Saturday, January 2, 2010

Road Trip

So, I start with looking at someone's blog, usually an artist or designer's.  Today it was nosideup, I had just purchased this print 'Jo' as a birthday present

Her shop is full of beautiful artwork, some of my other favourites are


and 'Buns and Combs'

From the Nosideup blog I followed a link to Keri Smith's blog - which, by the way, is my current favourite blog - it is full of lovely inspiration, ideas and creativity.  If you've got some winter afternoons by the fire, check out Keri's website and her 100 things to do - here are the first 5......

100 ideas - a work in progress.

1. Go for a walk. Draw or list things you find on the the sidewalk. 2. Write a letter to yourself in the future. 3. Buy something inexpensive as a symbol for your need to create, (new pen, a tea cup, journal). Use it everyday. 4. Draw your dinner. 5. Find a piece of poetry you respond to. Rewrite it and glue it into your journal.........

Check out this page for the rest!  And here for even more fun stuff.  Keri has some great looking books out 

I will certainly be spending a bit of christmas money on at least one of her collection....will post about it soon!

Back on the road......I took a detour from Keri's blog to the learning to love you more website

Learning to Love You More is a web site and a series of non-web presentations comprised of work made by the general public in response to assignments given by artists Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher. 

The website is no longer taking submissions of work - but has an amazing archive of projects and ideas to inspire you!  They have produced the book above, which is available here

Assignment #62
Make an educational public plaque.

Assignment #66
Make a field guide to your yard

Check out all the assignments, and the public's response to them here