don’t fade with the rain… great! perfect for outdoors
Here’s the video demonstration of me making the “Around the Circle” illustration. Hope you enjoy it!
PS: no, I don’t have my arm full of fish tattoos; yes, I love temporary tattoos more than… taking naps… Ok, that was a lie right there!
Dani and I went to the boats and fishing thrift store. It’s kind of cool to see all the stuff that gets to be reused. But still there’s so much stuff that doesn’t get that luck. They just go streight to the dump.
But eventhough some people may think it all looks like garbage, I found some beauty in it, history and energy attached to all the stuff in there. I just wanted to share this experience because sometimes we can get caught up in “mental scrap”, but the truth is that everything has beauty in it, and you can see it in many different ways, don’t you think?
I think it was a good excersice to take pictures, and finding beauty in scrap materials…It’s like a positivity exercise for me. It can be applied in other areas of life. For example, my way of getting rid of ”mental scrap” is by finding beauty in things I would normally dislike (in this case that thing would be garbage).
What are you doing these days to find beauty in everyday life?
I’ve noticed for quite a long time now, that before I do something I always have that feeling of laziness, and sometimes it stops me from doing it. And it happes very often with hiking. But yesterday was a little bit different, even though it was kind of cloudy and all, I managed to do a 5 hour hike, and it was beautiful! this time I didn’t complaint about being lazy. I guess I’m getting over the winter blues after all.
Anyways, I realized something we all know, and that in everything you do, what really really matters is the journey, the process. Actually, when we got to the top, we saw a pretty lake, the one we where expecting, but we didn’t just do a 5 hour hike to just see a pretty lake, right?
I had my guide and all, and he was really into it.
But seriously, it’s everywhere, you just need to know where to look… and I think you know this already.