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I signed up for the Gocco Swap on impulse.  It is hard to resist the promise of 11 people’s inspired work arriving in my mailbox.  The problem was finding my own inspiration.

The theme of the swap is one.  One image?  One color?  One print per person?  It was up to each of us to decide.  Having always loved broadsides (and lacking any drawing skills) I decided to print some text.  A not-so-broad broadside.

I looked through multiple books of poetry, but nothing felt quite right.  Alas, sometimes inspiration is right in front of one’s nose.  In my case, it was hanging on the kitchen bulletin board.  Rising to the top of the visual noise of the board was a quote the hubby pinned up a while ago.   I don’t know about you, but it is a sentiment I need to be reminded of regularly.


Thanks to Hubby for finding the inspiring words and for being the ever-patient font master.


Observing the different collaborative projects out in blogland is endlessly fascinating to me. Whether it is seeing the variety that can come from a common raw material or word or seeing the simpatico of people from across many miles. It is all so inspiring and highlights the amazing community that has formed in the creative blog world.

Just a few examples:

Someday I would love to be part of a project like these.  The process, accountability and inspiration may be just the thing I need.  Either that or a swift kick in the behind.