Linen, mattress ticking, avocado green, tea towels, vintage yellow, corduroy . . . the list of materials I find inspiring is endless. No feeling quite matches the inner joy of scoring yards of vintage fabric at a thrift store or rummage sale. Modern day treasure hunting, I tell ya. Some fabrics have sat, neatly folded, for months as I admire their beauty and journeys, awaiting the day I'm ready to cut into their story-filled threads.
|My Inspiration Board|
I fill my sewing room with other inspirationals as well . . . pieces of art, my own goals in writing, thank you notes from and dear friends to remind me that my hands' work touches the hearts of others. As I slowly piece together my sacred space, the nest where joy grows and life fulfillment is nurtured, I surround myself in all all that fosters such happiness.
To collect these blessed mementos, I constructed an Inspiration board (for free) a few months back. Two cork boards found on Freecycle, different heights, but exact same widths, served as the base. Jimmyredhed screwed brackets into the back to reinforce the boards as one piece (I did not remove the frames). Using an industrial stapler, I attached a jute remnant tucked away in my fabric collection. We attached a hanging wire to the covered frame and soon my showcase was on full display.
|My Inspiration Board -- left side|
Although, the pieces may be displayed for only a short time, I would like to share these snapshots that make me smile (and keep my studio organized).
|My Inspiration Board -- right side
Some of my current inspirations include ::
Additionally, I have an 'Inspiration Folder' saved on my computer in which I save awe-inspiring images.
|My Inspiration folder in iphoto
What is inspirational to you in these winter days?