With the monthly link love post Inspiration en masse you get a lot of inspiration in just one post, or at least that is my hope. This year I will be posting the link post in the beginning of the month instead of the last weekend, so the February one will be up in the beginning of February, just so you know. Just let me know if you like this in the comments below, and if you got any inspiration out of this post, I’d love to know!
I’m hoping to inspire yet another Year of Making – for all of us. The world would benefit greatly if we all used our creativity daily. My advice is: Make the best of it, make things, make love, make art, make someone’s day! Make it a Year of Creativity!
Here we go…
Craft a Year of Making
Scrappy vinyl pouches – a tutorial I need to follow ASAP, I’ve had transparent vinyl in my stash for way too long now…
10 weaving ideas and tutorials from Poppytalk – I have been wanting to make a small weaving for a few years, maybe it’s time I did give this craft a try finally?
Macramé hanging planters – love the look of these things!
Itsy Bitsy Dresden Plate Tutorial – not sure I’d have the patience, but I love the look of these miniature quilts
Notebook Organizer – another tutorial because I want to sew a couple of these for storing notepads, envelopes and shipping tags, or make a paper craft like the Index Card Folder thing that Andria made
Make your own craft storage using PC (plastic canvas!)
DIY Washi tape holder – love this project for your desk – looks fun and is useful!
So many fun things to try!
Instagram Charm DIY video tutorial – always sooo Kawaii, these little things in clay and a Cup Of Cake TV posts a new one every week. Too bad I don’t have much patience with clay.
E-book: A Year of Making – the book title that inspired the title of this post. By awesome Kim Werker, who also has a class called Daily Making Jumpstart – something I should’ve signed up for I’m sure. If you need a jumpstart, check it out.
A Year of Art
Make patterns in January – a fun challenge by pattern enthusiast Anika. I wish I’d done them all, but maybe it’s not to late to start tomorrow? The theme for tomorrow is mug…
How to paint a galaxy with watercolors – a easy-to-follow watercolor tutorial by Jana
Learn to draw a few banners for your notebook or journal, maybe?
How to make a handmade canvas – A free online video tutorial for how how to make a handmade canvas by Alma Stoller, using recycled materials from the trash.
18 ways to use Adobe Illustrator in your everyday – a good reminder to use this program more often if you have it
I found the 5 New Year Resolutions Every Artist Should Make on YouTube this week, so I couldn’t include it in my Setting Goals in December Inspiration en masse link post, but here it is:
5 New Year Resolutions Every Artist Should Make by Watercolor Misfit on YouTube
Here are a few extra links to check out, and then I’m done:
A must watch: A Lucky Girl Collage Video – the story of Bettine Le Beau, survivor of the Holocaust, something we all need to be reminded of these days… Plus such beautiful collage storytelling in video format. Love it!
iHanna on Pinterest – follow all my boards there, for art and craft inspiration galore!
One of my goals in 2016 is going to be to do more craft, from Pinterest or otherwise. And more art of course. More collage! More sewing! More crafting. I have the material, the ideas, and now all I need is to get going. How about you?
October’s Inspiration en masse was named Everyday is a good day when you paint, November’s Big Magic and December was all about Setting Goals – check ’em out too. And feel free to follow Studio iHanna on Facebook for even more inspiration there – all year long.
And have a great January!