Tuesday, August 12, 2008

SARK Juicy Pens Thirsty Paper

SARK's new book - Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper comes out today - I am standing at my door waiting for the Brown Van from UPS to show up with my very own copy (yes I'm an Amazon luvr).

If you don't know who SARK is and you're reading this blog, you may want to take a look at her colorful and whimsical (and sometimes very serious) books. They are written in hand with watercolor accents that amuse and inspire.
Her voice was one of the first voices I read that I felt gave me permission to let my artsy side bak out even though I had long ago put it aside for work and kids.

I stumbled across her book Succulent Wild Woman when I was working at CNN 15 years ago and saw the press kit in the hallway being given away (the book had already been taken). I quickly ran out to get the book and have been a fan ever since.

She's coming to my home town in a couple weeks on her book tour and I will be there and bring some friends. I was lucky enough to catch her on the wild woman tour as well.

What does any of this have to do with organizing???
Well - I use the books as muses to keep my inner juicy juices flowing. And I have more like them including journals and coloring books.
My creativity often gets sparked when I can see one thing and expand on it or adapt it for another use.
So this means having books to organize, and planning to spend time looking through them - which is a whole 'nother bunch of bananas for right brainers. More to come.


Megan@Disorder2Order said...

I have been looking for those FREAKIN' PENS FOR MONTHS Allison... my Staples NEVER seems to have them! You know the pens in which I speak. I have now noted... will add this to the list...

In Mid Bloom said...

Congrats on winning Sark's contest! Woo hoo!