Thursday, September 11, 2008

MY CREATIVE JOURNEY - week 36 continued

The assignment from last week was to do a "recipe book" - essentially a journal or notebook of things that inspire us. I finished my notebook. I had some paper towels and small bits of fabric from cleaning up after a monoprinting session and they reminded me of fire. You can't see it very well from this picture but I also stitched "flames" in with metallic varigated thread. I think of the things that inspire me as igniting a fire of creativity. Seemed appropriate. So, here is the notebook. All the pages are painted so I'm ready to put in stuff from my inspiration bulletin board to start with and then see where it goes from there!

The added plus to this color and theme is that it will soon be fall and these colors fit in just perfectly!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Was rather thoughtful when I read this one. The title is Creative Space. The idea is to set aside a creative area of some kind for yourself. Well, I have my studio so that is a done deal. However, after several deadline projects lately it is a HUGE mess. Sooooooo, I decided my completion of this card would be to clean it up a bit at least.

The problem with cleaning my studio is that I come across something and the creative juices start flowing and I get side-tracked making something new!!! HA! But,I will make a concerted effort this week to see if I can make a dent at least. But in the meantime I have three other projects in process so it will probably never be spotless. (Not sure I would want it to be!)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


I LOVE the card I chose for this week! The title of the card is "Recipe Book". It rather confused me when I first read it. But it is, for me, a really cool idea!

The concept is to keep a recipe book of things that inspire you. Here's why I love it! I have an inspiration cork board but it gets too full too fast! NOW I can put a lot of that wonderful stuff into a journal!!!!! I can hardly wait to get started!! I just happen to have a journal or two sitting around!!! no really...............I truly do.................. Don't know if that is a good thing or just sad??

Here is a picture of my inspirations bulleting board. Later this week I'll post a picture of my Inspiration Journal!!