I was perusing my inspiration journal yesterday morning, looking for some pretty colors to inform my next knitting project. I just love this bedroom with the Cabbages and Roses wallpaper. I could see Juniorette and me fighting over who gets to do her room like this when we find a house!
Inspiration journaling is a wonderful way to consolidate all of those magazines that are lying around (you should have a look under our bed!) What it does, really, is give you a concentrated version of a magazine designed by you with all of your very favorite things. You will NEVER get tired of looking at them!
This little swatch of plaid reminds me of the A-line Thakoon parka and Anthropologie shorts, both of which I love but are quite pricey. I think this will definitely influence an upcoming knitting design! When I started these journals a few years ago I had no idea that I liked flowers so much. They started showing up on every other page, as did mid century modern accents, bold Scandinavian prints, and shades of oatmeal and vanilla. Me? Oatmeal and vanilla? It's true. And encouraging quotations find their way in, as do snapshots and kid art.
When starry skies were repeatedly showing up in my inspiration journal, I realized that I missed stargazing. I love the night sky. I downloaded Star Walk and have been fascinated by it. I love locating satellites. Makes for great spy stories with the kiddles.
And who would have thought a bright yellow silk curtain could be so darned perfect? I believe this image is from Living Etc - not positive, though.
Inspiration journals are also a wonderful way to log recipes, plan a re-decoration of your house, or just help you to realize goals. Goals that are visualized are much more likely to be realized than if they remain in the cobwebs of your brain. Permanent Magenta and I will be giving a workshop on inspiration journaling this fall. If you're in Rhode Island or New England, I do hope you'll come. Watch this space for details, and have a wonderful weekend.! Xoxoo Pink