Oh- it was such a lovely discovery. I was cleaning up my art room yesterday and wondering what to do with the pile of ribbon I had. Right then they were in a heap. Not too organized or pretty. Then in one of those moments of inspiration I looked up at the wall where I'd hung a wire bird cage I'd made and Voila'- I had it! I hung the ribbons on the bottom wire of the birdcage and let them drape, and then added a couple of clothespins to secure. Lovely, simple, and I really enjoy seeing the cascading colors as they hang on my studio wall.
Excited and inspired, I made another little birdcage, this one with the bird outside the cage, and used the clothespins to pin up an old postcard of Paris, and a photo of Venice. Like you, I love to be surrounded by beauty and art. But in a small home, the wall space is dear. I need it for storage as well as display. This little discovery does both- it creates an artful display.
Now I'm looking around my home again, wondering what else I could enlist in my fight against chaos. What could I create that would be both practical and artful? It's a question that often results in inspirations for me. What could you design to help you with some of your design dilemma's? Think about it a bit and I bet you'll be inspired as well!
BTW- The birdcage at left is going into my Etsy shop tomorrow morning. So if you think it would look nice hanging in your studio as well, please stop by!!!