Category Archives: A Creative Life

How I infuse creativity into my everyday life.

I love this Creative habit of mine

Just because it’s black in the dark, doesn’t mean there’s no color… Laleh My most consistent habit right now is to doodle. To bring a black pen to paper and draw something that is already in my mind. I have … Continue reading

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Mixed Media Collage

Collage time! Circles again, inside my brain, on the cardigan I’m wearing – and then from my hands onto the paper. Cut out, drawn, or sewn – they appear in all colors and forms on my polka dot desk. Mostly … Continue reading

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Dear Photo Diary | Commence to see things

Once you really commence to see things, then you really commence to feel things. Edward Steichen Dear Photo Diary, the sky fascinates me right now. I don’t know how many photos I’ve taken of clouds this summer. And my orchids … Continue reading

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Scanning vs. Photographing Collage

I am back with square, abstract artwork. I made a few collages this spring, but never got around to posting them then. Now I really want to get back to creating art and sharing it with you guys, so let’s … Continue reading

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Eye Candy | Peonies at home

Don’t bend; donít water it down; donít try to make it logical; donít edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. Franz Kafka Earlier this summer I got this beautiful bouquet of magenta … Continue reading

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Flower border gone awry

Nothing ever gets anywhere. The earth keeps turning round and gets nowhere. The moment is the only thing that counts. Jean Cocteau Finding your own favorite doodle pattern is a good feeling. I think flowers might be my thing, they … Continue reading

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Stamping Patterns with Found Objects

Making hand made patterns with Found Objects is always satisfying and fun. My most recent explorations into stamping on fabric involved a garden hose stump found in the grass, among other things… I used the end of the garden hose … Continue reading

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Eye Candy | 50 Shades of Pink + desktop background

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon Ė instead of enjoying the roses that … Continue reading

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Spotted Photo Theme: Animal Love

Cuteness alert! Puppies, cats, monkey kisses, and other adorable critters ahead! Like I mentioned earlier it’s time for a look at the themes that occur in our everyday photographs. I spot cute animals in many of the photos I’ve taken … Continue reading

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How to become Extremely Creative in 2 simple steps

A while back I got an e-mail from a woman called Amber. It was about creativity and this is what she wrote to me: Email Subject – Creativity Hello, I think that you are a great inspiration. When i was … Continue reading

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