Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Inspiring Blogs: Quaint Handmade

Quaint Handmade

If you don't know this blog you have to go and check it out! I love the beautiful photos, the my favorites features, and mostly every time Cindy writes about her home city, I besides thinking how I really want to visit, I make mental notes about what I could do, when I manage to go.
I feel in love with Quaint end of last year when Cindy posted photos of the Christmas Windows all over New York. I really loved doing this interview, because it gave me another aspect about this talented creative Gal.  A very inspiring blog indeed!

Tell us who you are and what do you do outside the blogging world?

I'm Cindy and work in marketing in NYC. In my prior careers, I worked in professional services and had my own handmade stationery business based on my watercolor illustrations.

How did you start blogging?

I had been reading blogs for years and never really thought I could sustain one creatively. I'm still not sure ;). In early 2008, Erin from Design for Mankind included inspiration boards from my husband Scott and me in her e-zine and people seemed to like them, which was neat. I had also been worrying that we didn't have a lot of photo albums or scrapbooks over the years and thought it was a nice way to record some of our activities. I really never dreamed we would meet so many amazing people like yourself through our blog. It's been incredibly encouraging creatively and I'm quite sure I wouldn't have discovered photography as an art form without it.

What do you blog about?

I write about life with my dear husband Scott and I also love to make things and take photographs. According to Malcolm Gladwell in his book The Tipping Point, I'm a bit of an 'information maven', so I mention things I find that might be interesting to others, too. Our blog is definitely evolving and it is one of the few activities I've done without a lot of pre-planning and I'd like to keep it that way. After all, it is a personal blog, so it would be kind of weird to create an editorial calendar for our lives.

What inspires you?

I find a lot of inspiration just living in NYC and in anything from Top Gear to the Museum of Modern Art. Most of my inspiration comes from my very talented blogging friends, the incredible handmade community and Flickr. As you can tell from the photos, I also really love flowers, so that's a pretty standard inspiration, almost like air.

Thank you, Cindy!!


Cindy said...

thank you very much for including quaint in your inspiring blog series. i might never actually get to visit cape town, but i enjoy learning about it from your inspiring blog. xo, cindy

please sir said...

Lovely interview - I'm always inspired by Cindy's photos and words!

Leciawp said...

Great interview! And beautiful photos.

Anonymous said...

I've not come across her blog before. Thanks for the recommendation, I'm going to check her out now!

Bonbon Oiseau said... nice to get to know cindy a little better--great interview!!! (hey i have that paul arden book too! heehehe)

aimee said...

cindy's work is spectacular - i can almost always recognize a photo of hers when i see it. i didn't know she did watercolor illustrations! hope she'll share some with us one of these days - i'd love to see them.

hmstrjam said...

i love Cindy! So glad I stumbled across your article! Her photographs are so beautiful and I agree with aimee I can definitely recognize her work when I see it! plus i always remember her as the photographer in brooklyn who watches Top Gear- and that is pretty cool in itself! yay cindy!


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