that our visions are not original and from our own souls;
but absorbing other artists' stories and expressions adds
dimensions to our creativity...The beauty of art is that we
all see different aspects that inspire us, so inspiration and
design keep going and going; we inspire and we are inspired."
'Shabby Chic Inspirations
and Beautiful Spaces'
I finally got my copy of Rachel Ashwell's new book Shabby Chic Inspirations and Beautiful Spaces - it came out in stores much later here in Canada and I was beginning to think that I would have to order it! I was so excited when I opened it and took my first look at the gorgeous photos and vignettes inside. I hadn't realized that there would be so many different homes displayed with so many unique and yet classically shabby chic styles. I loved it and immediately experienced a little shabby chic inspiration of my own. After so many posts leading up to Halloween in darker moody colors I had a wonderful time taking these photos inspired by Rachel's beautiful book and returning to softer shades. If you haven't already perused through its pages this is definitely a book worth running out to the store for - I have captured a few of my favorite pages in the pictures and have created vignettes inspired by those found in the book as well as my own take on shabby romance. I hope you enjoy looking through them and will remember to look for inspiration wherever life takes you! P.S. I have also included a little drawing I did inspired (since that is the word of the day) by an old sketch by one of my favorite artists.
Photos taken by Jennelise
Drawing by Jennelise