Monthly Archives: July 2012

A Creative Life in Snapshots

I have like a gazillion awesome photos (if I may say so myself) on my computer, just sitting there. Folders upon folders full of colours, inspiration, beauty, life! These photos makes me so happy but there are just way too … Continue reading

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Trying to find My Truth in art

Instead of trying too hard to be original when we create, we should try to just be “true”. True to what we’re drawn to right now. To follow the hand as it reaches for the next paint tube, what ever … Continue reading

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The Gift of Flower Picking

And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see – or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read. Alice … Continue reading

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Awesome Supplies | Pink Dymo Labels

It feels like I’ve spent more time in art supplie stores than at my desk creating lately. It’s a horrible feeling that makes me feel empty and sad. But instead of complaining about time (again!) I thought I’d start a … Continue reading

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Mandala drawing #2: snowflakes

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake… Francis Bacon These two looks like snowflakes in … Continue reading

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An Image Only Interview at CraftyPod

Sister Diane has started a new interview series called “the image only interview”. She asked a bunch of questions and then let her interviewee answer with one photo per question. I was thrilled to be the first one to be … Continue reading

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Summer is for photographing flowers

The real thing: pink geraniums, after rain. All you need is a point and shot camera, and the time to bend your knees, get close and snap away. Please follow and like:Related PostsSeeing Embroidery Everywhere I go out and feel … Continue reading

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Art Journal Peek: Pink Geraniums

Another peek into the wonderous place of the Art Journal… Pink Geraniums painted with acrylic, or rather smashed into the journal with a very old and stiff brush. You see roses? Or wild flowers? They could be any flowers, because … Continue reading

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Summer time crafting

One of my favorite creative habits in summer is mom and me craft-time. Well, it’s a favorite any time of the year but in summer we often set up camp in the veranda of my parents house. If it’s a … Continue reading

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iHanna Drawing a Mandala

I have seen mandala drawings and zentangle doodles online for years, and I’ve experimented with them myself. I’ve found Mandlas in collage and through photography, and if you know my fascination with the circle this comes as no surprise. I’ve … Continue reading

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