"It would be interesting to see the variety of bulletin/memory boards in our studios. What is pinned to them? Photos? Notes? Reminders? Ideas for future projects?" ~Jill
Love this topic! What we put on our bulletin boards are the things that inspire us, memorialize past events in our lives, and make us happy just to look at. At least that's true of mine.
Some things on my board:
A handkerchief angel made by my friend Mary and given to me at a time when I really needed someone to watch over me.
Postcards featuring the work of one of my favorite jewelry/bead artists, Helen Baines, who I once had the pleasure of meeting at her studio space at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.
Some ethnic silver jewelry and a strand of green glass hippie beads (no fooling - from 1972!) purchased on a school trip with my Spanish class to Greenwich Village. We ate paella at a Spanish restaurant and visited a head shop - LOL!
Three cards of black buttons that I bought months ago to replace the ugly ones on a sweater I bought. I'll get to it some day. I swear.
A felt gift bag shaped like a ladybug - how cool is that?
A portrait of Georgia O'Keeffe, another favorite artist.
A bunch of fun ball-shaped push pins in bright colors from Target.
A Japanese origami paper crane.
A millinery rose.
An embroidered and beaded purse I bought at Leekan Designs in NYC a couple of years ago. And a red and gold Chinese tea packet that was much too pretty to throw away.
A carved and painted wooden cat from Oaxaca, Mexico.
An Anthropologie fabric-covered picture frame. Cute idea but I think I can do a better one :)
Some patterns for a future patchwork pillow and dancing vegetables that I use for embroidering tea towels.
My favorite quote, clipped from a magazine.
The cool thing about bulletin boards is how fluid they are. Tomorrow, next week, or next month mine will look very different as I add new things and get rid of the old ones.
More inspiration here.