Weekly Inspiration for the Week of February 11, 2019

Hey, it’s another rainy week here in Santa Barbara. This is the most rain I’ve seen in years. This week has been a steady pace of working hard and hustling hard. With all this rain, it means a lot of indoor time which can make a freelancer a bit stir crazy sometimes. I can’t wait to take my dog out for walks again at the beach. Every day I try my best to do as much as I can before I get to go see my son at preschool. After school, we have a steady diet of parks, museums, and play. Not a bad way to end every day! Here’s the things that have kept me going this week…

  • Music Inspiration:

    Nightmares on Wax - Shape the Future: Another classic from Nightmares on Wax. Their sound is so great to be creative to because it is eclectic, sometimes energetic, sometimes chill, but always dope. I really do appreciate their use of finding amazing international vocalists as well. They are the ultimate collab group. Check out their soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/nightmares-on-wax

  • Artistic Inspiration:

    Jake Reeves: I discovered Jake on Instagram and am completely blown away by his designs. He uses incredible color palettes to create surreal worlds filled with amazing characters. I love his unique perspectives that he sets his worlds in as well as they really draw your eye on. He has a really fun outlook and I really enjoy seeing his latest works. Check out more of his work at www.jakereevesart.com/

  • Screen Inspiration:

    Pen15: I just discovered this show on Hulu yesterday and it is absolutely hysterical. It follows 2 7th grade girls as they enter into the weird, awkward, and messed up time of Junior High. It is set in the year 2000 so technology wasn’t at the forefront yet, which really brings back some amazing memories of what the world used to be like. I love their mannerisms and the way that they talk. I’m really looking forward to seeing where this show goes. Check it out on Hulu.

  • Other Inspiration:

    Santa Barbara Life and Culture Podcast: I had the honor and the privilege of being on this awesome podcast this past week. Both Todd and Lizzy are fantastic hosts and really do a wonderful job of showcasing the individual’s that make the Santa Barbara community tick. I really appreciated that they did such a deep dive into my creative life and I’m really excited to share the episode with everybody in March along with a one of a kind podcast poster! Keep yours eyes and ears open. In the meantime, check out the podcast on itunes or go here: sblifeandculturepodcast.com/

    That’s all for this week! More inspirations to come every week! Stay tuned!