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Human Library Project

Have ever wished you could have a conversation with someone different?  Perhaps someone who lives in a different place or has a different job or just someone who views the world differently.  The Toronto Public Library is making that possible through the Human Library Project.  People from different walks of life volunteer as “human books.”  One can visit the library and check out a person for 30 minutes.  Then just sit and talk.  The hope behind this idea is to break down barriers and prejudices.  I find this idea both intriguing and lovely.  I do wish I lived in Toronto so I could check out a person, talk, and learn.  What do you think about the Human Library Project?  Would you participate?  Who would you want to check out and chat with?  If I’ve piqued your interest click here and learn more.

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Theirs and Mine

As often happens while perusing the internet, I became inspired!  First I saw this picture from Elegant Musings.

“This is so cute,” I thought. “I want to do this.” Here are my results.

I just happened to have a Bride and Groom paper doll set that I had picked up at one of my local flea markets. I used the Bride’s clothing and some lace I had in my stash. Isn’t it just too cute!

I found my second piece of inspiration on Pinterest.

Pinterest/Splendid Sarah

I thought it was so pretty and such a creative, wonderful idea. We just happened to have some pretty glass bottles laying around and one or two other thrifted finds. I played a bit and this is the result.

Inspiration can come from so many places and it’s so much fun to look around and use what you have in new, exciting ways.


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Inspiration Everywhere!

I finally completed my banner tonight with a little help from hubby! I am so excited to be sharing with you the end results of my class experience! I do so enjoy Jessica Sprague’s classes and highly recommend them! In this class, entitled Inspiration Everywhere, we explored the things that can inspire us and we challenged our creativity. We made an Art Journal, a mixed tape, an inspiration book, and a pretty banner to hang in our work area where it can inspire us throughout the coming year. I had a lot of fun making the art journal and hope to continue adding to it in the new year. Of course, mix tapes are always fun. In making this one I tried to include a wide variety of music and keep it upbeat and fun! I had purchased a binder to use as an inspiration book (a place for pictures, etc that inspire) quite sometime ago and had never gotten around to actually making the book. Jessica Sprague gave me the push I needed to get this project underway. The last project was a banner. This one became more of a challenge than I anticipated. It wasn’t complicated. I just kept running into little snags here and there. Today, I finally overcame and am quite proud of my beautiful bunting!

This was so much fun! For information about Jessica Sprague and her classes click here.

Very Pinteresting!

While roaming around the internet the other day I discovered a cool site called Pinterest. It’s sort of like a bulletin board for pinning pictures of things you love or that inspire you. This place is full of eye candy! I just love it! Here are a few of my favorites, at least as of right now.

A Pretty New Magazine

While out shopping the other day I came across a delightful new magazine. Well, I say its new. While I don’t know just how long the magazine has been in existance, it is new to me. Country Victorian is full of “eye candy” and has a wonderful project section! I am just loving perusing the pages!

Audrey Hepburn Photos

I discovered just the other day that Taschen had published a new book of Audrey Hepburn photos. It was a limited edition printing and super expensive, but cool none the less. All of the pictures were taken by Bob Willoughby from 1953 – 1966. Click here to learn more and even flip through several pages of the book. The following photos are found in the book and were new to me.

I simply adore Audrey!

I don’t remember where I found this picture, but I absolutely love it and had to share! It’s so glamourous and gorgeous!

Received in an email and had to share!

Being a Christian is like being a pumpkin.
God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off of you.
He opens you up, touches you deep inside and scoops out all the yucky stuff– including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc.
Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside you to shine for all the world to see.

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