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I post daily (photos of my journal pages, things that inspire me and personal bits and pieces) to inspire and encourage others. I have always believed that if I can do it, so can you.

You'll find resources (my favorite supplies, books, slideshows of my art journal pages, favorite bloggers, etc...) listed along the right hand side of my blog.

I've been teaching both in person and online workshops for more than twenty years. You can find out more about my classes by scrolling down along the right hand side of my blog. I strive to make classes accessible to everyone (both beginner to advanced).

I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Inspiration Files

Last year my friend, Darcy made me a luscious, layered folder from paper and tape. I knew right away what I would do with it!

I use my folder as an inspiration file. I gather and clip articles, photos, images and things that interest me. It's a quick and easy way for me not only to store favorite bits and articles, but also something light that I can bring with me on the go when I want reading material.

I don't have any wall space in my living room (a.k.a. art area), so, I'm limited with what I can hang up. However, my kitchen is my pinboard. I hang artwork from friends and artists I love. There's art everywhere including inside (and outside) of the kitchen cabinets. Everywhere you look in the kitchen there's something special to me that makes me smile.

Tomorrow night at 7 p.m. PST, I'm going to post some books that I have for sale. They're all collage books (so far). Books in, books out. Still sticking to it.

Do you have an inspiration file of some sort?


Catherine Witherell said...

That's a happy kitchen I'll bet!

Thanks for your comment Kelly. You made me smile. xo

Sandy said...

I have a board on the wall and I switch it out when I get tired of looking at it. I don't really have a file to take with me and I have a file in my head. That does sound strange doesn't it. I collect images as we travel that I remember that made me smile or reminded me of something. Great idea.

scj said...

Sounds like a great idea for the kitchen! I'd love to see some pics of it too, if you're able. I have postcards of places I love on my kitchen walls and funnily enough just this morning I took them down feeling the need for something new!

Laura said...

This folder is fab, your kitchen sounds lovely :) I have a huge notice board in our kitchen which we pin all our favourite photos too, nights out with friends etc, which i love. But inspiration is all over my hous, favourite artists painting, loads of photos and lots of things everywhere from all the countries we have travelled too

Desert Mermaid said...

I have a visualization wall (an entire wall) in my studio ... pin stuff up and spend lots of time before it, contemplating, moving things around. As things come down, they go into a folder, and when I have enough things in the folder, I sew them all together into a visualization journal.