day 18 - making what you don't see

flickr favorites

Some days aren't made for specific tangible work. Days like today are more about being inspired by the work of others.

Part of what I did today was go through my Pinterest boards, my Flickr favorites (photo above — look for all credits here), and the books and magazines that are on my night table or in the bag that I carry everywhere. And I sketched and sketched a whole lot.

This is a list of some of the materials I'm into at the moment (I'll be posting some reviews at the end of the month):
- Decorate by Holly Becker: I love, love this book! This one needs a post all of its own.
- Family Knits by Debbie Bliss: I love the simplicity of all the designs.
- Pulled: A Catalog of Screen Printing: I should've taken screeprinting in college... grrr.
- Latest edition of InsideOut magazine: it always makes it to the US stores about 2 months late—but I don't care—always love it
- Natural Patchwork - I still don't sew with any frequency (probably never will) but books like this one make me wish I did.

While I'm on reading materials...
Someone once asked me if I subscribe to any paper craft magazines or if I could recommend any. I'll tell you what I told her: I don't and I can't. I try not to look at them too frequently in the book stores, because I want my work to stay fresh and different. However, sometimes I do wish that there was a paper craft magazine that had more of a contemporary feel to it. I feel like what is on shelves right now only speaks in one voice. There is so much more to explore.

If I 'm totally honest... I know what it would look like and what kind of projects it would feature. I feel like it's needed—where do the non-scrapbookers and card makers fit in today's publications?

Just some random thoughts...

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This is part of a my 26 days of making series.

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