Five Days of Inspiration (Starts with a Seed) Day Four

Day Four:  Inspired by Pat McGrath

Did you see my post, “Get Outside The Box”? That post was all about being inspired. I believe if we are rarely amazed by anything, we are rarely inspired by anything.

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This is kind of a funny quote, but I love it. My husband says, “I’m fine with being the dumbest one in the bunch”. He says that, because it means he has the most potential for growth. It’s all too common for people to get comfortable and stay there. What I mean is, most will not venture out into things they may fail at. I believe failure can be a catalyst for success. When we continue to repeat the things we know we can succeed at, the rate of growth in minimal because we are not challenged. It’s good to venture out into uncharted territories, because the new task evokes courage, awareness, and fresh perspective. If the challenge is met with success… FANTASTIC, and if it is met with failure… even better yet. The cycle works like this: give yourself permission to stay challenged until the point of failure, then analyze what happened and what you would change, and then grow in your knowledge. Many times when we succeed at something we might not even be aware why, but when we fail we can usually pinpoint exactly what we should change.

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Above photo is Pat McGrath’s work, and the next photo is my replica. Hair, makeup, and photography are mine.

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These next images were created on the same day.

This look is Pat’s work created for Fall 2005 Ready-to-Wear John Galliano on Lily Donaldson.

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This is my hair, makeup, and photographic recreation.

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I was terrified to take on this challenge. I admire all of Pat’s work, and the idea of recreating it (knowing that she would see it), made me shake in my boots. Once I got started I was a woman obsessed. Tomorrow’s series of four images also happened in one day, for the same contest, created on one model.

Stay tuned and stay inspired!

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