I was over here (just love the Amish quilt!) this morning and was ‘tickled’ myself at the terminology that is used today. They were talking about a ‘tickle file’, which seems to be an organizational tool on the computer and how you could create such a file or box(not on the computer, just in your workspace!) to keep things that inspire you in some way. I have had an ‘Art and Inspiration’ file on my computer (which ‘runs’ alongside my filing tray in a cupboard for real stuff that inspires me) ever sice I had the computer. It is not a very catchy title, and will probably not catch on in the world of computer jargon! But here is a taster of what is in mine:
I find the sparseness in Vanesssa’s work very appealing.
This shop in Lewes High Street is always just lovely, very calm.
This quilt (Structures 25, I think) by Lisa Call, I love, but then I have not disliked anything the lady has sewn. She has so much energy and vision, sometimes I am not sure if I need to sew more, or just give up now!
What I also find interesting is that a lot of what I find inspiring, does not obviously end up in my quilts. And the sparse quality that I find so attractive, does not end up in my sewing room!