Monthly Archives: March 2014

How to Recycle a Whiskas box

Packaging and containers lend themselves well to storage in a studio. As an artist I’m always in need of new, fun ways to store pens, threads, and finished notebooks. There is always something that needs to be put away… And … Continue reading

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Pink and Green

I think my favorite color combination in the whole world must be pink and green. I am drawn to this combination over and over again, without even thinking about it. When pink & green shows up in nature it’s such … Continue reading

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My desk is a Constant Mess

The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you cant learn anything from being perfect. Adam Osborne There is a mess on my desk. Again. There is a finished art journal. A started art journal. A current … Continue reading

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iHanna’s DIY Postcard Swap Spring 2014

Yay, it’s time to make something creative with your time, with me. When you sign up for this postcard swap you will create ten (10) original handmade postcards, any style you like, and send them out to ten new friends! … Continue reading

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I have a Newsletter too

I have a Newsletter, did you know that? I very rarely send it out but I’ve got one. I would love for you to sign up. Now I’ve also got a mascot for it, a mailchimp called Freddie… This is … Continue reading

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Art Journal Peek: Watercolor Girl

A single drop of water, once joined with others, can transform a mountain. Chinese proverb This drawing of a girl is in my art journal. A green girl, colored in with watercolors. I like pages where a bit of everything … Continue reading

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Art Journal Idea: Create Journaling blocks

Sometimes it’s hard to incorporate journaling into an art journal. Personally I tend to get so excited about colors and patterns that I forget all about leaving some room for writing. That’s totally fine, if that happens, but sometimes you … Continue reading

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International Day of Happiness

You might not know that today is International Day of Happiness, because it is a new idea. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 June 2012. They said that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental … Continue reading

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Eye Candy | Succulent in a cup

Think with your senses as well as your brain. Andrew Motion This little cutie keeps me company as I write. The newest addition to my indoor plant menagerie is a succulent, sitting right by my laptop. I moved it from … Continue reading

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Drawing Tiny Treasures

I’m calling this new project Drawing Tiny Treasures. My intention is to fill the entire book with drawings of small things from my home. Those things that I have loved for years (and probably blogged about at some point in … Continue reading

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