Sketchbook Inspiration Sheet: Manolo’s Shoes

©designing fairy 2018 Today’s Inspiration Sheet All last year I’ve been making Inspiration Sheets in my Brain sketchbooks. They started out as an idea or jumping point and then sometimes I pair them with music to listen to and branch off into other resources I find. This is the first one I am sharing with…

Imaginary Finds: The Resurrectionist

Here at the Idea Emporium the imagination is celebrated and design ideas are born. The store manager saw this book today. Have you read it? From Amazon.com: “Philadelphia, the late 1870s. A city of gas lamps, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriages—and home to the controversial surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a grave robber,…

Check out the Playhouse Page

I’ve added a Cinema page! I will be adding tiny bits of videos often to peek into the world of the Idea Emporium so you can learn more about it. Did you know that every day at 4pm is Feeding Time for the monsters grown in jars in the Invention Room? Curious? Go here. And…

Blog Tuesday: A Field Trip to Paxton Gate and a Little Bjork

This week is all about the creation of chapter five, the Invention Room. Prepare: the music for the chapter to prepare for inventing is anything by Bjork, but I’ve been listening to Army of Me and I Miss You and Pagan Poetry. It’s time for a Field Trip to a really cool store my elf partner…

The Goal is to be as Authentic as Possible, Part One

As I was writing in my Brain the other day (what I call my sketchbook notebook), I noticed that the underlying theme I was writing was about staying authentic, having that true voice in my creative work. The artists I admire so greatly all have such a unique style. (Think the late Dr. Seuss). They…