February 25, 2010

"Wreck This" Wednesday

As promised, here's the first step towards completing
my "Wreck This Journal". 
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Some of the items on the list I've done, 
others I will probably do in the future. 
Will I ever use a page as toilet paper? Probably not.
I will definitely be disposing of my least favorite page(s).
I HATE this page!
I'm ready to move on to Keri Smith's
which has been waiting patiently on my
shelf for the past few months.
Unfortunately, there are still funnels, airplanes,
and several "action" pages to complete first.
We'll see what I'm inspired to do this week :)
Wreck On,

February 23, 2010

It's Time to Start WRECKING again...

I'm just about finished preparing for an unexpected but exciting deadline that I hope to be able to share with you very soon. No, it's not my blog graphics, but I am working on those as well :) 
One of the things I've sort of neglected in 2010 is finishing my "Wreck This Journal". 
Starting tomorrow, I will be posting a new page every Wednesday until the journal is complete. 
Here are a few of my recent "Wreck This Journal" favorites:
Happy Wrecking :)

February 22, 2010

Macaroni and Cheese Crayola Crayons???

As I mentioned before, I have been incredibly inspired by the the flickr group, sixty-four colors
Each week a new Crayola® Crayon is introduced and members are encouraged to go out into the world and photograph something with that color. Okay, great.

So far, I've done silver, magenta, sea green, sepia, yellow, pacific blue, and blue violet. But, today when they announced the new color it was MACARONI and CHEESE! Huh? I was meeting a friend just after I read this but I kept thinking about macaroni and cheese being a color for the rest of the afternoon. I stopped at a grocery store tonight to check out their mac and cheese assortment:
Hmmm... not that interesting. In the Kosher section, I found this, which was slightly better:
Stouffer's Macaroni and Cheese was on sale (you may very well be seeing that as my 64 colors photo this week :)  I did  pick up a few items at thrift stores today that happened to have this "color". Yet, I was still left wondering, when did macaroni and cheese become a color? 
According to factmonster.com, Crayola introduced the following 16 colors in 1993: 
asparagus, granny smith apple, pacific blue, robin's egg blue, timber wolf, wisteria, cerise,
purple mountain's majesty, shamrock, tropical rain forest, denim, mauvelous, razzmatazz, tickle me pink, tumbleweed and macaroni and cheese!

Dilemma solved, but I need to pick up a few new boxes of crayons. Lizzi, I'll grab one for you as well :)

xoxo Kristin

February 15, 2010

Chinese New Year & Stalker Shrines, I never said I was normal :)

Last night I shared some of my favorite Chinese New Year flickr photos .
But, there was one more that I kept thinking about today while I was shoveling snow.

I have ALWAYS been inspired by altars, shrines and what I refer to as "stalker art".
You know, when someone gets obsessed with someone and hangs their pictures
all over their walls or builds them an altar.
Alicia Silverstone made one in the movie The Crush
and there was a creepy cool stalker art wall on the eighties tv show, Paper Dolls as well. If you don't think I've completely lost my mind, keep reading.

One of my monthly creative outlets is changing the look of our bed, inspired by jek and her "Making the Bed" flickr group.
 Last February, I did this...
which I really loved, but change keeps life interesting
which is where last night's inspiration comes in.
The February Bed for 2010:
Sweet Dreams :)

February 11, 2010

Blog It Forward

The ultimate blogger mash-up organized by Victoria of Sfgirlbybay began today! 
300 bloggers from all over the world will post about what inspires them.
The first ten bloggers started today:
They will now pass the "torch" to the next ten bloggers
who will post what inspires them on Thursday.
These ten will blog it forward to the next ten and so on.
You can follow all of the bloggers 
by going to the Blog it Forward page located at Sfgirlbybay

I will be posting "what inspires ME" along with nine
other bloggers on Tuesday, March 9th.

February 4, 2010

It's February

Did I mention that my inspiration changes QUICKLY? 
January was somewhat of a blur for me. I was working on a deadline for the Summer Issue of  
Cloth Paper Scissors Studios magazine when I was approached to do a DIY column
for an Italian magazine, Ristrutturare con Casa Chic
I completed both submissions in the nick of time but now I'm slightly behind on everything else.
I snuck in my January bed on the 31st:
It's now February and although I don't typically do a HUGE amount of Valentine's Day decorating, 
a little something to replace the Christmas clutter would be nice. 
Tonight, I am inspired by:
Kitty has these adorable -Sweetheart candy heart 
"lollypops" available in her etsy shop
I'll be back soon to share my Valentine's Day Decor :)