I got the idea several years ago when reading "Simple Abundance" by Sarah Ban Breathnach. Have any of you read that? It's a magical, special book. It's a 'day book'----a page for every day of the year. You can go in order or just flip through and read one day page at a time. She suggests compiling a book of images of things that move you, things you want to try or go see, things that make you happy.
Isn't that a lovely wreath of waxed autumn leaves? They're real, too! It's hard to see in this photo, but they're suspended by the most lush chocolate brown velvet ribbon.
I think this mosaic hearth by Mary Keho is beautiful. She says she started it when a beloved pet died, and she glued its collar above the mantle on a whim. She continued to add things, and friends and family would start leaving something to add to the wall every time they visited.
Isn't that a nice idea? It reminds me of those Victorian Memory Jars, made from old jewelry and bits and bobs. I think the spiral fire place grill is really neat, too.
This page reminds me of my friend Vanessa, but it was created before I met her. How spooky---it's like I conjured her from the very pages of my journal.
Oooh....there are so many neat things out there in the world. Like these peacock feather sheets. I wish I knew where they came from. And those bowls at the top are set with buttons, then grouted and polished to a smooth sheen. I like the ribbon shower curtain in the upper left, and think it would also make a nice divider to hang in a doorway. It would be a fresher take those old hippy beaded curtains.
So there.....that's a bit of what I spend my time doing and thinking about. I've come to the conclusion that I'm far more visual than most people. These image compilations really help me think and sort out ideas.