Thursday, August 4, 2011

Internet: Inspiration

If you were to pop in on me at my home on any given day, at any given hour you would not be surprised to find me sitting in front of my computer.  Or at the very least see my laptop open and on.  My laptop serves as my cookbook, radio, calendar and some days, the only social outlet I get.  Cooking/recipe blogs fill my tabs as Pandora is streaming in the background, all while I am filling out our Google Calendar and typing a message on Facebook.  Staying home with my kids during the day could be isolating, but I have found ways to make the days fly by for me, and the kids.

One way I stay connected is by staying abreast of what is happening in the world (thank goodness for Facebook updates from New York Times and NPR) and pursuing the web to feel inspired or at the very least a little bit excited about what others are creating.  Every once in a while I find something that makes me a little giddy, gets my creative juices flowing and puts me in the mood to create.  Here's what I found via my dear friend Jacquie last night:

MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

I patiently waited for it to download and then sat in awe as I watched each perfectly edited frame whiz by.
"3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage... all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ....into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films.....
= a trip of a lifetime." (From their site)

Go watch their other two films and get inspired to create something. Or buy a plane ticket to someplace exotic.  Or at the very least get off of your seat and get moving.

What have you found on the internet that inspired you?

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