AMY - amy@thehareandthehart.com
Currently inspired by:

A recent trip to the Cotswolds, John’s letters in the New Testament, friends and family who are so very encouraging, my stack of UK-edition Country Living magazines, and the beautiful authenticity of my adopted hometown, Tallahassee

Favorite movies/TV shows:
 You’ve Got Mail, Les Miserables, A Good Year, and Call the Midwife… Oh -- and This is Us

Best part of my job:
The limitless possibilities for creativity… and, of course, working with my “besties” – my daughter and husband

Books on my bedside table:
3 Agatha Raisin mysteries from the library, The E-Myth Revisited, The Bible, The Artist’s Way, The Little Paris Bookshop, and my prayer journal

Music playing in my car:
Either the local classical music station or streaming Pandora (favorite stations are: Carla Bruni, She and Him, George Ezra, and The Avett Brothers)

Lesser-known talent:
Hmmmm… I can touch my nose with the tip of my tongue. Is that a talent?

Hanging on a favorite wall in my home:
On a wall below the eaves in my studio is a white linen rag bunting strung behind a cord onto which I clip rough drafts of our current projects, so basically it’s a rotating gallery of works in progress with a fun background. (And it checks off both boxes of William Morris’ quote, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”)

If I could be surrounded by only three colors they would be:
Bird’s egg blue, a light gray that is neither too blue nor too beige, and just a wee pop of dark red

Emma Watson, Emma Thompson, or Emma Stone?
My girl, Emma Thompson!

MADDIE
Currently Inspired by:
Impressionist paintings, mountains, Japanese films, folk art, mystery stories (specifically, Nancy Drew,) my family and my boyfriend because they work hard and always look on the bright side of things, and my dog, Millie.

Favorite movies/TV shows:
Beginners by Mike Mills, The Immortal Story by Orson Welles, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Princess Mononoke by Hayao Miyazaki

Books currently on my bedside table:
Collected Poems of Emily Dickenson, A Year in Japan by Kate T. Williamson, Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Music playing through my car speakers:
It really varies, but I'd say the thing that plays the most is Gregory Alan Isakov

Lesser-known talent:
Writing lists for everything

Hanging on a favorite wall in my home:
A painting of Mt. Fuji that my Gramps painted when he was 14 years old and living in Japan.

Best part of my job:
Seeing my family!

If I could be surrounded by only three colors they would be:
Blue, green, and orange!

Emma Watson, Emma Thompson, or Emma Stone.
Emma Watson!

CHRIS
Currently inspired by:

Entrepreneurs...everywhere!

Favorite movies/TV shows:
When I’m watching with Amy, which is most of my “watching time”...see Amy’s list!  When I’m watching alone, the list is somewhat different, and usually randomly selected featuring: college athletes, Russell Crowe, Denzel Washington, Bill Murray, Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise or Will Smith.

Best part of my job:
No suit.  No tie.  No problem!

Books on my bedside table:
My Southern Journey by Rick Bragg, The Bible, The Monocle Guide to Good Business, The Wit & Wisdom of Winston Churchill

Music playing in my car:
Carla Bruni, Vivaldi, She & Him, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, George Ezra or Simple Minds

Lesser-known talent:
I can make a pretty loud and accurate water drop sound (this particular “talent” was developed in middle school but perfected in high school!).

Hanging on a favorite wall in my home:
Amy’s ability to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary, is on full display in our living room.  She had two old family postcards from 1911 blown up to portrait size and then framed them.  They hang on the wall directly opposite my favorite reading chair...and I love them.  They are like two texts of love and friendship from a bygone era.

If I could be surrounded by only three colors they would be:
Blue, gray, brown

Emma Watson, Emma Thompson, or Emma Stone?
I’m pretty sure I’m showing my age here...Emma Thompson!