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Good Films to Inspire Your Making
In the grand scheme of where blogging's been headed lately, I'm not sure the old-school "Sorry I Haven't Blogged Lately" post is relevant anymore. But I do feel pretty uninteresting in this space right now, and apologetic about it. Behind the scenes, I'm working top speed on a lot of things I can't talk about yet. And I have stuff in progress for #sewjapanese and the upcoming PC Blog Hop. Lots happening, nothing bloggy to show for it.
…So how about I share with you a few wonderful things I've been watching as I work on all this stuff? Then you can watch 'em while you make things.
Now, if you aren't a tattoo person, don't overlook this gem of a documentary. It's really a portrait of what it means to devote yourself completely to your art, and to stay humble, curious, and always in pursuit of learning and meaning through making. Makes you re-devote yourself to your own creative expressions.
Available on Netflix and Hulu
I knew nothing about Diana Vreeland going into this film; now she's my fabulous fairy godmother. A woman who took in the whole world and saw beauty everywhere. She was hilarious and flamboyant, and dared you to be the same. And the stills from her days editing Harper's Bazaar are a visual feast. Sim-ply Maaaaaah-velous, Dahling.
Netflix and iTunes, Dahling
It doesn't matter if you aren't a surfer. I watch this 1964 documentary about this time every winter, when Christmas is long since past and I'm so very ready for some warm weather. Bruce Brown made this film in a very funny, loose style. It's not a primer on surfing; it's a celebration of doing something you dearly love. And it's like hanging out on the beach for two hours.
Enjoy, and I'll see you in a couple days with a review of an awesome new book!