Summer 2018 Inspiration Lists

By: Amy Salomone, Functional Whimsy

We've asked our summer workshop teachers where they find inspiration, who and what gets their creative juices flowing and we're sharing their top lists with you!

Amy is teaching a summer painting workshop at Field of Artisans on June 23rd!

Tickets and Details: HERE


Summer 2018 Reading List:

 

"I am a huge science non-fiction fan.  It puts me in a dreamy state of mind.  Perfect for creating butterfly jewelry!"

The Wild Life of Our Bodies, by: Rob Dunn

Death By Black Hole: and Other Cosmic Quandaries, by: Neil deGrasse Tyson 

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World, by: Peter Wohlleben

If Our Bodies Could Talk, by: James Hamblin

Soul Of An Octopus, by: Sy Montgomery

 

Some backpacking reading:

Through Hiking Will Break Your Heart, by Carrot Quinn

Almost Somewhere: 28 Days on the John Muir Trail, by: Suzanne Roberts

 

Great Reads that I have been enjoying:

All The Light We Cannot See, by: Anthony Doerr 

The Nightingale, by: Kristin Hannah


Summer 2018 Playlist:

"Forget about it.  I am obsessed with music setting a tone.  Some of my current and forever favorites:"

Paul Simon

Joni Mitchell

Nina Simone

Ali Farka Toure

The Mike and Ruthy Band

Nitty Scott

TOOL

Valerie June

Nick Drake

Joao Gilberto

Led Zeppelin

John Coltrane

Miles Davis


Instagram Accounts to Follow:

"I don't spend a lot of time on Instagram, but...here are a few artists that I see at shows and they inspire me to keep pushing myself to create."

@oceanstateofmind

@strawberry moon.3

@insidemycranium

 

THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION Amy, @functionalwhimsy

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