Wreck This Journal: A Perfectionist’s Nightmare

Wreck This Journal: A Perfectionist's Nightmare by thinkingcloset.com

Yesterday, I put on my lime green rainboots, ran around in the muddy backyard, and then stomped on an open book.  All in the name of creative recklessness. You see, two Christmases ago, my sister gave me a book by Keri Smith called *Wreck This Journal.  It’s full of creative prompts, many of which invite you to pretty much destroy the book.  Here are a just a few of them: “Sew this page.” “Find a {read more…}

Book Page Banner & Free Cut File

Book Page Banner Tutorial & Free Cut File | The Thinking Closet

Happy, happy Friday, friends! As you may recall, one of the highlights of my sister’s surprise visit last month was a crafternoon shared together working on a banner to hang above her books in her bedroom.  It only seemed fitting to use book pages as our primary material and to incorporate a quote by one of our favorite authors, C.S. Lewis: “We read to know we are not alone.”  How true, Mr. Lewis.  How true. {read more…}

Romanced By Bookstores

Romanced by Bookstores | The Thinking Closet

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been romanced by bookstores…especially used bookstores.  They lure me in with their old, stale-book smells and promise of inscribed inside covers.  They win my heart with their cozy aisles and reading nooks.  And if I find a treasure – – oh, stop the presses – – if I find a treasure, I’m forever theirs. And I think I’ve discovered my new favorite bookstore in Orlando.  It’s called {read more…}