Have you ever come across a book that motivates you to be more creative? To make something? To slow down and enjoy drawing a picture, or writing a letter to a friend? Well, we found that in the new, A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness, by the co-founders and creative directors of Flow Magazine, Irene Smit and Astrid Van der Hulst. It’s a book about doing, about experience, and about intention. It’s a book both about mindfulness and a book that literally inspires mindfulness. It reminds readers to slow down, breathe deeply, and be present. We are absolutely delighted to partner with Workman Publishing to share all of the goodness of this book!
I was so inspired by this book. All of the art and design are just beautiful. I was so excited to tear out the mini post cards and send to some friends. It is so rare to receive a hand written letter in the mail these days. But I loved some of the postcards so much that I want to create a display for them. Today I am sharing how I made this simple DIY Modern Clip Frame to showcase some of the gorgeous postcards.
The book is filled with interactive activities. But you can also read about the advantages of slowing down. I also love the little lessons inside the book… There are lessons on how to shift your focus away from what you don’t have and focus on what you do have. Brilliant reminder! And speaking of reminder, I have learned that I need constant and sometimes subtile reminders to slow down. So this frame has been a nice gentle reminder.
DIY Modern Clip Frame
After writing and mailing some of the postcards, make a DIY Modern Clip Frame to showcase some of your favorites.
Adhere the mini gold clips with a hot glue gun. I placed the post cards with clips on the wood board first, then glued.
Add hot glue to the top back portion of 2 inch wood block. Gently place the glued area of block to the back side bottom of wood piece. Gently tilt the bottom of wood block so that there is a space between to give some tilt to the frame.
This frame is a wonderful way to change out your favorite postcards from A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness. A way to remind us to slow down. To use our hands to create something.
Photos by Sara Albers.
A big thanks to Workman Publishing for sponsoring this post.