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Creative Inspo, No. 12

I've been freelancing, reading, watching movies and television shows... oh the COVID-19 times.


SONGS:


Magic (Piano Version) - Gabrielle Aplin

Match in the Rain - Alec Benjamin

Pure Gold - halfalive

I Know The End - Phoebe Bridgers


ART/INSTAGRAM:


@ibim.cookey

Ibim Cookey is a pencil artist. The detail in these works is insane! I mean look at the skin and the lips. Jaw-dropping.


@silasonoja

I found Silas' art on Twitter and I showed his work to my parents and they though it was photography. It's amazing how much detail of the water splatters are in these works. I look at them and I'm just so amazed.


@emilyboydstudio

Emily Boyd is an abstract watercolor painter. I love the clouds paintings - they are made up of geometric shapes with what looks like rain but letting it just drip down. Abstract paintings are always something I want to try but usually go for more realistic, but looking at Emily Boyd's work makes me want to get to a canvas right now.


@pinklomein_

Painter and Illustrator of beautiful colorful expressive work. This artwork completely draws me in.


ARTICLES:


I make time to read articles every single day. My family and I have a group chat where we send articles we read; I subscribe to newsletters with articles attached; I subscribe to LA Times; I go on Twitter. I make time to read not just news stories, but features and op-eds. I don't want just the facts, I want the feelings. I want to understand what I don't understand. Like I've said in the past - the articles I share aren't always inspirational - just make me want to fight for change.


You Want A Confederate Monument? My Body is a Confederate Monument by The New York Times

"...I say the monuments of stone and metal, the monuments of cloth and wood, all the man-made monuments, must come down. I defy any sentimental Southerner to defend our ancestors to me. I am quite literally made of the reasons to strip them of their laurels."


The Secret Lives of Police Wives - And The Abuse They Suffer in Silence by Mel Magazine

“Two studies have found that at least 40 percent of police officer families experience domestic violence, in contrast to 10 percent of families in the general population. A third study of older, more experienced officers found a rate of 24 percent, indicating that domestic violence is two to four times more common among police families than American families in general.”


What Is Owed by The New York Times Magazine

"It should devastate us all that in 2020 it took a cellphone video broadcast across the globe of a black man dying from the oldest and most terrifying tool in the white-supremacist arsenal to make a vast majority of white Americans decide that, well, this might be enough."


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Photos I've taken as of late:

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