In an effort to dejunk my inbox, I recently unsubscribed from a bunch of email lists. But I will never let go of Anthropologie's. Both because I cannot afford their clothing at non-sale prices and because their marketing is so visually appealing. In clicking around the other day, I discovered Anthropologie's store locator feature. Handy for locating a store but even better because there's a photograph of each storefront, and they are fantastic this season. I spent more time than I care to admit putting in new zip codes just to see all the amazing designs - it's so cool how they each interpret the same concept and some of the same materials in different ways. I will for sure be drawing inspiration from these for my art journaling and card making. And then checking back next season for a fresh dose of color.
When I buy clothing, it's often less because I need a new skirt than because I love the color and pattern and want to hold onto it. Here's hoping that incorporating that inspiration into my work will scratch the same itch - a lot less expensively. At least until my paper purchases exceed my clothes shopping.