Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Inspiration Book

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I love magazines. Love them. One day a few years back, I noticed that my pile of magazines in the corner was getting unmanageable, so I came up with the idea of cutting out the pictures that I liked and recycling the rest. I've been doing it ever since.

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I have fun with my Inspiration book. Sometimes I make little collages and other pages are sentimental. Mostly, it is full of images that strike me in some way.

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I have this daydream about my book. It is that someday some famous designer will move to Marysville (yup, it's a daydream) and they will become great friends with me and want to decorate my house. I will be able to pull out my book and say "this is what I like" and I will have the most amazing, unique house!

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I do think it's important for people who are artistic to keep something like this. It helps us to understand what our true aesthetic is. Before I started keeping this book, I really didn't know that I was such a fan of muted colors (blue in particular) and that I loved primitive pieces and things that remind me of the Heartland so much.

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So that's a little look into my Inspiration Book. If you don't already have one, start one of your own. Over on Bloom there is a great post about her scrap books. Get thee a book and start to paste!

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10 comments:

Roxanne said...

I have quite a few books too and a binder full of articles and how-toos. You're right it's one of the most important thing I have ever made.

ImplausibleYarn said...

That's a great idea! I seem to have acquired a pile of magazines that I've been wondering how to manage. Now I wonder what it will reveal about me.

Jane said...

Your inspiration book is a lot nicer than mine - mine is a boring old school notebook....filled more with to-do's than inspiration! Great idea.

Lupie said...

I'm so glade you found my group on Ravelry Lesser Known Skeins.
You will have a great time reading and commenting on all the great blogs.
I will visit and comment on your blog often.

The Crane Family said...

You're too artsy to have been a doctor...

Good idea on the collages. I had to do that in high school for psychology and always thought I should do it again. Maybe I shall now...

Erin Wallace said...

Susan, you of all people should know that I was a doctor!!! Buy yeah, I like writing and art and knitting and photography much more. It feels like it comes from my bones. I LOVED the families that came to see me and helping the kids get well, but all the political bs and the paperwork and potential for malpractice cases and all of that (oh, and I HATED my pager!!!) I can live without forever!

Olga said...

I love how you match the colors - it looks very beautiful alltogether...

mary LeMaster said...

This is pretty amazing Erin. I love the idea. I have had to put alot of my artistic side away with having the 4 kids, but this seem so easy and the pics you posted are beautiful and seems like you have learned alot about yourself!!!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

These look great!I use my blogs in the same way, and it's so nice to hear that they inspire other people too.

Pretty Mommy said...

What a great idea! I just end up with magazine pages floating all over my cluttered house!

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