Monday, August 23, 2010

Rainbows Everywhere I Look

Today, I watched the season finale of HGTV's Design Star--it actually aired last night, but so did True Blood and Mad Men. I can only stay up so late these days. And that would be why I love Tivo: because this episode was the big winner reveal--not one to be missed, you know. I won't spill the beans here, just know that I am very pleased with the results. I had picked this contestant from the very first episode as my favorite--sparkling eyes in the title sequence get me every time. Anyway...I do have a point somewhere here. Let me think...

Oh yea. On these types of shows, they're always spouting off about finding inspiration everywhere you look. Doesn't matter if it's a home show, fashion show, or food show--it's the same mantra. Open your eyes and really see the beauty that surrounds you. Then turn around and make something to express how joyous you feel about all of this loveliness. I wanted to play along, so here's what I saw.

This was by the checkout area in Giant. I loved the neatness, colors and the fact that there was some healthy stuff there instead of just a pile of debris from a chocolate factory explosion. So I took this utilitarian beauty and made this

color-coded sock drawer! Neat and it doesn't get more functional then this, right? I really hope that somewhere out there someone with the power to give me my own TV show is reading this, since clearly I've got this "Inspiration in Unusual Spaces" thing down.

Seeing those perfectly matched socks reminds me of that game on Play with me Sesame where Bert has to match socks on a clothesline. Thinking of Bert reminded me of this picture:

So yes, I just took you from Design Star, to the grocery store, to my sock drawer and ended up at Busch Gardens all in less than 300 words. The inner-workings of my mind can be a scary place, no?


  1. Anonymous5:07 PM

    Wonderful imagination. Please don't come look at my sock drawer

  2. It's always good to find inspiration! Neat way to notice the simple things around you!

  3. Hi! love your blog, but I just have one question...... Who won Design Star??!!?? One of my many offsprings decided they needed to record I Carly and Star Wars more than I needed to see that final episode. Blood was not shed, but it was close. Help a girl out, please!!!

  4. Thanks for the compliments! About Design Star, I guess it's safe to let the cat out of the bag now... Emily won. I'm so happy because I just love her!

  5. oh wow! I'm so glad she's the one who won it all. I liked her from the start! Can't wait for her new show!