Monthly Archives: March 2012

Fabric Covered Ring Binders

My ring binders after a bit of transformation with pretty fabric and some glue… They turned out really darn pretty, don’t you think? Wanna do the same with your ugly ring binders or folders? Okay, this is a descriptive tutorial … Continue reading

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On the streets of spring

It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through … Continue reading

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Time to use these Cute Fabrics

It’s easy to hold our great ideas hostage, or to talk them away into things we’ll do someday, or wanted to do once, but its so much more thrilling to free them and watch them take flight. Mary Beth Maziarz … Continue reading

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Try to restrain yourself

Trying to restrain yourself is hard if you ask me. I’m a maximalist, not a minimalist. I like clutter (but not the dust that lives between everything). I like lots of choices (but not having to go out to buy … Continue reading

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What I Wore today

What I wore today, in drawing. First I was doing an exercise to create a 6 minute diary page l Linda Barry, author of the book What It Is (that I own and totally recommend, it’s awesome). She wrote: … Continue reading

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The power of introverts

I’m making dotted papers, and thinking that the weekly inspiration link lists are monthly… the last one was published in January. But of course the postcard link list is still growing, so that’s keeping me busy. But anyway, had to … Continue reading

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Collage studies in a series

One of the ideas in Jane Davies great book Collage journeys is to do all her exercises as a series of collages. She suggests that you assemble a group of materials that you find interesting or challenging and primarily use … Continue reading

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The Madonna Embroidery

The Madonna Embroidery – A mother’s love. In Christian imagery everything has a symbolic meaning; the colours, gestures, people and flowers. But to me, this is not firstly an image of Mary and Jesus, but an international symbolic image of … Continue reading

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What I like about handmade postcards

Making, writing, sending & receiving postcards is a fun and creative activity. I guess that’s why I’m hosting a postcard swap every year. Here are a few main points about why this activity is so enjoyable to me. It’s because… … Continue reading

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A house in the dark

I have had this white metal house for years, but not until tonight it occurred to me to open the bottom and stick a candle inside it. I’m so glad I did. I have an endless fascination with the lit … Continue reading

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