Tuesday, January 31, 2012

// a snippet //

New weeks are something I treasure. They bring new inspiration and thoughts and ideas and creativity. I'll write more soon but for now I just wanted to share a snippet from my day. Today I discovered new music. My brilliant cousin Ian is away at college therefore when I go to visit Rilla I steal CD's from his shelves that he's left at home. Because you know they say a main factor to staying creative is to listen to new music. I grabbed a stack of CD's last month and have listened to them at intervals. But today I grabbed The Rip Tide. And now I am in love. His voice is music to my ears. East Harlem is perfection. 

Tuney Potter

Thursday, January 26, 2012

inspired days

"I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realizes an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past."
-Virginia Woolf

"Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another: 'What? You, too? I thought I was the only one.' "
-C.S. Lewis

"I do not care to treat friendship daintily, but with roughest courage. When they are real, they are not glass threads or frost-work, but the solidest thing we know."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Rise free from care before the dawn, and seek adventures."
-Henry David Thoreau

Coffee, Friday night cooking, sketching in my room listening to perfect music, brilliant late night conversations, cigars, and the start of the weekend. This weekend shall bring sushi and movies and cooking with the lovely Rilla. How inspired my days have been. My room has become where I live late at night when I'm in those exceptionally inspired moods. My room is the only place I can go for peace to listen to music and think and sketch, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Cheers to the weekend, darlings! I hope your is completely wonderful.
Tuney Potter 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Cheers to a new week!

"The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention."
-Richard Moss
"I love that moment. When you're on a long car ride, or listening to music, or reading. And you completely zone out. You forget your troubles, and everyone around you. You're focused on that one thing, and that one thing only. You're content, and everything seems peaceful."
-Unknown Author

My weekend was perfect filled with Friday night cooking while brilliant music played, a long perfect conversation with my dear Rilla, late night coffee by the fire (also with Rilla) in plaid pajamas dreaming of Summer, a video shoot where I got to dance all day, staying up until the early morning being inspired by magazines, and Downton Abbey Sunday night while eating a delicious salad.

So, here's to the new week, darlings!
I hope it's another week full of inspiration, wonderful times with brilliant friends, and ever flowing creativity. 

Tuney Potter

Friday, January 20, 2012


"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home."

Friday night, home alone, jazz, a stack of inspirational magazines, good company to come this evening, and a supper to cook. Yes please. Cheers to the weekend, darlings! 

Tuney Potter

P.S.-Not only am I absolutely in love with andrew+carissa's blog but I'm also adoring this particular video of theirs. Completely beautiful. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

::new week+new inspiration::

Flying is so classy. 
"A man would do well to carry a pencil in his pocket and write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought are commonly the most valuable and should be secured because they seldom return."
-Francis Bacon

It seems appropriate to listen to A Sunny Day in Glasgow, School of Seven Bells, and Slow Club these Winter days. They all are perfectly inspirational to kick off the week. I relish these long nights when I can journal and sketch and have good conversations with brilliant people. This alone is reason enough to love Winter. 

Here's to a week of good conversation, flowing inspiration, wonderful music, and brilliant times with the crew. 

Tuney Potter

Saturday, January 14, 2012

and the earth sinks to rest until next Spring...

"We are born for wonder, for joy, for hope, for love, to marvel at the mystery of existence, to be ravished by the beauty of the world, to seek truth and meaning, to acquire wisdom, and by our treatment of others, to brighten the corner where we are."
-Dean Koontz
"I began to realise how important it is to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be."
-Roald Dahl
"Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special."
-Unknown Author
I live for these leisurely long weekends to be around brilliant people or simply by myself reading magazines in my bed, listening to good music and sketching. 
2012 has been wonderful so far. If the events that have occurred are any inclination of what this year will hold, it will be a brilliant year. In a whirlwind of going out to eat delicious soups, shopping for books, dancing the Charleston late at night with fantastic people, Friday nights spent simply talking and joking, and utterly brilliant conversations in the car during long Winter nights, I've also had cherished time to myself.
It snowed this week and I remembered why I always look forward to Winter so much. Among other reasons I love it for the long inspirational nights that stretch full with creativity till the early hours of the morning, I love it for the stark and stunning landscape along the horizon, and I love it for coffee and talks by the fire.

I hope your weekend is lovely, darlings! 
Tomorrow night my dear Rilla and I will make popcorn and coffee and watch the newest Downton Abbey. Yes please.

Tuney Potter

***Utterly gorgeous edition of The Great Gatsby
***Creative weekends
***Forever dreaming of New York City
***The most ideal wedding [How can you deny the Valentino wedding dress?! Perfection.]
***So glad snow has finally arrived
***Flawless streetstyle
***Downton Abbey love
***Little dreams of Summer

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I've been working on a messy collage on my wall cutting out editorials and clippings and beautiful advertisements from all my magazines. With this fresh start of the year I find I also need to give my room a fresh start and clean my workspace. And this time of year I spend so much time in my room creating that it needs to be fresh and inspiring. Every day brings that desire for me to create and it feels wonderful. I adore Winter for the long inspirational nights it brings. My home becomes my haven more than it is any other time of year. Tonight was one of those lovely Winter nights when my home was exceptionally comforting and I was in my room listening to brilliant music working on a sketch. Miami Horror was playing on my stereo and it was brilliant and I was compelled to have a mini photo shoot. To finish the evening my mum, dad, sister and I caught up on some Downton Abbey. 

Hoping your nights are inspirational. 
Tuney Potter

Monday, January 9, 2012

Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration...

 "Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication."-Leonardo DaVinci
This statement rings so true for me more and more everyday as my creativity flourishes. 

Hoping your day is full of inspiration.
Tuney Potter