Sunday Start with Art

Ah, the beginning of the week and what a better way to start than with some art. I have been inspired by so much that is visual this past week and I thought I would share with each of you some of those inspirations and some very creative bloggers.

Hidden Art – Amanda is a thought provoking blogger who homeschools her 2 children and does some amazing altered books. Her latest altered book – Life to the Full is stunning! Go visit her, you will be inspired.

The Illustrated Garden is a definite must see. Val is an awesome illustrator and her illustrations are so vivid and her color usage is phenomenal. One of my favorites is about one of my favorite drinks – coffee – and can you believe it she actually painted with coffee. When you are in need of some creative juice, go check her out!

The reality of not being able to purchase any new clothing because of my Wardrobe Refashion pledge really hit me after checking out a Fashion Forward post at EbonyMommy – the clothes were simply smashing! I realized that I have not been following fashion trends like I used to in my single days and felt a need to redefine my sense of self and style after seeing myself in a few pictures. Before anyone gets their bloomers in a bunch, I realize that my heart is what needs to be right in God’s eyes but God also told me to be concerned with the things of the world so that I may please my husband and he likes me to be pleasing to his eyes. 😉

As a result, I started combing the internet for fall fashion trends and what I can transform into a style that is appropriate and still very much me! I found some pieces of inspiration but I also found some items that were just too cute not to share. Many of these are from the top designers and you can view at Fall 2007 Trend Report.

This looks very doable…

Nicole Miller

I am more drawn to the jewelry on this one…


Another one that looks doable and simple…

Andrew Gn

Simply gray…

Kenneth Cole

Okay, I guess you all have realized that I am a gray/black/neutrals kinda gal. 😀 I do like color and here are some goodies from Benetton to prove that point.

I have always loved big hats…


Aren’t the knitted bags just adorable!


Yarn as hair…clever indeed!



9 thoughts on “Sunday Start with Art”

  1. On a bad hair day, I could just go to my stash, yeah nobody would think I was a fruit cake at all!

    Hee hee, no they might think you have lost it! 😀 Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. You have introduced me to another wonderful blog. The Illustrated Garden is wonderful.
    We went shopping yesterday and found some beautiful fashions. I was a good girl and didn’t buy a thing, but now my mind is swirling with ideas. I wished we lived closer. I’d love to share ideas.

    You didn’t buy anything for your birthday, 😮 idea swirling is good because when you do go make your purchases it will be on what you really want and no whim purchases.

  3. Thank you, I really enjoyed The Illustrated Garden, she went immediately on my Blogroll! Now I’m off to check out your other recommendations…

    I am so glad you enjoyed her beautiful work!

  4. I love those knit bags, too. The only problem I have is that these advertisements show several of them together and I think I like them more in a group than one alone!

    Ha, I have that problem as well. They do look great together and with the necklaces, but if we went out it may be overkill. 😀

  5. I was showing my mom your blog and laughed when I saw my comment. I think I must have been tired for as redundant as I was. =)

    It’s all good, sometimes we all think faster than we type.

  6. Cute bags and the clothes are very nice. Can’t wait to see what you create!

    Thanks for inspiring me…I am thinking new hair color and who knows what else. 😉

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