I don't often get my inspiration from the fashion world.
But when the NY Times Fall fashion magazine shows up in the newspaper, the colors and images along with the very thinness of the paper just makes me need to tear it up and glue it down in my journal in a collagey mess.
and while I certainly don't buy into any of that marketing machine that makes me feel less than Goddessy for being my very imperfect, flawed, large, aging self, I can use some of their pretty images, torn and ripped and messed with, to express my own love of things paper and colorful.
It can all be part of my dialog with the world -- in the world but not of it, is one way to use these images to think about things.
and look - some good came of it in my journal:
"That which is not slightly distorted lacks sensible appeal; from which it follows that irregularity – that is to say, the unexpected, surprise and astonishment, are a essential part and characteristic of beauty." --Charles Baudelaire