Sunday, 1 June 2008

Glossy

Another happy by-product of my recent paper shuffling. Sorted, shredded, assembled, inspiration boards for a new long term project I am working on with my lovely sister.

Sorting through a two and a half ft tall pile (and I just found a few more oops) really does hammer home the extent of my magazine addiction. Since I have been unsatisfied in my working life, a kind of escapism I guess. I just seem to buy nearly every interiors glossy that hits the stands. Even though after awhile you find its a lot of the same homes used by each different publisher. With all the blogs I read I think nows the time to quit the glossy fetish and start giving a few trees a chance, and maybe my wallet can breath a sigh of relief also.

7 comments:

dean said...

yay! that looks pretty Mrs Hearne x x

thriftymrs said...

That looks fab.
I wish I was brave enough to cut out the glossy kind. I may cut it down to two a month and then see if I can cut down from there.
Should we start an addiction programme?

Cathy said...

I have a similar problem. I love getting magazines and dashing home to read them with a cup of tea, but I often think I could have spent the money more wisely. They are so expensive and they do get very samey after a while. Also, £3.50 buys you quite a bit in a charity shop or car boot sale! Lovely inspiration boards though.
Cathy X

Jennifer said...

I don't know if this is a suggestion that is practical or workable for you, but the way I both stopped buying magazines and yet still have access to them for my artwork was to set up a magazine exchange box at work. Anyone can drop off any magazine when he/she is done with it, and anyone can take any magazine from the box. I found that a lot of people subscribe to magazines that they barely even read, and that they enjoyed having someplace other than the recycle bin to drop them....

Lobster and swan said...

Thanks Jennifer, great idea!

Pia Jane said...

hi jeska! i am just perusing your lovely blog and think this image has not yet popped into my 'My Heart Wanders' inbox... hint hint!! px

Kim Gray said...

I love this image! An Ininspiration board how great!