Monday, April 19, 2010

On "Julie & Julia", sort of.

In case you haven't seen or heard of it, "Julie & Julia" is a movie based on the true stories of American chef Julia Child (who learned to cook in Paris) and Julie Powell, a New York woman who took on the cooking (and blogging about) of all of the recipes in Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, in 2002-03 (blog link on this project in sidebar).

I saw this movie last night, while knitting my BFL worsted Hoodie (my lastest main project), and found myself enchanted by it.  My mother had told me that the film was lovely.  Well, she likely didn't use the word "lovely", but that was spirit of it.  I had heard plenty of great reviews as well, so was prepared to like it.  And I did.  What I was not prepared for was... inspiration.  The film really sparked up the creative juices in me.  I also felt envious of the great idea - cooking and blogging which then led to a book and a film - good work, Julie!

Why does it often feel like it's all been done?  What's new for us who need to be creative?  How do we find ideas that haven't been explored?

Still, I'm going to explore this creative spark, alongside the yarn & fibre dyeing and knitting.  Something non-fibre, or somewhat fibre-based.  Hmm.

In the meantime, I will have both the books of Julie and Julia to read in the next month.  I may even try to cook a few of the recipes from Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

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