Monday, November 16, 2009

Stefanie at Brooklyn Limestone - Gifted Inspiration

If you haven't noticed lately I have been focused on Inspiration... I often find myself wondering why am I doing this?? What gets me inspired and keeps me inspired? Well, in my short blogging career I have been encouraged and inspired by seeing great things on blogs everyday- so Thank You ladies and gentlemen for all of your inspiring words and pictures!! I thought it might be fun to see who else is out their inspiring people.. So our first guest blogger in Gifted Inspiration Series is Stefanie from Brooklyn Limestone! I am so excited I am sure if you don't know her already you will be following along with her very very soon! She is an amazing photographer, refinisher, designer, world traveler etc... Love love her stuff! I asked a few questions and got a few answers...

Where do you find inspiration?

I wish I could give you some really coherent and clear answer to this but I don't have one. I don't really have any light bulb moments of inspiration. I generally get a little sprout of an idea in my head and then I'll refine it somewhat in my brain before trying it in real life. Sometimes it works, often times it doesn't.

What is your favorite or Dream vacation destination?

I have a very long list of dream vacation destinations that change on a regular basis. But right now, I think I'd like to try another location in Africa. Our trip to South Africa was so amazing its hard to imagine it could get better but I'd have to try. Kenya? Tanzania? Botswana? Do I really have to pick just one?

Why did you start your blog?

I started it mostly to document the renovation. I was never good about written diaries so I thought a public blog would keep me honest about updating regularly. The plan was to take the posts and put them in a bound book on my shelf. I never expected many people to read my blog nor did I expect to have it contain anything but renovation stuff. But its morphed into something different. It keeps me motivated to keep working on my little projects, to keep improving my photography skills, to share a few fun experiences in New York, etc. And guess what? I never did get around to making that renovation book. You know what they say about the best laid plans.

An item that is on your wish list for your home or yourself.

Right now, I'm really loving white ceramic novelty stuff like this monkey vase and this boot umbrella stand - Not very high brow, I just think they are fun yet beautiful.

Images from Stefanie of Brooklyn Limestone, Z. Gallerie and Bellacor

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  1. What a great interview! Just found you from Lisa Porters blog...I'm off to read some more of yours!

  2. Can't wait to read more from Stefanie's blog. The photo of the Ferris Wheel is beautiful. The colors are vivid and cheerful. It's so much fun to read what inspires others & get to know more about them. I am always curious. Great post!


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