Here's to one of my favorite stores! Paper Source: "Do something creative every day." I love wandering through the actual store to collect ideas and inspiration. If our financial times were different, I'd even invest in a cute little something to enjoy on a creative day. I love the greeting cards, the colors, the paper patterns, projects to view, and the designs there, too.
They have a blog that is full of ideas. Some are not my thing. Others intrigue me, such as carving your own rubber stamp. I loved linoleum block printing in school art class. This may be a similar creative opportunity.
I often feel I have no time for playing with creative projects. Then I hop on over to the Paper Source page, glance through the monthly e-mail I get from them, visit the blog -- and ooh, la, la! I've transported myself, if even ever so briefly, into the world of color and design for a breath of visual creativity in the midst of a busy day. And that only takes a moment.
I've heard of "window shopping." This must be "idea shopping" or "inspiration shopping." I am reminded once again that life has so much to offer and I'm invited to join in. It is not all about work, chores, and responsibility. Hooray!