Pens, paper, paints, sewing machine, bits of inspiration and a cozy shawl. I feel all Tasha Tudor when I quiet myself here.
I'll often open the little window that looks down towards Panther Creek, even in winter, just so I can hear the creek's soothing melody. In the evening I'll light a candle that sits on the windowsill, a one small beacon of light shining into the forest darkness. Here, in these still moments, my soul is full wide open to creative impulse. Do you have a special place, just your own? I'd love to hear all about it!
While in my little nook recently I was unexpectedly and oddly inspired by the mail. I noticed the colorful patterned insides of business envelopes I had gotten. The bills however did nothing for me! ;) and then I came up with this humdinger of an idea.
A little snip, flip and bit of red stitching up two sides and I had a handful of new pretty recycled envelopes. And a small quick creative boost for fortification during these busy days.
Summer is almost fully here. I'm sure many of you are pretty much full steam ahead with over-brimming schedules, summer plans, and with a creative tank near Empty.
From one friend to another, if this is your situation too, let me offer you a bit of refreshment to get you through.
- Kelly Rae Roberts. Kelly Rae's collages are amazing. Try not to be captured by her long necked ladies looking inquisitively.
- Robin Luciano Beaty. Robin's encaustic art has me smitten. I guess I love the added dynamic of using wax, heat gun, hammer, and a torch?, grrr...
- Dana Tanamachi. I have an infinite love for typography. Dana takes it back to black and white, and school all over with her phenomenal chalk board art.
~*wishing you moments of pure creative joy*~