Vision Boards

I am fascinated by the creative process.

How writers write,

how composers compose,

how designers design.

Everyone is different,

so too are their creative,


The photographs above,

are of Sid Mashburn,

and his vision board,

I don’t know if that is what Mr Mashburn calls it, probably not, he is a southern gentleman designer/retailer in Atlanta by way of Mississippi and New York(he hails from Mississippi and worked in New York, J Crew, Ralph Lauren etc) I am a fan of Sid’s- his style, his way of saying things, his style aphorisms , In music there is only one lead singer, your outfit should only have one as well, love Sid, but I digress

I have been making my home,

a home,

for a few weeks now.

I had this incredible canvas,

to start on,

gorgeous cream coloured walls.

literally, everything looks good on cream coloured walls,

natural hardwood floors,

incredible light,

good bones.

I sat with it for a few weeks,

watching the light,

learning the space.

Little by little I put stuff,

on the walls,

on Friday,

my bff,

helped me rearrange,

the living room.

I love it.

My hallway,

is long and narrow,

but the light is incredible,

it has bookcases,

and the walls are a gallery,

of sorts,

for things I love,

art made by artist friends,


me in my bookstore,

my mom,

dogs playing poker,

an icon my grandfather framed,

in gorgeous oak.

things that bring me joy,

things that represent,

my family, my journey.

The living room,

will have a Tamara De Lempicka,


and urban photography,

that a close friend,


There are two rooms,

my bedroom,

my office,

that wait for things.

The office,

is a largish room,

and there are things,

but the wall in front of my,

work table,

has nothing,

and I have been thinking,

I should create,

a vision board.

Things I find beautiful,

things that inspire me,

things I am passionate about,

things, people, I love.

Colour, beauty, quotes,

cats, bridges, trees,

quotes, by Thomas Merton,

Joan Didion,

Yogi Berra,

stuff like that,

what do you all think,

do my artist peeps use,

vision boards?

Do they help you?

Be well.

Later girls,


By Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my mid early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

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