Tuesday, February 02, 2010

creative collections -1


"Ask and you shall receive" - I am overwhelmed by this incredible inspiration book circa 1995 sent to me by this gal. A former client and now a blogger and friend. Her philosophy is to add a little "Zhush" to your life.
I see shoes, orchids, candles, a child, chocolate, pretty legs and arms. I feel texture, shine, warmth, creativity. I smell goodness.
Babies, bags, not necessarily in any order, just symbolic of a wild life with a little gilt around the edges.
"You can improve your life expectancy by making changes today in how choose to live."
I see Zhush has added a little dose of Zen order. Thanks so much for sharing these
Authentic Inspirations. Creative Collections to be continued. Let's radiate, inspire and live an artful life.

18 comments:

QueenBeeSwain said...

hi! what is your email, I'll hop to!

thanks again :)

kHm

Kwana said...

Love this!

La Maison Fou said...

I too have a black big binder that houses all my collective images, it is funny how my range of inspirations has not really changed over the years, just evolved a bit!

I like the folder,

Leslie

pve design said...

Queen bee
pve at pve design dot com-

kwana,
hope you share your inspiration -- board or book or bag....
pve

la fou-
mine has evolved, less formal, a bit more minimal, but more trappings. guess that is life.
pve

The Zhush said...

Yes, I clearly had babies on the brain at the time! So many of those images still appeal to me 15 years later! This was a great creative exercise, thanks so much!

Karena said...

Okay I am staring my inspiration book today! Her 's are amazing ! This wil be fun!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Thanks for sharing, keep the inspiration coming!!!

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

I LOVE these inspiration images. I'm vowing to start a book more in this collage fashion - I never seem to find the time but I love these pages!! And, is that fabric by Seacloth? Or?
oxo Barbara

Purple Flowers said...

Great inspirations - so positive and uplifting!!

Mrs. Blandings said...

Now I want to do this, too. And I feel like the Quadrille fabric underneath the book is the universe's way of saying that one of their patterns is the right choice for my dining room. Kismet.

The Zhush said...

Hi! The pattern is by China Seas! I love it! Funny to think my inspiration pics were done in a time before blogs and the internet as we know it today. Who would have thought?

Hamptontoes said...

I've been living my from inspiration folder all morning...now that it's lunch and I can sit still for a few moments I'm catching up on my blogging world! Love this posting - continued inspiration!

Starfish and Sundresses said...

Ohh what great inspiration! The Quadrille fabric is one of my all-time favs too!

LindsB said...

So inspiring, I love all the colorful images!

VictoriaArt said...

I have been doing inspirational books for many years, some are still around, some have bitten the dust so to speak...
Right now it's more about fabrics, well designed pieces of all sorts, and a little fashion...
Love this book, she has her style!

XX
V.

Braque68 said...

Very Inspirational! this is one of my goals this year -to do a visualization board and work on my art journal every day. Life is truly what you make of it.

Living It At Home said...

Great inspiration here! Love that book, that would be fun to do for myself!

~jamilyn

DAM said...

While I probably shouldn't admit to this, I have similar books. It started out as a manila folder and then grew into two black leather bound sketch books.

When I ge ta lull or need a bit style direction I flip through it. Now with the blogging world we have "star" and links at our disposal and it's all online.