|For Your Colour & Paint Ideas & Inspiration |
When I first went to Art School, I was encouraged to keep a sketchbook. This was not just for sketching but also highly useful as a way of developing a visual voice and language. I used my sketchbooks to collect colours, pieces ripped from magazines and pattern making. I still do.
Use my Work Book in the same way -- as an 'aide-memoire'. Plan the colour palettes of a room, work out a piece of furniture, and draw little sketches. You can use the pockets to collect ribbons, fabric pieces and cuttings from magazines. Experiment with colour combinations making your own mixes.
The Annie Sloan Work Book is exclusively available through my network of stockists. You won't find it anywhere else! Contact your nearest stockist to get your copy.
|The 112-page full colour Work Book features my hints and tips, suggested projects and sketches. It's a great way to get all your design ideas down in one place. |
There is plenty of space for you to make notes, sketch, or even paint. You can also store fabric samples, magazine cuttings and colour cards in the three handy pockets.
|You can use the book with Pinterest too!|
I love using Pinterest to discover and share inspiration, and I am using it alongside my Work Book, too. For several themes in the book, I have created an accompanying Pinterest board to continue to inspire you and enable your ideas. Simply visit my Pinterest page (www.pinterest.com/AnnieSloanHome) and browse the different boards you will find highlighted through the book. Here you will discover some of my own projects as well as a breadth of inspiration to make your own.
I would love you to share your ideas on Pinterest too. Simply start a new board called 'Annie Sloan Work Book' and upload your pins. In the pin description, write the theme that inspired you (e.g. 'Rustic') and 'From my Annie Sloan Work Book'. You can pin anything from doodles, sketches and swatches, to your finished painted pieces. I will be busy repinning and sharing my favourite ones. Happy Pinning!