Wednesday, May 4

Around the studio...


Favorite little things fill studio shelves...
I found a tidy spot to share!

My mom tucked $25 in my birthday card.
When I receive "cash" I try to purchase something
special... often it is spent on a needful item.


I hit the perfect shelf in a local antique shop!
Old botanical books, nature books...
Flower reference books...


With so much rain this is a bit of a tease!
I designed book plates that I glue in with ph safe products...


I make little notes on the plate~
The year I added it to my collection, who it is from...
Where I found it~


Hope your day is perfect!

10 comments:

MosaicMagpie said...

What great books to use as inspiration for your lovely artwork!
Deb

Brynwood Needleworks said...

What a perfect find, Michelle! Another wonderful way to extend your birthday. You know I'm all for that!
xoxo
Donna

oneoff said...

Glad you have found such lovely books to inspire your work. I love that idea of using bookplates to remember how and when you came by your special books - that will make for even better memories.

Bx

Penelope's Beehive said...

Oooh my, beautiful old books...made even more lovely with your special bookplates and memories!

Warm hugs...Judy

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I love old books especially ones with the colored pictures.
Enjoy ~ what a perfect birthday gift. Love the book plates.
Prim Blessings
Robin

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

What a lovely idea! Your books are a great find, they really are beautiful and a great reflection of your own fabulous work!

Smiley said...

Oh I love your idea. I love books. . .especially children's books! I wish I had known about your neat idea several years ago. I would have had a blast doing it in all my daughter's books as I purchased them. LOL! She's 16 now, but I still love to buy the books.
Sweet mom. . .always nice to receive money and spend it on something fun.

Blessings and smiles!
Deb :o)

Joy said...

Wonderful books you have there, I can see how they would offer up hours of inspiration.

Lululiz said...

Beautiful books, and what a good idea to use your very own special book plates to record info.

vicki said...

A lovely little sneak peek into your studio. The vintage books are fabulous! I love how you use them in your projects! The little book plates are perfection!
Vicki