Cross Stitches and inspiration

Korsstygn collage
Cross Stitches, a collage by iHanna.

What inspires me right now:

** Violet Magazine – I was browsing the News stand where they have lots of imported magazines last week… Found a beautiful copy of Violet, a family magazine that I haven’t seen before. It was wow-beautiful with great photos, collages, text and layout. Candy for the eye (didn’t buy but want to!) If you have the chance, check it out.


You’ve grown up, but you haven’t grown old!

** Second-time Cool: The Art of Chopping Up a Sweater. Do you remember me writing about the book Do redo? Now it’s available in English! Go get it, it is soooo cool and fun – and from Sweden! Great gift to creative friends. I made my Serendipity gloves after being inspired by this book!

** 50 up [found via Carla]. Amazing every day art by Tom Judd who does crazy doodles!

** Splitcoaststampers Resources [via Lisa’s newsletter]. A whole big list of stuff to do – with pictures that you can actually see and enjoy! Great site!

5 Responses

  1. Great collage.What came to mind was the standards by which women always feel the need to judge themselves by. I love the texture too–with they layered paper.

  2. I love this collage. Reminds me of myself on some days, when I can smile through all the clutter and energy (good and bad) that surrounds me. Is she smiling just to keep from screaming ?

  3. The collage is great – love the warm colours. I went to the violet magazine site and read the editors notes and it sounds really really cool! Love how you recycled the old vest too. You’re so clever!

  4. I saved this sweater altering to my favorites. I loved the gloves you made. I’m going to try to make some. I found some alphabet stamps on Tattered Circus you might like and posted them on my blog. They are really ornate though. Every Sunday night when I walk my dog I check out all the “trash” people leave behind. Since we had a holiday, Labor Day, on Monday, last night there was a lot of trash on the street. And I found tons of crafting stuff, including two sets of alphabet stamps and tons of other cool stuff (6 packages of sequins, one bag of feathers, plastic tracing templates and tons of rubber stamps). It was a teacher throwing out her stuff because I found some grade books etc. Perhaps she had enough with her hoodlums. :) Let me know if you want one of the stamp sets and I’ll send it to you. I don’t need three sets! I figured out the pictures on my site! Whew. Thanks for your help.

  5. i have the book “second time cool” and it is so brilliant! it’s jampacked with so many great ideas and inspiration. i had no idea it was published in swedish too.

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