The last few weeks of summer always have me out of sorts. I’m still longing for a lazy day on the beach with a good book, a glass of rose in the afternoon on the deck, an outdoor shower before dinner…throw in a yoga class, repeat, replay, it doesn’t get old for me.
I do love fall, but I am not ready for the traffic, the school buses, and normally I can get very excited about fall fashion, but I am trying to refrain from spending my hard earned dollars on a fantastically outrageous pair of high fashion pants, that I would likely wear twice, have absolutely no room for weight gain or loss, and would be wildly out of style the following year. Can you say $1400. down the drain? I’m trying to, but what I hear is, come get me, you’ll be the envy of the IIDA Fashion Show. Oh lord, sometimes I am too much to handle.
So I am turning a blind eye to the fabulous fashions that are racked and waiting, and am in need of some inspiration. ART and NATURE. I find that they gently tug me through tough political and economic climates, bad break-ups, low moments in construction when the project seems as if it will never come to an end, and I’ll be covered in dust forever!
Of course you can go to a gallery and see some amazing masters, but I like to scroll through the pages on Etsy, and Chairish. There are so many unknown artists that have incredible talent. So much of what Etsy has to offer is incredibly affordable too. Like the names given to nail polish I find it fascinating and illuminating to read the titles of paintings. They open my imagination to so much more than the image alone and allow me to craft a story – make it my own.
One of my favorite paintings I loved before I knew the title, but when I learned it was called: Time After Doubt, I fell in love with it. I have collected a lot of art while on this flipping adventure of mine. My most recent acquisition was the inspiration for the color palette in No. 4, and is prominently displayed in the living room. I adore it, and expect it will make a reappearence before I reach No. 10, but it is Time After Doubt that once published, you will see in every single flip – all ten chapters of My Life in Sawdust.
To finding a little inspiration in this time in-between.