My mom just came out to visit for a week – it was wonderful having her here! She is one of the most creative women I know, and I always feel inspired at the end of our visits. I love spending time with her.
For my favorite links this week, I thought I’d pick a few that are inspired by our visit:
Have you seen the Yves St. Laurent exhibit at the Denver Art Museum? Swoon… We went to visit over the weekend and it was absolutely beautiful. I hadn’t realized that he played such a pivotal role in revolutionizing women’s fashion…and really making strides for feminism. His introduction of the pants suit apparently sent shock waves through popular culture. The exhibit is a fascinating peak into an amazing career.
For you creative types, ever considered doing book origami? My mom discovered this nifty idea here. Also, apparently you can knit with old cassette tapes. Who knew?
Lastly, here is a tribute to Maurice Sendak in the NYTimes. Beautiful work honoring an amazing man. RIP Mr. Sendak – may you dance the wild rumpus wherever you are.
Have you ever thought about making your own notepad? I love this idea, especially if you use it to recycle paper scraps from around the house. I currently clip papers together with a binder clip. But, imagine how nifty it would be if you were able to bind it with glue…
You could take the paper scraps, load into your printer, and easily add personalized “letterpress” images for character. Or, you could print off personalized messages for yourself or a loved one. I’d love a notepad that said “Good morning, Amy” at the top…it would make trips to the grocery store or perusals of the to-do list a little more fun. 🙂
Full details on how-to can be found at Real Simple.