Inspiration! Stay Present, Pixellated Installation Art, Gender Fluid Ballet, and More!

A roundup of inspirational things, from powering through obstacles to pixel-inspired installation art.
This Week's "I want to go to there": I want to do something that is safe but a little scary. (Only a LITTLE scary!)
Photo by Ian Froome.

Sticking With It
"If you abandon the thing that you’re passionate about at the moment you hit that first obstacle, you shouldn’t be making films. You have to get through it to figure things out, and that’s a very interesting aspect of the work itself. I find one of the most interesting parts of making a film how different it would be if you just had an idea and executed it. Even having made a fiction film where in some ways you have an idea and you execute it, I think it was still important to stay present to what the situation I had created was, and respond to it."
-Natalie Almada in The Creative Independent
She is talking about filmmaking, but let's be honest. She's talking about life. Stay present with the situation we create and respond to it.

Pixellated Installation Art

I love this installation art piece by Quintessenz. It's simply painted mesh squares and it creates this incredibly three-dimensional, pixellated look.

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Gender Fluid Ballet

Chase Johnsey is a ballerina who is gender fluid. Love this mini-documentary on the BBC about their work.

If any world needs to have gender roles shaken up, it's ballet! Go, Chase, go!

Cling to Each Other
"One must say Yes to life, and embrace it wherever it is found--and it is found in terrible places... For nothing is fixed, forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock. Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have. The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out."
—James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
That last sentence! Oooooh boy!

Things for Women to Avoid

I got a kick out of this list of six things working women should pretend they can't do. It includes doing other people's dishes and planning parties.

Body Control

These body isolations are incredible!

True or false?

I think probably false, but I like to think about it.

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