In yesterday’s post I talked about Generous Sharers and SARK is probably the first, most original and unique Generous Sharer to inspire me.
I came across SARK’s book Inspiration Sandwich way back in the 90’s. I had never seen anything like it before.
As the name Inspiration Sandwich suggests, I devoured that book. It was as though SARK was speaking directly to me and I felt she had given me permission. Permission to be creative, to write whatever I wanted to, to play with colour, to have fun and most of all to be myself.
Inspiration Sandwich was like a cross between a journal, a storybook (or book of stories), a self-help book, an art journal – and more. Most of all it was exactly what it said it was: a source of inspiration.
SARK was doing what I wanted to do. Writing and getting published. Sharing her soul, her doodles, her life.
I LOVED that book – and loved this beautiful writer, artist and sharer who called herself SARK.
Leaf through any of SARK’s books and it’s like entering a magical wonderland. I love the ones that are covered in SARK’s own handwriting and doodles. Beautiful line drawings, or rainbow illustrations, all full of life, energy and fun.
When I first read Inspiration Sandwich I felt as though I was peeking into SARK’s personal journal and I probably was.
I knew, as I read, that I was getting more than just a peek into SARK’s life. I was getting her heart and soul. That’s what generous sharers do so well.
I cannot physically hand you any of SARK’s magical books and, because of copyright, I cannot show you her colourful and beautiful images. So I thought I’d share a video of her instead.
Here is Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy giving a TED Talk. Thank you SARK for sharing so much of yourself. You continue to inspire me.