To be artsy craftsy every day, one needs inspiration. For inspiration, one needs to get out and about. And so I decided I needed a mental health day on my birthday to get out, get inspired, and fuel my creative energies.
Yes I just went to Santana Row last Saturday night, where I browsed through Anthropologie, and yes I also spent time in the Anthropologie in Carmel on Sunday, but I don't tire of the colors, the patterns, the aromas, the inspiration!
Or this fox made from broken plates...I actually thought about asking them if they needed someone to make more plate animals for them...I believe I could actually do this better.
Then on to Starbucks for my free birthday drink, make it a grande please, where more inspiration happened in the form of architectural details, like this wall with wooden element, keys, grates, and a huge set of very un-Starbucks-like doors.
While sipping my coffee in the brilliant sunshine, I was gazing upon these amazingly colorful psychedelic-like flowers adorning the entrance to something, I think it was a taco place.
Then out onto the street, where the flower boxes were full of colorful blooms, including sweet-smelling hyacinth and bright-red tulips.
I came home to find my very own bouquet of tulips, which adorned the table along with prosecco and Bowtie Aglio for a perfect birthday dinner.
Then one final bit of fun and inspiration, a new gnome! What shall I name him, and where should I put him?