|Quote from Rachel Ashwell's book, Shabby Chic Interiors.|
|Doodles from my notebook.|
|More ideas from my notebook.|
|Page ripped from Elle Decor Magazine, stapled in my notebook.|
|My butterfly calendar, note the colors.|
|My copy of Rachel's book full of classic inspiration.|
Why keep an art notebook? I keep a note book to catalog inspiration and my doodles. Ideas and inspiration have a tendency to fly out the window and get lost as fast as they came. I document ideas from other sources carefully giving credit where credit is due because it's never cool to plagiarize.
This morning I took 15 min.s for 'play time', as in Victoria Findlay Wolf's book, 15 Minutes of Play, Improvisational Quilts.
I got out my notebook and reviewed ideas and got out some scraps and worked out a few things.
The stage must be set.
Use what you have, where you are and some really amazing things can happen.