BY EDDY TAIT
You know that feeling when you start talking about something that inspires you? Your voice climbs higher in pitch and words spill from your mouth a little quicker. Your heart races and find yourself smiling uncontrollably. That feeling right there is special and it’s more often than not – it’s contagious.
These symptoms of undeniable inspiration are what I felt at a recent Cork & Chroma Content Team meeting. We conducted an exercise where each team member had to share three Instagram accounts we love to follow and why. In sharing our musings, it felt like we were exposing a part of ourselves that others may not usually see. It was like looking through each other’s inspiration binoculars for a moment. Our personalities were clearly on show and I found myself thinking, ‘Oh yeah, I can see why that would inspire you, Erin. I love that about you!’.
As a creative team, it was gratifying to see the variety of ways we fuel our inspiration and this created a unique connection between us. I left the meeting feeling invigorated, inspired and with a list of new accounts to explore. As Chloé said, ‘There’s something really nice about sharing things that you like with like-minded others.’
We’ve compiled the list of Instagram accounts shared for you to peruse below – a delightful mix of quirky, artistic, informative, personal and empowering content to indulge in. So, without further ado – from one creative to another, I hope you find yourself a generous dose of inspiration, right here.
Sarah Stieber is a contemporary visual artist based in the U.S., known for her electric, bold, hyper-realistic style of painting.
Female Positivity is an account dedicated to circulating positive, inspirational, motivational and hilarious content for all people who identify as female.
Sheléa is an American soulful singer, songwriter, musician, talented producer and actress.
She rollerblades in high heels… need I say more? Marawa is a writer, photographer, artist and videographer, who also happens to hold 12 Guinness World Records.
Jimmy Paul, is a Dutch fashion designer creating bold, colourful, textured and visually compelling visions for the catwalk.
The New Yorker Magazine, a world-renowned literary magazine since 1925. Here you’ll find a visual account of intellectually-inspired content.
Delvene Cockatoo-Collins creates deconstructed and earthy ceramics, woven sculptures and handprinted homewares on North Stradbroke Island, Australia.
Jess Swan Art is an abstract, mixed media artist hailing from Western Australia.
Majestic Disorder is an arts culture magazine and creative agency bridging the ancient and modern.
Real Ta Daan is a global media company devoted to contemporary craftsmanship.
Katie Jones, is a British colour lover, crochet designer and tutor.