It’s that time again! Time for the not so monthly Inspo. Take a look at some of the things that have been inspiring me lately.
For the thing I’ve heard, all the enneagram songs by Sleeping At Last. Obviously over the last couple of years, the Enneagram has become increasingly more popular and no matter where your opinion lands with it, these songs are all things we can appreciate.
I stumbled across songs two and four and immediately fell in love without even realizing what it was connected to. Then diving deeper I began listening to the podcasts that go along with them and was immediately inspired. The depth and intentionality is unmatched.
Ryan welcomes collaborators who identify with each type. He includes sounds from friends and family who identify with the type also and it brings an intimacy to his songs. Each lyric is conscious of the thoughts, opinions, and perspectives of those of the type and even the potential wings. This has inspired me to craft my art with originality and intentionality.
For the thing I’ve watched, Hey Tim. This video went viral so to speak at least in my circle of the creatives I follow. I wasn’t sure what it was or what to expect because I’ve heard of Sam Kolder but haven’t found myself watching too many of his videos.
To my surprise it opened up with a chilling story of lost. A vulnerability that isn’t found on YouTube very much and immediately, it had my attention. Following that, the animations and transitions left me entranced. I was captivated by the storytelling.
It felt like I was watching a movie and learning the life story of a friend all at the same time. I was very pleased with the video as you may have noticed, hence, it being on this list.
Lastly, for the thing I read, The Biggest Story. This is an illustrated childlike version of the stories of the Bible. It was illustrated so beautifully by Don Clark most commonly known as invisible creature. I watched a video about invisible creature a while back created by one of my favorite filmmakers so immediately I was excited to dive into this.
The imagery throughout is stunning and the story is told so well by Kevin DeYoung. I have been a collector of beautiful and creative bibles since I stumbled upon the kickstarter for Bibliotheca. I remember it sparking passion within me that same way this book did.
A common theme within this month’s inspiration seemed to be “story”. Whether that be the story of personality, the story of lost, or the story of the gospel. Each of them were done in different ways, through different mediums but they all impacted me. Maybe it’s the vulnerability or again the connection to one’s true self. Whatever it is, it has left me with wells of creativity. If you get a chance, check out one or all of these things. They will leave you impacted.