April Inspirations

Watching:

Still watching "The Voice" and totally being inspired by Kimberly Nichole. WOW.

Since finishing "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (there's a Titus Andromedon sized hole in my life now...), we started watching "Daredevil". I have never really been a huge fan of the comic-book-turned-movie thing. I watched several of them because my husband likes them, but was never really into it. Until now. I never saw any of the other attempts and Daredevil (Ben Affleck, I'm looking at you...), so I knew nothing about it until I watched the first episode of the Netflix version. Surprisingly, I was hooked. Apart from just being a fun show to watch, the camera work is excellent! I've been impressed. I think the reason I keep coming back is because this "superhero" doesn't have any traits I've found unrealistic or unbelievable. We are only on episode three, so there's plenty more to watch, but at this point I'll definitely keep watching!

Reading:

I just read a YA book called Vanishing Girls. I borrowed it from the library via the ebook loan system. It was interesting enough to keep me reading, but not really great. I think the author couldn't figure out what to do towards the end and needed to finish it so she just sort of pulled something out of the air. (I would expand on it, but I don't want to include any spoilers if anyone else thinks they might read it.) I'd probably give it two stars on a one to five rating scale.

GQ and a few Photography trade magazines. These are inspirational. So many fun photos in all of them to look at and dissect. Looking at photographs for me is more than just looking. It's taking them apart piece by piece to try to figure out what the photographer did. It's part of how I continually challenge myself to learn and grow as a photographer.

Listening

Recently all I've heard has been my daughter singing about "five little monkeys jumping on the bed", and "four little, no little, ducks came running back". She hasn't quite got the counting down thing mastered, but it does make for some interesting lyrics. She has also begun making up her own songs... most recently there was one about sock fuzz... yeah.

I've also been throwing it back with some Counting Crows and Sister Hazel with a little Mumford and Sons mixed in.

 

What's been inspiring you this month? Leave a comment and let me know. :o)