Sunday, November 15, 2009

Weekend Update

On Friday evening I always have big ideas about what I am going to get done over the weekend. But then, come Saturday morning, all I really want to do is curl up in a sunny spot and rest. This has been especially true this weekend, as the weather has been unusually sunny and warm.

I have been ridiculously slack lately at getting things posted. Work has been very busy and I don't have a computer at home, so I'm left trying to find time to fit a post in here and there. But today I came to mom's to use her computer because I miss you guys. I read your posts. But it's just not the same if I'm not posting, too. I miss the interaction. And, today, I want to share something different with you.

Inspiration boards have become a very popular subject lately. I love to see other people's inspiration and I'm sure you do, too. Interestingly, I have been making inspiration "pages" for years. I put together small collages in a little book that I made in high school. I keep boxes and folders full of magazine clippings, waiting to be edited and compiled. These collages are my own personal escape. They are something that I do for myself and I don't often share them with others. But, seeing as you are an appreciative crowd, I thought I would share a few of them with you.





These are three of the more feminine and sparkly collages in my collection. I'm not a huge fan of tons of bling in real life, but I love the way gems look when piled up on paper. The images come from years and years of random magazine addiction. The photos aren't great, but I hope you can pick out all the images and words.
I think I have also mentioned my enormous collection of fashion photography before. Maybe one day I will give you a glimpse of those, too. One reason that I enjoy these collages so much is that they are just for me. There are no expectations from others like there is for my art and design projects. Does that make sense? No one asks about or questions these things. But everyone wants to pick apart and give opinions on and tell me what I should do with my paintings and designs. Do you have anything like that? Something that you do just for yourself? A creative outlet that demands nothing more than your own heart? I would love to hear about it.
I hope you have had a restful weekend. I hope to see you more often this week! And I hope you find time to do something just for you.
xoxo ~Jo~

3 comments:

Elise said...

I love these, Jo. I always think I'm going to do it and rip the pictures out of magazines, but don't do anything with them and when I have a fit of cleaning, I throw them out. I love the idea of them though.

What I did do for a few years is cut of pictures of celebrities when I liked what they were wearing or how their hair was, using that as inspiration. I've got a couple of notebooks full of pictures of Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba and Jennifer Aniston. They look like some kind of weird stalker study-book but it's just because I like their clothes... honest.

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Apt. #34 said...

Love those. Wish I could spend a whole weekend with my tear sheets!