I've been inspired lately to document my daily life more. Get back into scrapbooking, in a sense. Making my art personal. Bought this new scrapbook and Elsie's recipe box of inspiration to get me on the right track.
Speaking of documenting everyday life. Ali Edwards is leading a Week in the Life project on her blog. This is the scene I found in my home when I peeked out from working on this post.Here are the projects they were working on. Lowell filling out his calendar for September, of course remembering to put "Lowell's Birthday" on there and Chloe drawing pictures. These are the moments of my day that I want to photograph and remember; the "ordinary moments" that are so fleeting. Here are some newly published books chock full of inspiration. My friend Julie Collings has an amazing new book out called Pretty Little Felts. She has a variety of wonderful projects that are unique and beautiful, so true to her style. My sister gave me Taking Flight by Kelly Rae Roberts for my birthday. It is a must have for the creative journey. I was thrilled to find this brand new book Folk Art Halloween by Bethany Lowe. She is one of my very favorite artists for vintage-inspired Halloween decor. That's what's been inspiring me lately. What about you?
Finally, I wanted to share this lovely estate sale find from last weekend called "Girls Book of Treasures". It was published in 1899 and is so fun to read. Makes me want to create my own book of treasures.
P.S. By the time I finished this post the above scene had transformed into an oatmeal "sparkle" angel-making party. Ahh..kids.