Flashback Friday {Inspired: What Katie Ate}

{Originally posted on January 31, 2011}

About a month ago my friend Kim shared a website with me that I had never seen.

What Katie Ate is a foodie blog by Katie Quinn Davies.

From the moment I saw it I was mesmerized.

In fact, I wanted to live in the blog and perhaps roll around naked in a few of the recipes.

I do not regulary photograph food…but the way she stages and photographs will inspire you no matter what you love to shoot through the lens.

Everything from the very original way she shares her recipes to the typography she chooses.

I ooh and aah through every post and it makes my mind go a mile a minute with so many new ideas for my own line of clothing and art.

Isn’t that amazing how that works!

I can look at beautifully photographed food and it gives me ideas for photographing my own lines of clothing and ways I want to express myself on my blog.

One of the best pieces of practical advice that I heard while at Alt was to look outside your area of expertise or knowledge for inspiration.

That doesn’t mean copy…it means find things that INSPIRE!

Inspired ideas are those beautiful ideas that open your  mind and heart to all of the original ideas inside yourself.

Where are you finding inspiration lately?

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  1. kara rosenberry

    A few things Jeanne! I just bought Katies Cookbook and cannot wait to make some recipes. Love the layout and look of the whole thing. #2. You should also look for 2 other blogs- Joy the Baker and Shutterbean. They are both full of the same type of food and beautiful photography. #3. Have you been to Devils Food Bakery in Denver? You would love it, I think. Morning Noon and Night they have the most amazing food with this darling rustic decor. just look at their website, you will swoon. I know the owner, Angela, she is from Iowa- those midwest women- you know how fabulous they are- wink! If you ever want to try it, I would love to meet you there or would be happy to just give you more information about it. It is wonderful. Happy FRIDAY! PS I have started painting more- cannot wait til you see what I have been up to.

  2. cathy

    and she is an Aussie ­čśë Totally agree she is incredible so just another reason to come to Australia one day… so much inspiration out there but mine is still pinterest …. and nature… watching bulbs start to pop through in the garden, exquisite sunsets and so much more x

  3. Leslie

    Jeanne, This is a beautiful post, but my comment today is about your e-courses. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I just found you about 3 weeks ago and have been submerged in your wonderful classes while I’m packing for a move. Doesn’t make sense — since I should have been focused completely on my move — but with my sewing machine going into a box and with all my little jars of supplies slipping out of reach, I needed to keep my artistic juices flowing … and that’s when I found you.

    And here’s another rub … I’m older. I’m just in my sixties and that used to feel like an obstacle — but not now. Taking your classes has made me feel new again — creative and fresh and invigorated. Thank you. So anyone out there reading this, who is on the fence about the classes … do it. You’ll love them — they’ll change your whole perspective on how you fit into this wonderfully creative world. I love the Creatively Made Business class, and the Seeing class (about photography) and all the monthly interviews with artists. I plan to take all the classes in time — and if I ever meet you, Jeanne, face to face, you will get the biggest “grandma” hug you can imagine. Blessings on your sweet little head. Leslie

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