Inspiration is everywhere. Children are practically bursting with it. As adults, sometimes we have to look a little further afield. To a path that has been walked upon for hundreds of years. To a hope that did not blossom into what you had imagined, but still brought forth sweet fruit. To a kindred soul or spirit. To rust and dust and the beauty of the forgotten.
Sometimes inspiration is more tangible. A line. A lyric. An image that captures your heart.
Or a title.
A Collection A Day
A collection a day? Hmmm. The lovely Lisa Congdon devoted an entire year to documenting her collections, both actual and imagined. A different collection each day. Simple and brilliant, all tied up in one.
And how inspiring for one entangled in such a passionate love affaire with la Belle Brocante.
Have you ever seen collection of handmade straight pins? When desperation sets in at day 362, handmade straight pins might just find their starring moment.
So tempting, this opportunity to explore one's treasures in a new light. I am itching to get started, though of course it would be prudent to rein it in a bit and begin at the beginning. The New Year is fast approaching.