october inspiration


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I am ready to get down to work this month! So many ideas, and with the kids back in school, I have time to see them through. Here's what's inspiring me this month:

– Simple images drawn with black lines

– My daily sketches (sketchbook #1 is almost filled).

– Wool of any kinds… felted sweaters, wool yarn

– old book pages

– feathers (they have even taken over my blog banner). Ian and I have been collecting them on our walks to and from school.

– My BSR, which I have plans for this month.

Documentary Lovers– I am addicted to this website. You're welcome.

– Fall looks like this (but not the prices!)

– Soon-to-be released memoirs like this.

– Interior designer Miles Redd.

– Artist Carla Sonheim (who is right here in Seattle, who knew?)

– And thinking about sharing movies like this with my soon-to-be 14 year old daughter, and pointing out my favorite scenes, like this one. (She probably won't even get it all, but I feel like every teen needs to see these movies).

  • Shannon

    October 2, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Yes, every teen must see all Molly Ringwald movies. I have a one-year-old son, however, so he probably won’t appreciate them the way a girl would! Any suggestions for must-see teen 80’s movies for boys?

  • Carol

    October 2, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I loved that movie in the 80’s, however, when I made my 19 year old watch it a few years ago, it came off differently to me. Still, love Duckie and that scene and Annie Potts’ character.

  • Betz

    October 2, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    We have been slowly introducing the boys to our favorite 80’s movies and explaining what John Hughes meant to the 80’s and our youth. Watched Ferris Bueller after we saw the Superbowl commercials with Matthew Broderick. Love love love that scene with Jon Cryer! In fact, I nicknamed my college boyfriend Duckie. Looked just like him! 🙂

  • Amoxelle

    October 2, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    I am loving the banner. So painterly!

  • Bonnie

    October 2, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    I watched Pretty In Pink this summer with my 13yo and 17yo girls. I thought the younger one especially would love the spunky and creative Andie. Unfortunately, I had forgotten how much the story is also about her dysfunctional dad and other not-so-pink parts of Andie’s world. I would recommend watching it alone through your mom eyes first if you haven’t seen it recently. I had some regrets. At the least, I would have talked it up differently to my girls.

  • Seanna Lea

    October 3, 2012 at 5:02 am

    I must have been under a rock during my teen years, because I never saw Pretty in Pink. Silence of the Lambs, sure. Killer Clowns from Outer Space (it’s what’s on at 4 a.m.), but almost none of the girly teen classics. I haven’t seen either.

  • Seanna Lea

    October 3, 2012 at 5:03 am

    Umm, I was trying to say I haven’t seen Heathers either. People are often shocked when I say that.

  • blair/wisecraft

    October 3, 2012 at 6:17 am

    When the time is right, Ferris Bueller is a must! : D

  • blair/wisecraft

    October 3, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Its been years since I’ve seen it, I’m sure it will feel different to me as well. Annie Potts was so great, right?

  • blair/wisecraft

    October 3, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Every girl needs a Duckie!

  • blair/wisecraft

    October 3, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Thank you!

  • blair/wisecraft

    October 3, 2012 at 6:21 am

    I should watch it first, you’re right. Thanks for the tip.

  • blair/wisecraft

    October 3, 2012 at 6:21 am

    You have a weekend of movie catching up ahead of you sometime! : D

  • jeanette

    October 3, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Oh please, do you have the pattern for the sweet crochet flowers in the picture above? Or can you driect me to where I might find a pattern. Very lovely.

  • Caroline

    October 4, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Wouldn’t it be a great 2.5 men episode to have Alan pull those moves to the same song. . .showing his son how to woo girls 😉

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