I get a lot of inspiration from a bunch of blogs daily. Sometimes I wonder if they’re aware that the stuff they create make some stranger’s life a little better, or help shape another person’s dreams.
Also, I just realized that I have collected RSS feeds of artists and bloggers named Mae in my Google Reader. Here are the Maes that inspire me:
Mae Chevrette (Boston). I really think I knew her from my past life! :) Seriously though, I used to follow her old blog, back when she was still a struggling artist. Now, she’s taken Etsy by storm and has been creating art full-time. I’m inspired by her work, but mostly by her courage to risk her steady income to do something she really loves to do. (What-if moment.) Hmm.
I want to live inside her wall art!
I’d buy them if they’re available in the Philippines, really. Just that, I once tried to buy from Etsy, but the items failed to reach me and the artist I bought from (not Mae) couldn’t do a refund. Too bad. Oh well, for now, I’m just happy to watch Mae Chevrette’s art story unfold from half-way across the world.
Love Mae (New South Wales). I love the uniqueness of Love Mae’s products. Those fabric wall stickers (she calls them wall decals), ahh, I love them! I hardly see anyone do anything like it. Their website says they’re “set out to make the world (at the very least, the average home) a more beautiful place.” I have to say, they’re doing quite a good job at it!
I’m too fascinated by wall art lately; reminds me that we have empty white walls at home waiting for me to do something about them. Hmm.
Maemae Paperie (California). One other thing I’m recently fond of are paper products. You already know how much I enjoyed putting that scrapbook together. Sometimes I stare at my collection of patterned papers, and gift tags, and stickers, and wonder when I’ll find time to do something creative with them again. That said, I looove Maemae Paperie’s stamps and cards.
It’s amazing (I know right, I’m always amazed) how these women make a living doing pretty things! Hmm.
Olivia Mae (Manila, soon). Lastly, this has got to be my most favorite Mae of all (ohh and there’s Maemae, of course!). So let me plug my dear friend Mae’s new blog, a resurrection of her abandoned blog. She’s based in Singapore now, but she’s coming home soon, clad with three years worth of memories from her travels and her new self-discoveries.
I don’t tell her this often, but I’m inspired by her courage to travel solo, her thick passport with lots of stamps in it, and her loyalty to film photography. Check out her photos, all taken with film—Hands. Down. You’re living the life, Mae. I’m so proud of you!
In conclusion, we need more Maes in this world!
Makes me want to name my (future) daughter “Mae”. Hmm.