Monday, April 7, 2014

A Closer Look :: Inspiration Board

As mentioned yesterday, I wanted to share with you a little bit about what I have chosen to include on my new inspiration board with a few detail shots. :)

Okie dokie, let's start with the top half of the board. And, just so you know, I am going to skip some things and just tell you about the some of the more special items. Not everything on here has a story worth mentioning! :D

~ The little spider web in the left corner used to be a Christmas ornament. It was always one of my favorites to put on the tree every year, and the whole thing is covered in glitter. The little spider body is a seashell actually. A couple of years ago, my mom gave it to me to put on my own Christmas tree. Little did she know, M and I are usually too lazy to even put up a tree (gotta be honest!) so this little guy has a permanent residency in my office instead. I'm secretly hoping he will keep the REAL spiders away, and so far, so good!

~ Next we have another gift from my mom, a copper plate that says, "Be bold & mighty forces will come to your aid."

~ Carousel Card. A couple of years ago, I became mildly obsessed with carousels.... no idea why, but if I saw something with some sort of carousel image, I had to have it (this is actually still true :D). I also really love the sentiment on this card, "May you be happy always."

~ I am a very firm believer that I am responsible for the direction of my life. I have the power to make any dream come true, and to change anything that doesn't work for me. This is why I love this quote, "Dream your dreams with open eyes and make them come true." I will never be a victim of circumstances.

~ See that adorable little skeleton key? I have had that thing for 20 years, through countless moves and everything! I received it just before starting first grade at The Waldorf School on Whidbey Island, a very weird yet endearing "alternative" school that I attended for about half of the year. I don't remember learning a single academic thing, but I do remember making my own knitting needles and beginning to learn to knit! Oh, and also making little beeswax figures to accompany some local "legend" that a prince buried treasure in the woods behind the school (which we went to go find, and instead found a giant bee's nest.... shiver...). Needless to say, it's probably a good thing that I am naturally pretty intelligent because I lost a few months of my education while I was there. :) I had an incredibly fun time there however, and what little kid doesn't like the idea of a little fantasy?

~ Couple of keshis!! The one on the left is an image of Demetra, printed on the back of one my business cards. She is currently living with my grandmother on Whidbey Island. :) The two on the right are creations from the FABULOUS Brigitte of Zombuki fame. She is my ultimate inspiration for beginning to play around with my very own version of the kokeshi doll and I will forever be a fan of her amazing work!

If you have any other questions about some of the things I didn't mention, feel free to ask! I hope you enjoyed a little glimpse into what keeps me inspired, and stay tuned for a proper "studio tour" coming up soon!



  1. Love this! It looks very mermaidish to me. <3

    1. Thank you! :) I'm really pleased with how it turned out!

  2. Love the frame - was it a mirror before? You are so very talented. xxoo Carol

    1. Thank you so much! It was actually a frame from IKEA... they have a black version that is a mirror, but the white version is just a regular old frame! And it's actually plastic, so it is nice and lightweight. :)


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