Monthly Archives: April 2008

Online friends plus great photo and journal inspiration

Some collages from my Daily Art Challenge: I’m sharing mostly lots of inspiration from other people today. Go there; comment, be inspired, share what you like. Play, have fun, Happy Valborg, it is the gateway to long and warmer days … Continue reading

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Hand sewing is my new knitting

As I’m tired of knitting I’m turning to handsewing for the first time, as a craft. And I like it a lot. Stitching those tiny stitches to attach pieces of fabric to another one is as meditative and repetitive as … Continue reading

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Yet another knitted sweater

Thanks everyone so so much for your happy wishes on my fourth blogoversery! I don’t know if I want to post anything else on this blog right now because I’m so enjoying reading your comments there! But we’re still going … Continue reading

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Four years of blogging adventures

Today it is my blog’s birthday. Hurray hurray hurray! It is this blog’s fourth birthday. That means I’ve been writing a blog for four years today. That is a lot of days (1461 days). According to my stats iHanna has … Continue reading

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Beautiful book covers and great titles

There is ample time and opportunity for creative expression in whatever area I choose. a louise hay daily affirmation I’ve been outside almost the entire day. I impregnated the outdoor floors in my parents garden. Painting transparent oil, smelling its … Continue reading

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Zentangle meditation and wet paper painting

Some wet paper painting… Arounna of bookhour craftprojects inspired me to paint watercolors on wet paper this week. I did a page in my journal and filled one of the daily art cards with flowing colors. You cover the entire … Continue reading

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Stencils, plaster and a cork stamp

I gave stencil cutting another go, this time cutting out numbers for a mixed media piece I’ve been thinking about. Very Lynne Perrella inspired (and Michelle Ward too I guess) who is my favorite mixed media inspiration. Only when I … Continue reading

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Recycled paper beads in a necklace

I have made paper beads with a recycled newspaper and some glue mixed in. This is a easy fun project that you can do without any preparation. Just put some stripes of newspaper in a pot of water and wait … Continue reading

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Wish list – birthday coming up

My thrifted find from this week is this mini pot with flowers: I made a drawing of it (a Daily Art Card) and colored it with watercolors: I’m looking through amazon.com to find “the best books” to order for me. … Continue reading

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The power of the mind

While traveling by train this week (3 times!) I’ve listened to podcasts and knitted on a striped cap (thanks for sending me the pattern Elena!), thinking about the power of the mind… Listening to inspiring podcasts really is something I … Continue reading

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