A quick post and then I'm off to watch a movie by the Christmas tree with brilliant people, paint and journal in my room while listening to some Hugh Laurie, and read F. Scott Fitzgerald by the fireside to finish the night.
This time of year takes my breath away it's so perfectly wonderful. My mum wrapped so many gifts last night and they look utterly perfect underneath the tree.
My mind can't handle that fact that in one tiny week Christmas Day will be here and before I know it the New Year will be rolling round, with new possibilities and adventures and knowledge to take in.
This December (and year, for that matter) has been such a time for learning and discussing creativity and inspiration. I am, as always, in love with this quote:
"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select things only to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don't bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean Luc-Godard said: 'It's not where you take things from, it's where you take them to.' "
Hoping your week is wonderful and magical!