The four of us went to the beach the other day and ended up collecting a few treasures that we've been having fun with ever since. Small pieces of driftwood, feathers, broken shells, beach glass, all kinds of things. We originally went to collect a few smooth rocks... I wanted more rocks to crochet around, one of us wanted rocks to paint into dragon eggs, and another one wanted an interesting rock to use a door stop. Whatever the reason, there was much to be found on our little excursion.
That same afternoon, I started painting tiny patterns on smaller pieces of driftwood. It was fun letting my mind just wander and "play" with a little paint". A little neon paint here and there seemed to be the perfect touch.
Yes, I do believe that nature and unexpected uses of nature are what I'm inspired by right now.
To download and use the September Wallpaper pictured above for your own desktop wallpaper, click here to open the image and drag it to your desktop. Choose it as your screensaver/desk top image on your computer, be sure to choose "fill screen" or "stretch to fill screen".
See the other inspiration images from 2012 here.
Here's what I'm working on this month:
- I am speaking at School House Craft on Saturday (9/22) at 2:45. In Blogging 101, I'll will be joined by Marie LeBaron of Make and Takes and we will be sharing the ins and outs of why blogging is an important and fun aspect of running and promoting your handmade business. (Peter will be speaking too!) This is a very inspiring weekend, a great way to kick off Fall.
- I am busy creating new original art for Home, an upcoming, end-of-year show at Artstream Gallery in New Hampshire. More details coming soon, it may be textile pieces, may be paintings, I'm not quite sure yet, but I'm very excited about this show and honored to be included
- Its time to make way for new items in the shop, so I am having an end-of-summer sale. Just use the code ENDOFSUMMER for 15% off your entire order on anything in the shop till September 23! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to know when the next new collection is in the shop.
- I am so excited to be joining my granny squares together. The timing is perfect here, weather-wise! If you want to join the Granny Square Sampler Afghan crochet-along, you can start anytime by following all the assignments on the Sampler page.