PINTEREST CURATOR CARMEN

Curator Carmen Lovely Besotted Blog II recently discovered Carmen from a comment she left and fell hard for her Camera Love board, it only has a few pins on it but I pretty much wanted to re-pin all of them! Carmen is a North Carolina photographer and her boards although photographer-centric also happen to have a ton of eye candy for anyone looking for some good ol’ photo inspiration.  I am scheduled to have a shoot tomorrow (I will be the one in front of the camera) and I am like a deer in the headlights when it comes to getting my photo taken.  I have been looking at images and trying to figure out the most ‘natural’ looking poses, if that’s even possible. I am really awkward when I am in front of the lens but I also really want to preserve this moment in my life that may never happen again, (you know the one where I am three sizes larger and my feet and calves have merged to form cankles). Doesn’t every woman with child want to remember this time in her life? I am thinking I need to get some of this product, word on the street is it’s what all the Victoria Secret models use before strutting the runway and I am going to need all the extra help I can get!

On another note, I just heard from a few of you and Skillshare that Molly Jacques is offering a class for only $20! According to the description it reads ‘Compose a one of a kind alphabet’, it looks like it’s well worth taking the class!

P.S. Since this week is upside down for me the Inspiration Rx post will launch tomorrow!

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She recently re-located to sunny Seattle with her handsome husband and two pups, they are expecting a baby girl in December. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

PINTEREST CURATOR// ELIZABETH MESSINA

Curator Elizabeth Messina Besotted IAs excited as I was last week about finding out that Diane Keaton was pinning, this week I found out one of my fave photographers Elizabeth Messina has joined in the fun as well!  Like her photographs her pins have a dreamy ethereal vibe to them. I love her portraits board, it’s such a treat to find what inspires someone so talented as Ms. Messina, she has some excellent inspirations!  I usually try to refrain from using the word romantic to describe anything I have an affinity for because the word conjures up too many connotations of bodice ripping and such, but in the case of Elizabeth Messina’s boards I don’t think there is a better descriptive, they are romantic, but in the best way possible. If you are falling in love, are in love or blissfully hoping for a love, I think you will find Elizabeth’s boards flooded with love-centric imagery + inspiration, I know I left them feeling more love-ly. Elizabeth has an amazing eye for texture, especially when it is set against a contrast subject– think beautifully worn gowns against luminous skin and hair, the combo is the visual equivalent of the best melt in your mouth chocolate you ever did have. Her Yearn board makes me a little weak in the knee’s.  Visit Elizabeth’s boards, especially with your new ‘muse’ prompt for Inspiration Rx, there’s sure to be something there that can inspire your project for this week!

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She recently re-located to sunny Seattle with her handsome husband and two pups, they are expecting a baby girl in December. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

PINTEREST CURATOR DIANE KEATON

Curator Diane Keaton Besotted

When Moira sent me an email that I would love this curator she was not kidding–I am nutty coo for her. Really, Diane Keaton on Pinterest?  And the boards? Oh, the boards! Yes, they have a leaning towards the neutrals (a palette I have an affinity for) but they are all done so well. Interesting photography, great typography and of course her eye for interiors is impeccable.  Yes, I do find it hard to believe Diane Keaton is actually pinning (although pinning is highly addictive) but even if it is someone in her close coterie of confidantes doing it for her the boards are still sublime.  My faves? Dog Day Afternoon, About Face and Product Placement.  You can visit her boards here and even better check out who she is following, a lot of the pinners on that elite list are not too shabby themselves and you may find yourself adding some new favorites to your follows.

And…I can’t believe no one is in a creative rut. Can everyone but myself, Michelle and Torrie need inspiration? Peeshaw, join us for some Inspiration Rx, you don’t need a fancy camera, your camera phone shall do, you don’t even need a computer write your prose on a bit of cocktail napkin and upload it, we are easy! It’s so much better when there’s more of us to join in!

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She recently re-located to sunny Seattle with her handsome husband and two pups, they are expecting a baby girl in December. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

PINTEREST LETTERING CURATORS

LETTERING CURATORS BESOTTED BLOGI have only done one other collective curator post and I do believe I wrote that I would never do it again; so interesting how never came so soon.  I have a long list of curators I want to get to, many your suggestions which I love to take on and of course to be introduced to.  I think I am just giddy with the way this week is progressing, all your wonderful comments on Molly’s new book (have you entered to win, yet?), knowing I have her interview to share with you tomorrow (she’s totally as amazing as you might think) and I am in the throes of an international rush lettering project that I agreed to because I am madly in love with the photographer, she’s just so talented that I knew I would be bemoaning the lost opportunity forever if I didn’t at least try to go for it. So, what I am saying is I have lettering on the brain and decided to introduce you to a few Pinterest curators that have collected some pretty inspiring lettering works.  I do hope you visit them!

top row: left:anika lacerte / center: lotte-marijn millar /right: project party studio

bottom row: left: elsje designs / center: javier munoz arjona / right: lindsey hansen

P.S. And I may or may not be planning a future Seattle calligraphy workshop with one of my fave people and calligraphers in October. Perhaps you may know of someone that may want to attend?  We are going to try to keep it intimate so each student gets the attention they deserve!

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She recently re-located to sunny Seattle with her handsome husband and two pups, they are expecting a baby girl in December. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

PINTEREST CURATOR OUI OUI STUDIO

PINTEREST CURATOR OUI OUI STUDIOS BESOTTED

I don’t hide my affection for the Scandinavian aesthetic and you will find the curators I choose often have that bent. I love the absence of color and the embracing of both graphic black & white and the soothing properties of white on its on and moody blacks, the soft neutrals and the love of natural textural elements (have you seen how many antlers are part of a Scandinavian bloggers homes?)  Also, there’s a love of typography and I could go on and on. I am so grateful for the internet that it has made it even more accessible to me (and you). Today, I wanted to introduce you to Netherlands based Oui Oui Studio, there are too many good boards to list here, but some of my faves are I heart neutrals and soft tonesI heart silver, I heart hats (such a good board!) and I heart DIY, some very chic ideas to inspire you.  Oui Oui Studio also has a blog that you may want to peruse, but if you can’t bear to visit another blog, do visit her boards and start re-pinning!

Today, I am going to get out of the apartment for a couple of hours and go on a mini field trip with Michelle of Creatocrat (my co-professor in Souvenir Foto School + a great curator). I am so happy to be able to get out and do a little exploring, but even more excited to finally be able to get out and shoot. I have barely picked up my camera in the last 5 months and I am feeling that it may not be like riding a bike and that I have forgotten how to use my camera! I don’t have a plan of what it is that I will be shooting, I am just going to allow myself to take in the adventure and try not to be too hard on myself.  If you are feeling a little stuck with your own photography inspiration Ez has posted some great prompts that should inspire you to  get out and start shooting!

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She recently re-located to sunny Seattle with her handsome husband and two pups. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

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