Category Archives: A Creative Life

How I infuse creativity into my everyday life.

Collage | Squares in a Grid

Held in the palms of thousands of disgruntled people over the centuries have been ideas worth millions – if they only had taken the first step and then followed through. Robert M. Hayes Thanks for all your kind feedback on … Continue reading

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Going back to basics with your Artwork

Going back to basics today! When you take a longer break from your main art practice, it is sometimes hard to find your way back into the well known and comfortable making of art… You want to find your way … Continue reading

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Experiments with acrylic paint | smooch, rub, lift

Creativity is an elixir of life. It keeps us from being dried up and brittle by keeping the essence of our life-force juiciness channeling into new ideas, projects and visions. Heatherash Amara I love experimenting with acrylic paint. Making collage … Continue reading

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My Word of the Year 2016: Grace

Stop shaming and start reclaiming. * Beth Buelow Today is the start of our work week around here, after the long holiday, so I thought I’d type up the first post for the New Year! Yay! Back to blogging, yes! … Continue reading

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Art Journal Peek: Season Greetings

Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within. Eckhart Tolle My Art Journal lays open but ontouched on my dirty polka dot desk. All the presents are wrapped (though they are few since family is … Continue reading

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iHanna’s Ultimate Gift Guide for Artists and Creatives

We’re in the best season for list writing so I put together a little list for you that might be useful when you go shopping next. In my very modest way I’m simply calling it the Ultimate Gift Guide for … Continue reading

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Illustrating Christmas

I have been illustrating Christmas in two recent paintings. They are not elaborate in style or detail, or even very thought through, but they’re my try at doing some kind of “design”, illustrating the season of Christmas in my own … Continue reading

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Instagram Giveaway, Writing & Embroidery

You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you. Barbara Sher Today I have a … Continue reading

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Eye Candy | The Red Christmas Chair

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. Jean Cocteau I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, like the one we had in 2012 when these photos were taken… But alas, it’s … Continue reading

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Art Journal Class 2016: A Journey Within – A Year of Handmade Art Journals

Wanna take an art journal class in 2016? Look no further! December is here, and it feels good already. I think December is one of my favorite months – not because of Christmas, but because I get to plan for … Continue reading

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