I've missed some of the months in the Inspired by Reading group, so I scrambled to read Where'd You Go, Bernadette? in time for this week's discussion/reveal. I'm glad I did! Semple's novel was a thoroughly enjoyable depiction of funny, troubled, exasperating people, and a touching meditation on creativity, mental illness, and responsibility.
Rather than make jewelry, I went in a different direction. Bernadette is an architect whose masterpiece was a house made entirely of recycled, salvaged, or local materials. That inspired me to make my own house from my stash:
Taking broken, used, defective, discarded things and making a home and a life -- I think Bernadette would approve.