Today I wanted to share a picture of the cork board that hangs over my desk. I am what you might call a paper fiend. I love to cut images and quotes from magazines. My mom sends me cards in rubber-stamped envelopes and I cut out the stamped images and keep those too. I collect vintage post cards and photos, and scrap book paper. A lot of this stuff just gets filed away for later use in my collages, but the ones I really love get pinned up here:
This cork board is my favorite part of my workspace – actually it is probably my favorite thing in my whole apartment. I use pinterest for inspiration too, but somehow it just isn’t the same. I guess I’m a tactile person. I love placing the images side by side, overlapping them, rearranging them. I know this is a little old school in our digital era, but if you’re a paper person like me, try out a cork board board. I like it better than pasting my images into an actual book because I can move them around whenever I want – it’s a beautiful, movable, changeable collage. The same images can be inspiring in whole new ways if they’re just displayed differently.
How do you collect and catalog what inspires you? Are you a paper fiend like me or do you prefer storing inspiration online? Have a lovely day! xx