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A collection of creativity - graphic design, art and photography plus the odd interior design and fashion post.

Creative inspiration and visual goodness.

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jenmann:

"shole" - 36"x36" oil on canvas
for Peroni, dolce vita - artist series
www.jenmann.com

This girl is a fantastic artist! I want to buy this!

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jenmann:

"shole" - 36"x36" oil on canvas

for Peroni, dolce vita - artist series

www.jenmann.com

This girl is a fantastic artist! I want to buy this!

Jul 5th at 11AM / via: jenmann / op: jenmann / tagged: art. painting. jenmann. girl. oil paint. canvas. large scale. / reblog / 9,180 notes
jenmann:

finally getting around to these big pieces for my upcoming show “Q&A” opening November 13, 2014 at Neubacher Shor Contemporary in Toronto 
www.jenmann.com

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jenmann:

finally getting around to these big pieces for my upcoming show “Q&A” opening November 13, 2014 at Neubacher Shor Contemporary in Toronto 

www.jenmann.com

Jul 5th at 11AM / via: brookescreativecorner / op: jenmann / tagged: art. large scale. painting. artist. / reblog / 6,057 notes
Jun 29th at 12PM / via: fashioniztas / op: fashioniztas / tagged: photography. fashion. balance. perfect. / reblog / 5 notes

malkiewicz:

Synonyms are weird because if you invite someone to your cottage in the forest that just sounds nice and cozy, but if I invite you to my cabin in the woods you’re going to die.

Jun 29th at 12PM / via: fuckmeoverbitch / op: malkiewicz / tagged: synonyms. wording. type. writing. / reblog / 118,005 notes

Funky nature-made faces by stylist-designer-blogger, Justina Blakeney. Check out the whole set on her blog and if you’re feeling creative, why not go outside and try it yourself. I will be doing the same! :)

freytaganderson:

nevver:

Miami Beach, Leo Caillard

Love this series of lifeguard stations.

(Source: leocaillard.com)

Jun 8th at 3PM / via: freytaganderson / op: nevver / tagged: design. architexture. sea. lifeguard. photography. / reblog / 2,480 notes

cross-connect:

Paintings by Sara Riches

reblog via elisebrown

Ummm WOW. I want these on my walls.

Jun 7th at 10PM / via: acrylicalchemy / op: elisebrown / tagged: art. paint. pencil. drawings. amazing. lookatthehair. / reblog / 1,562 notes
creativehouses:

Bright Living Room with a Huge Picture Window

This looks kinda like a public library rather than a living room - not very cozy. But the window and fireplace are definitely something to remember!

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creativehouses:

Bright Living Room with a Huge Picture Window

This looks kinda like a public library rather than a living room - not very cozy. But the window and fireplace are definitely something to remember!

A thought on books.

I have come to a conclusion recently. To make a book real and to taste all the flavours of a book you must read it alone.

You must allow yourself to feel all the emotions that the book gives you. If you want to cry, then cry. If you want to laugh, then laugh, if you want to throw the book across the room in anger then do so.

This is not always possible when reading a book in the company of others. Even more so if you are from a British culture where the norm is to keep your emotions to yourself, to only express them in private.

To immerse yourself fully in a book you should run the words over and over in your mouth, taste them, feel them, make them come to life.

So next time you read a book try it. Feel all the emotions the author meant for you to feel, imagine all the things the author meant for you to imagine. Make that your reality for a while.

Hmmm is this what they call escapism?