After Pinterest . . . Strolling through Pinterest one day I noticed many pictures of bookshelves- row after row of bookshelves –just bookshelves- artfully arranged- - and something clicked. It was time to tackle the bookshelf from a new angle. The quest began to inspire a creative approach to storage. I Googled, Youtubed, and Pinterested the heck out of bookshelves. Within a weekend I had a new vision of my space. COLOR!
Arranging my beloved books by color has led to a feeling of
discovery every time I go looking for a book.
In my green section, Frog and Toad is nestled by Jerry
Spinelli’s The Library Card and The Complete Guide to Flower Gardening. Barbara Bush, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and Louis
Sachar are new “book-fellows” in the blue area. The palette of color has brought new energy to
the room. It is like looking through an
old photo album as I reminisce about favorite writers, memorable characters, and
Imagine my surprise and joy then, at the recent unexpected find of Lisa Hoke’s exhibit on the third floor of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Hoke's installation is a massive 15 feet high and over 150 feet wide- a blank wall serving as her canvas of recycled paper products arranged by—COLOR!
I hope you are gifting yourself with artist dates this month. Consider a trip to the OKCMOA to see Hoke’s work or be inspired on the first floor with the unforgettable photography of Ansel Adams.
If you are craving Spring green- check out the fabulous photos of Jennifer James St. Patrick's Day Parades past and present!
If you want to borrow a book- come on down to my library, you never know what might delight your inner artist!