First, I want to say that I’ve certainly deviated from the intentions I vowed in my first post. I said I would try to post every day, but it’s shaking out to once a week, isn’t it? I also said I wouldn’t be posting much of my own work, but it seems like that’s almost all I’m doing! Please leave a comment and let me know if this is OK or if you would rather see more inspiration from other people (like the sidewalk artist or Michael DeMeng links). I can take this in any direction you want! In the meantime, I’ll show you a baby shower card I threw together last night. I’m not particularly happy with it, but it serves the purpose. This is for my cousin’s son and daughter-in-law who are expecting their first child around Christmas. The baby shower is today—they know it’s a boy.
I also found another bit of inspiration while blurfing this morning (love that word!). There is nothing artsy or crafty about this site, but it’s certainly inspirational! Corey Amaro is an American living in France with her French husband, and she blogs about her experiences there. I’ve always wanted to visit France, so I find her photos especially inspiring. Her blog entry for today talks about “brocante.” I had no idea what this word means, so I found a handy-dandy online French to English translator and checked it out. “Brocante” means “second-hand goods.” doesn’t brocante sound so much more romantic?
If you want even more inspiration, check out Tim Holtz’ blog (there’s a link to the right). He has a couple of fun videos up—one from his recent art cruise to Mexico with Wendy Vecchi (pics on her blog, too—Studio 490, also to the right), and another one from his trip to Japan last month. Enjoy!