I started with my paint drawer. Looking for colors to go with the paper pieces. For some reason everything just looked brown. Like toast. Then I remembered I wanted to make toast so I popped one in the toaster.
To help me feel inspired I invited my creative muses, Mrs Penny Bunnie and the Gypsy Dancer. I gathered bits of paper, brushes, tokens and a new antiqueing stamp pad I gave myself as a birthday present. I played a little bit of music which you can hear here if you like.You're also free to pause it, I really won't mind!
As La Vie en Rose wafted through the house something interesting started to happen. Bits of old lace, vintage ribbons, buttons and gems sheepishly made their way onto my little vignette. Paint colors came together. A whispy cloud of pixie dust touched my sweetshop palette and visions of decoupaged gift tags began to dance in my head.
I added a sprinkle of Jane Austen, a handful of lilac and lemon sparkles and turned up the volume on a jazzy little melody. (I think it was 'The Very Thought of You' by Billie Holiday)
Mrs Penny Bunnie and the Gypsy Dancer nodded their approval as they watched me indulge in a little pirouette. Swirls of paper and frosted blooms sashayed before me. I could finally feel inspiration welling inside. I soaked it in finishing my pirouette as I caught a faint whiff of smoke from the kitchen that snapped me out of my creative euphoria.
Luna perched on the back of a chair in that cute way that she does when I'm having a piece of buttered toast with hot chocolate.
Oh well. Another slice of burnt toast with my art. Such a small price to pay for inspiration. Nothing butter and hot chocolate can't fix. So with crafty ideas still swirling in my head, traces of pixie dust fading in the morning light and Luna patiently waiting for a buttery treat I decide that I've fulfilled todays creative quest. I think I'll save the gift tags for tonight and of course that's for another post!