Fall has always been a season of creativity for me. Maybe it's the cooler air or getting back into a routine after the fluidity of long summer days. Lately I've been feeling a familiar creative bubbling inside and the need to plan projects for the winter. It's almost an urge to "gather" in preparation for the bitter cold and I wonder if maybe I was a squirrel in my previous life. (Actually, I'm pretty sure I was a mule because I'm tend to carry huge totes full of "just in case" stuff).
But I digress.
When I get these stirrings, there are a couple of websites I go to for inspiration and materials.
Here are two that I particularly like:
Artellaland is the brainchild of Marney Makridakis, herself a creative dynamo and wildly fun redhead. If you sign up for their affordable memberships, you'll have access to loads of creative offerings and many free things. I have purchased three or four Artellaland ebooks and have loved every one. Also, if you buy an ebook, they have a book share program where you can share it with a couple of friends for free. Hey, remember me if you do this.
Violette's Folk Art is a website that is a joy just to open. It is whimsical and alive with color. Since I am an art journal junkie, I find loads of inspiration from her creative journaling ideas. I haven't yet tried any of her workshops or online classes, but I plan to one day. I've heard positive reviews.
I can lose an entire afternoon poking around in either of these websites, and I'm betting you will too!
Where do you go for inspiration?