Weekly Inspiration

Since it is Valentine’s day, I thought I would share one of my favourite childhood books entitled The Great Valentine’s Day Balloon Race. I managed to buy it from the library as it was sadly being discarded.   Even at two years of age, M is intrigued with the illustrations.  Here are some other things that inspired me this week:

I just discovered Meredith Gaston, an Australian artist, illustrator and author on Instagram.  Her house and studio space are absolutely sublime and left me day-dreaming about what kind of space I eventually want to settle in.  You can read about the restoration of her cottage, which she and her partner call home, here. (“Country Style” January 2013)

Raw brownies! Um, Yum! I cannot wait to try these, and so simple to make too.

I have been thinking about making some homemade play dough for M.  I would prefer to use natural dyes if I can. Two things that came to mind were beets and turmeric.  Here is a recipe for play dough using natural dyes (includes gluten free) from Mommypotamus.

What about you?  Where did you find inspiration this week?  Was it a place, a thing, or perhaps an idea?

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