A few months ago I created a Flickr account (oh well, it was more, like, over a year ago, but who’s counting, I ask you?) as part of my desperate attempts to kickstart my creativity. I thought that sharing pictures of my crafting projects might do the trick. (It didn’t, not really; but hey, I did teach myself using a sewing machine. That’s something, right? And frankly, I’m tickled pink that I can sew. *g*) (I’m also tickled pink that my humble creations seem to have inspired others to tackle crafting – yay! Surely that’s the best compliment ever!)
Though I don’t upload pictures on a regular basis, I love Flickr. You can discover so many interesting things there. Like these
(Did you see the itty-bitty crocheted dragon? Isn’t it cuuute???)
On Saturday I browsed the pictures of the group Moleskinerie and happened to stumble across some absolutely stunning sketches of urban landscapes, like this one:
Aren’t these awesome?
Now, you know that I’ve got this thing with books, right? And because I’d fallen in love with the works featured on the blog, I naturally ordered the aforementioned book. It arrived today, and let me tell you, it is absolutely and utterly stunning. After a short exploration of what urban sketching is, the book takes you on a journey around the world via the sketches of the various contributors.
It’s one of those books that you can open again and again, and every time you will discover something new. *happy sigh*