My He(ART)-Full Life



Tuesday, April 19, 2011

b. inspired

(archival print available here!)
Like most of us...I am always on the lookout for inspiration but...you know how it goes! Days get filled up and I get so tired and before you know it...all those projects I wanted to do...just forgotten. Well, these past few days I decided to just...do it! I completed the painting above for my studio...to remind mySELF that being inspired is a conscious choice; one that I can nurture and make space for.

*I bought this little shelf for a steal at the junkie-junk store! It is a heavy piece of wood and I suspect it was handmade for a child. It is just perfect to store and display all my pretties (flowers, buttons, ribbons). It had been sitting in the garage forever and...this is what I did with it...

I removed the door...added a little bit of paint and...here it is...hanging in my studio!

*close-up

*Here's the door I removed ...some paint, pretty patterned paper and a clear doorknob from Home Depot transformed it completely. I had planned on putting it in my studio but Tara loved it so much...I added it to her play area!

*this is an idea that...I think I got from decor8...oh! months ago! I just tied some twine across an empty frame (that I distressed) and hung one of Tara's drawings. You can also use it for photos, biz. cards etc. Isn't it just so cute...and super easy to do!

* a few things that are inspiring me lately...
-this blog here has the most amazing ideas! If only I could sew this well!
- I just found out about this artist and...am going to order her book...right now!
-I have an interview with this amazing woman...posting it next week!
-I want to take this ecourse...when I get some time!
*And I also want to thank Rita Banerji for writing a post about me here!

5 comments:

peggy aplSEEDS said...

good for you! i know what you mean about getting too busy and tired for projects and then when you decide to, they get done!

Diane said...

Okay, so now you're inspiring me!!
I just got that book last week-but haven't had time to really read it, but I didn't know that she had a blog with her wonderful artwork--thank you for that!!
Love what you did with the storage unit!

rama said...

Wow! All the items displayed are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Rama.

laurie said...

i love what you did with this shelf. i have been working on some "found objects" lately (if only i could just paint all day!!!) very inspiring.

kelly said...

I love that frame idea, and what a great junkie junk find. :)