When I discovered Jo Packham's books, Organizing Your Craft Space and Where Women Create, several years ago, I was delighted to see books dedicated to three of my favorite pastimes: crafting, decorating and organizing.
Sometimes I believe I spend more time attempting to create and refine a dedicated space for crafting than actually doing the craft itself. Quite frankly, I sit in my craft room thinking about crafting. Thoughts of making a mini album for family or a journal of my favorite things, even a photo cube for my niece which is half finished.
It takes inspiration to motivate me. And friends who influence me. I do try to think for myself but I can't help but be inspired by others.
The introduction of the magazine version of Where Women Create guarantees me continued inspiration on how artists surround themselves with objects and supplies that give them the desire and passion for their craft. It is almost like taking a peek into one's handbag. These are the things that are a part of their daily existence.
And now Jo Packham hosts a blog entitled appropriately, Where Women Create. A great gathering place with a plethora of information to keep the inspiration circulating.
Speaking of continued inspiration, in searching for Ms. Packham's books on Amazon I discovered there's a book she has co-authored with Jenny Doh due for release in April 2010 - Where Women Create: Book of Inspiration: In the Studio and Behind the Scenes with Extraordinary Women.
All I had to see was the title and immediately pre-ordered it.
This entry is my way of keeping the inspiration circulating. See it all for yourself and enjoy.