Carys (of the lovely vintage blog La Ville Inconnue) recently tagged me as one of eight bloggers to answer these questions:
1. What never fails to cheer you up?
Finding beauty in unexpected places, seeing things from a different point of view. Those are two of the reasons I love art so much - it can make our mundane existence seem meaningful and can allow you to see into the artist's mind.
2. If you could live one day of your life over again, what would it be?
I wouldn't want to relive anything, I think that memories are often a little rose-tinted, and I'd like to keep them that way rather than tarnishing them with reality.
3. What do you like best about yourself?
I like that I'm comfortable in myself enough that I'm not intimidated by people telling me that I'm different or should be more like everyone else around me. I usually stick out from the crowd but I think that it's important to know who you are and not let people tell you to act contrary to that.
4. What would you change about yourself?
I wish I took more risks and was less afraid of the consequences. To those of you know know me, saying that I should be bolder may seem a little odd, but I just feel that my ideal life would be one not run by an education system or any other form of structured control, but purely by me.
5. What have you enjoyed best about blogging?
It drives me to create art instead of just thinking about creating art. It's also helped with my confidence in my own work, as people have been very lovely about my drawings and photography, which is really encouraging.
6. Who/what is your ultimate source of inspiration?
I am inspired by people I know well, and people I don't know at all but may simply encounter on the street. Ultimately I think that we are an incredible race (for the most part... Kerry Katona aside...) and that every individual has something inspiring and interesting about them, which makes them who they are. So... humanity, I guess.
7. If you could be anywhere in the world by now, where would you be?
Quite frankly, I can't wait to escape to Paris. But I'm close to people who are important to me right now, and I'm quite happy where I am for the time being to stay.
8. Who would you invite to your ideal dinner party?
Nietzche, Bowie, Tim Minchin, Lady Gaga, Stephen Fry, Dumbledore.
Right, now it's my turn to tag eight bloggers myself. These are the lovely people I have chosen to answer the questions (if you feel that way inclined):
Alyssa @ Macaroons and Me
Amelia @ La Ville Inconnue
Caroline @ Ergy Erg
Charlotte @ Fairytale vs Reality
Isis @ Novella Vintage
Lisa @ Starship Narcissus
Madeleine @ Swellegant Ponderings
Marina @ Somersault
On an unrelated note, here are some photos of a lion and a zebra we stole: