Friday, August 23, 2013

Nah, I don't have a stash problem... (BlogAlong day 23/30)

Spent a little time trying to organize my art/craft books and videos. And I realize that I've got a little *problem* when it comes to the collection of said media.

After spreading out my art journaling books, I can clearly see I don't need any more inspiration. I've got plenty. I should not be allowed to buy any more journaling/mixed media books! I've got enough to last a lifetime.
This shelf contains doll magazines, books about fashion, costuming, dolls, bears, and photography and other odds-and-ends. 
These are my sewing/quilting/textiles books - as well as other inspiration. I swear I need to install the Dewey Decimal system here.
These are doll DVDs, magazines and holiday books. The big red and blue notebooks are the masters of my published doll patterns.
And more doll magazines, Cloth Paper Scissors magazines, Quilting Arts, Art doll Quarterly, Beading magazines. I just can't stand the thought of getting rid of all this! So I won't. I pity the folks who have to go through my stuff when I die.
Oops, found a stash of videos. And I see a duplicate (bottom row). Will have to sell one. Stay tuned...


Carmen said...

You know you can't stop... there's always some new book that you NEED! :-) I can totally relate.

Jan Conwell said...

I think the magazines addict us to the feeling of inspiration. It's so much easier to BE inspired than to act on it...and it's easy to tell ourselves that this magazine is "for work". I totally know what you mean. So go forth, get inspired (re-inspired, by the books you already have), and then create! :~D

Deanna Hogan said...

You are both completely correct. I'll undoubtedly still buy books, and those magazines are so good at what they do.

I'm really trying right now to act on inspiration, but it sure is a lot of work!

I need to spend a day just browsing through my books and magazine again, because my view of what appeals at any particular times constantly changes. I love spying something "new" that I'd like to try.