I've been attempting to think critically about myself recently; what do I want? How does something make me feel and why? What actually makes me successful, and what are worthy goals?
There is a conundrum for me as creative business owner; I salivate over efficiency and affective processes and converting clients. Yet my passions beat to create, to make things into something new, to do quality work. Can I be "awesome" at business and creative? Quality work is creative work, and it takes time, practice, and inspiration.
Blah, blah, blah. Hence my initial question : what inspires you? I wonder, because I'm discovering what inspires me. What churns my brain and trains my eyes?
It's literature. It's stories. It's characters. It's heroes.
Over the next year, I am going to throw parties inspired by classical literature, previously unread (by me, of course). The parties will be small and intimate, and therefore purposeful. Imagine formal invitations, costumes, drinks and menus derived entirely from the content of the book.
Want to come to a party? Comment below. Have a book candidate for the list below? Comment below.
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Short Stories by Edgar Allen Poe
War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Dufoe
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
Updates and photos to come soon!