Category Archives: A Creative Life

How I infuse creativity into my everyday life.

Book binding | Make Book Pages from a Brown paper bag

Sharing one of my book binding secrets with you guys today! I know my plan was to mostly use watercolor papers in my next art journal, but I found all these pretty paper bags in my stash… So I thought … Continue reading

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Eye Candy | big puppy love

This is Giza, one of the Broholmer puppies that I visited last summer. She is still a puppy in some ways, but also a big dog. I love big happy dogs, whipping tail, drooling smile and all! Naaah! She doesn’t … Continue reading

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Painting on Vintage Postcards

This summer I bought a whole pile of vintage (but not sent) postcards with motifs from around Sweden. You know the kind, postcards of buildings that might be bought as souvenirs but always are so darn boring to get in … Continue reading

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Quick Craft: Pom-pom – pom pom poooom!

Time for a quick craft! Join me and have a ball. Because don’t you just love pom-pomps? Doesn’t everyone? I mean, what’s not to love? Fluff, color, yarn – quick craft project – kaa-baam! Anyone can do it too, and … Continue reading

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Spotted Photo Theme: Street Art

November’s Spotted Photo Theme is Street Art, or what we spot as we walk through urban environment. A bit of contrast welcome after last month’s theme: nature, though of course my nature was full of concrete. And you’ll see lots … Continue reading

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Love Letter to Råskog – the turquoise Kitchen Cart for all Artists

Råskog – the turquoise Kitchen Cart, you know it? Yes, I’m guessing you already know thepiece of furniture I’m addressing today? It’s IKEA’s Kitchen Cart Råskog.You know the metal cart on wheels, made out of steel with a epoxy powder … Continue reading

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Dear Photo Diary | Pumpkin Season

Dear Photo Diary, last week was Week in the Life photo documentation week, but I didn’t join. I have way too many things on my to-do-list right now to add another big photo project (I did print my 2012 book … Continue reading

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Bright Yellow Fruit Salad

I like yellow. Not mellow yellow, but the bright sunshiny kind. It’s irresistible! Like fruit salad. Also irresistible. Plus, easy to make. Just chop any fruit up, mix together in a bowl and eat. Summer desert, or winter thrill. And … Continue reading

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Dear Photo Diary | the details of daily life

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. William Morris There are so much beauty everywhere. I was at a color workshop this morning where the teacher told us that … Continue reading

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A Personal Abecedarium of iHanna

I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance. Bell Hooks An abecedarium (or abecedary) is an inscription consisting of the letters of an alphabet, almost always … Continue reading

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