I've been desperately wanting a dedicated workspace in our living room to work on my drawing, sewing and crafting. We carved out an area by pushing our couch away from the wall. A trip to Ikea and some allen-wrenching later, I had my new workspace.
The first thing I did was take the opportunity to slog through a collection of design magazines, and edit what I wanted to keep. I purged mercilessly, and only kept the good stuff. (And yes, this included a photo of Wonder Woman as shown below).
Some items were to remember specific patterns, color, pieces of furniture, silver painted radiators, indoor tents or inspiration for things to make. Other items were cut out because they make me want to create. Create, in whatever sense that may be. Knit. Sew. Draw. Paint. Etc.
I felt so professional sitting at my little desk, facing towards the room. It made me remember rearranging my bedroom at midnight or after school as a third grader. One time, I changed my desk so that it was facing the doorway to my bedroom. I set it up like my teacher's desk, and even hung a poster of a dog on the front of it. I guess that gene was always present.
This page below shows you some of the material items I would most like to have (furniture wise). Believe me, there are chandeliers and glitter aplenty in my books. For a girl who rarely wears jewelry, I find that amusing.
I've been wanting to create these books for awhile. They're cheap Target photo albums with the plastic sticky sleeve to keep things in. It was fun to group the cuttings by color or just put things together haphazardly.
I must say, it's even more fun to look at them and dream about the things you want to do. Or make. Someday.
What do you do when you need inspiration?