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January 30, 2014 8 Comments

So. I don't know about you, but personally, I don't love all the bey-shaming that's going on on Pinterest these days. At first I laughed when I saw that pin and thought nothing of it. But when my yoga teacher told us to meditate on it for a full 75 minute class, I realized I'd had enough.

"You have as many hours in the day as Beyonce" was probably meant to be inspiring. But, as someone who can't manage to get through a single to-do list ever, much less run a music empire, that statement is kind of defeating.

I mean, so what. 24 hours. We all have this gift every day. But you know what I don't have? Beyonce's talent. Time and talent are two things that exist in totally separate universes.

So I say, let's all take a moment to marvel at Beyonce, accept that none of us will ever achieve what she has and be happy that at least she exists to make our own average 24 hours that much more interesting.

That's my public service announcement, self-help mantra for the day. Stop beating yourself up on pinterest. Beyonce and I love you just the way you are.

Ps. a watercolor print of Beyonce would add a certain je ne sais quoi to that gallery wall you're working on

Posted in beyonce, fashion illustration, Inslee By Design, Inslee Haynes, The Sketch Book


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Jackie {York Avenue}
Jackie {York Avenue}

July 25, 2014

Inslee, you’re awesome. I kind of hate that pin and now I’m not ashamed to say so!

taylor
taylor

July 25, 2014

this is greeeeat :)

Marissa
Marissa

July 25, 2014

Hi, I’m a huge fan of your blog and I think your work is absolutely amazing… I just wanted to say that I believe that you have taken that quote entirely out of context. It was not meant to make a mockery of Beyoncé, but instead it’s meant to be encouraging. It’s saying that everyone has the same 24 hours in the day, she spends hers working hard to achieve her dreams and so can everyone else.

Karin
Karin

July 25, 2014

This is exactly her, it’s unreal! Stunning! And I hate that saying because Beyoncé has a lot of people that work for her, we all don’t have a full staff of assistants and staff on call!

Anyway! Love this. :)

Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

awww thanks colleen!

Colleen Carney
Colleen Carney

July 25, 2014

Umm, excuse me Inslee but you ARE as talented as Beyonce & personally your work resonates with me more than hers. Your artwork brings me total joy & you are making the world a more beautiful & happy place! Plus you are building your own empire custom designed for you on your terms. That is inspiring & something you should be extremely proud of! Xoxo

Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

thats a great way to think about it, marissa! thank you :)

nogagui
nogagui

July 25, 2014

Wonderful!!

http://nogagui.blogspot.com.es

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