Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Forget where it comes from

Imagine by timssally

where in the world does inspiration go? I've known for days now. No. Weeks. My mojo is gone. I've been fighting the thought. With tooth and nail. I mean how could I possibly have lost it? Once one is inspired are they not inspired for life? Well...no, I take that back. I know that's not true. But me? Really? I've always been so creative...maybe not always acted on my creativity, but you know at least having creative thoughts. And if not thoughts at least...um... intentions. Is that even a word? See? I can't even craft a sentence! How can I craft anything else!

Fear not...I have finally figured out why my inspiration is gone:

My studio is a mess.

I Can Make A Mess by WhisperingActually

There...I said it...And THAT my friends is why there won't be any pictures in this post (at least not of my own mess). Yes, it's so messy that I am embarassed...and therefore won't be showing you what I mean. But trust me. TRUST me.

Now the good news is that they say the first sign of recovery is admitting you have a problem. So there you go...now if I could just get up the courage to tackle the mess... I mean I am sure my inspiration just sort of rolled underneath my cabinet here...

HELP! If you have any organizing ideas that you've used for your own studio, I'd love it if you would share...pictures would be awesome too so if you wouldn't minding leaving a link to your blog on my comments, that would be great!

**Off to get some heavy duty extra strength ideas of my own...**

Mr. Clean by dmkirwin

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Now, I am not a self-professed connoisseur of coffee making. I just love coffee. Viewed through a barista's eyes, there's probably 15 different ways that I messed up the making of this cup of coffee. I mean where's the swirl for crying out loud! (among other things). But, it did taste darn good. What a great start to any morning...mmm...coffee...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Paper love

I am not sure what comes over me sometimes when I photograph paper. I just can't help myself...I always end up arranging it in a stack and photographing it. What can I say, I love paper. Good paper makes me happy. And so does photographing it. It doesn't really have to be the best quality paper or the most expensive. Just a nice piece of interesting paper, really...New, antique, colorful, plain white, vintage, yellowed, printed, handmade...it really doesn't matter! Ah...the simple pleasures...

Here are some of my pictures for paper items I currently have available in my etsy shop Two Angels In Paris:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

J' ♥ Paris et J' ♥ Phoenix aussi!

If you haven't seen these take away concerts at La Blogotheque you're missing out! This happens to be one of my very favorites. I really like the band and it was shot in one of the best places in the world!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Because spring is for cleaning...

And I wasn't feeling particularly inspired to create today, and frankly, because I need some space! So, I decided to get a sale going in my art supplies and vintage goodies store. So check it out and help yourself to some cool stuff!

There are over 50 items for sale in my shop! Here are but a few:

Books. I just love books!

and that book would be great to read with something I'd brew in here

And I might be inspired to write my own novel with this

Or if the brew is too strong (or frankly, too good), I might be inspired to fly like this little guy