This week, it's all about the books.
First up, Dan Price's "How to make a journal of your life". Great for inspiration, giving yourself "permission" not to be the best artist but to draw anyway and for encouraging the reader to really see things. I keep a daily journal as well as the 2011 monthly journal challenge pages (button to the right, if you are interested), and inspired by this book, I spent a happy evening journaling last night. My journal looks better for the inspiration from this book.
Then I've been perusing eBay for books to provide inspiration, backgrounds and general craftiness. Above you can see a 1950s guide to British flora, which has beautiful and clear illustrations. Also acquired this week, a book of French songs (I already have a big stash of sheet music), a very entertaining 1950s French phrase book (the concerns on holiday were so very different) and a guide for the new civil servant. Can't wait to start playing!
If you are in need of a little laughter this morning, then please visit the post below this for an alternative view of the Royal Wedding, as expressed in gingerbread.
Happy Workdesk Wednesday!