Friday, April 18, 2008

{Amy Butler's Midwest Modern}

Amy Butler designs fabrics, home accessories, fashion projects, sewing patterns, and stationery goods, which she distributes globally from her studio in Granville, Ohio. Butler is the author of two previous books and has contributed lifestyle and decor stories to Country Living magazine. Her newest book titled Midwest Modern is really an invitation to her creative view on the world around her work and personal way of life. Emphasizing simplicity and integrity of craft, Butler is passionate about recycling materials, reinventing vintage looks, and taking joy in the homemade. Her approach—drawing its inspiration from the natural world and the lives of real people—is organic in every sense of the word.
It is a great resource of inspiration for all artists. I've been able to unlock lots of creative ideas for my own work by flipping through the beautiful pages of this book.In her epilogue, Amy writes, "Beauty is in the way you live. Enjoy your surroundings. Let them inspire you. Follow your own path, and approach everything you do with love in your heart." Cheers to following your own path and blessing your life with many forms of beauty! Have a great weekend!

{Photos by David Butler}

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