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Inspire: From the Art Part of My Heart

From the Art Part of My Heart

by (author) Mary Chernoff

Front Matter Press
Initial publish date
May 2021
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2021
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When our lives were first turned upside down by Covid—19, we looked for ways to fill the days and lift our spirits. As we were faced with staying at home in order to stay safe, some threw themselves into their work, while others sought creative opportunities in their immediate surroundings. Now, as we inch toward a brighter future and a slow return to normal, we're seeing that the spark of creativity ignited by the pandemic is here to stay, with people continuing to seek simple, affordable, and authentic creative outlets.
Enter Mary Chernoff's Inspire — a book chock—full of simple projects that will encourage readers to express themselves and craft meaningful experiences by recognizing creative opportunities in their immediate surroundings. Organized into twelve chapters on gifting, gardening, dressing, entertaining, and more, Inspire is a collection of insightful stories, creative tips, recipes, and detailed instructions. More than just a beautiful photo—essay book, it is also a hands—on manual for creatives of every skill level. Whether you're cooking on a shoestring, planning an elaborate wedding, or making a dress for the first time, Inspire has all the ingredients for success. This is a book that can move from coffee table to kitchen counter to craft room with ease.

About the author

MARY CHERNOFF is a Vancouver, BC, interior designer who is the epitome of living the creative life. In her professional life, Mary specializes in health care design, providing consulting services on new projects and renovations. In her personal life, she is a foodie, singer, seamstress, hostess, gardener, and mother - a jack of all trades, with a knack for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. For more information, visit

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