art experiments · Whimsical animation

It’s This Month! Halloween Prompts Idea Emporium Challenge

I'm so excited! Join me in this experiment to play, created in my Invention Room in my Idea Emporium. A few facts: Do I have to post every day? You can post once, a bunch, or all 31 days. Post on Instagram or Facebook, or Pinterest or whatever. Tag it: #ideaemporiumhalloween so we can bounce… Continue reading It’s This Month! Halloween Prompts Idea Emporium Challenge

Inspiration Sheets · Uncategorized

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… Continue reading Sketchbook Inspiration Sheet: Manolo’s Shoes

Creativity and imagination · The world of the imagination

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,… Continue reading Imaginary Finds: The Resurrectionist

Blog Tuesdays · Field Trips · Inspiring Art Destinations · The world of the imagination

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

Being Creative · Designing · The world of the imagination

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… Continue reading The Goal is to be as Authentic as Possible, Part One