Monthly Archives: February 2014

I really like my brown Smart Journals

I have a big love for browns and earthy tones. Brown paper! Gingerbread cookies! The color of my hair! Coffee with milk! Yum! And let’s not forget the Brown Quilt that I made myself. I still adore it, and use … Continue reading

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Creative Snapshots | Snow already forgotten

Above all, be the heroine of your own life, not the victim. Nora Ephron I am drinking black coffee and reading your comments on the giveaway post. Last chance to enter the giveaway of Quinn’s new book Inner Hero Creative … Continue reading

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Like a used paint rag…

Do you ever feel like a old dried up paint rag, laying on the floor – waiting to be thrown away? Discarded. Finished. Used up? Sometimes I do feel like that, but not today. I just wondered, because I needed … Continue reading

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Tin Can Assemblage

In the Coursera class that I took this summer (Introduction to Art: Concepts & Techniques with teacher Anna Divinsky) I made three of the assignments (you had to make two to get a diploma). I showed you the collage of … Continue reading

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In Search of a Compass

I doodled and painted a quick little compass mandala in a fresh notebook late last night. I have been jumping between all kinds of journals and notebooks lately, not feeling completely at home in any of the ongoing books… In … Continue reading

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Eye Candy | Drops of Color

No medicine cures what happiness cannot. Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez Drops of color in puddles of water, because they sky is too gray and winter too long. I feel like I need a lot of “just because no reason” right now. … Continue reading

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Inner Hero Creative Art Journal by Quinn McDonald

Giveaway time! Instructions on how to enter to win this book are at the end of this post! But first, let’s look at what this book is about! Inner Hero Creative Art Journal is Quinn McDonald’s newest book. It’s about … Continue reading

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The Simplest Things

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. Albert Camus Sometimes the simplest things can bring the most happiness. A scrap piece of watercolor paper. A black ink pen. A bit of time to … Continue reading

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Collage Assignment | A Visit to the Land of Forever Summer

In the Coursera class Introduction to Art: Concepts & Techniques with teacher Anna Divinsky that I took this summer I made three of the assignments (you had to make two to get a diploma). Two of those I’m rather proud … Continue reading

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iHanna’s orange owl – inspired by Craft-a-Doodle

The stars began to burn through the sheets of clouds, and there was a new voice which you slowly recognized as your own. Mary Oliver Last Monday I wrote about how everyone can draw this kind of owl. It’s two … Continue reading

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