Category Archives: A Creative Life

How I infuse creativity into my everyday life.

Frog Collages – A Series of Collages Started

I love collages and adore frogs… So why should I not combine it all into frog collages? While everyone else is still doing birds, I’m doing amphibians (!), hoping to find art lovers as in love with frogs as I … Continue reading

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Inspirational Quotes – Free Printable for your Notebook

I made a printable with inspirational quotes that is free to download and use in your own notebook. It consists of three (3) PDF-pages filled with different quotes that you can use in your notebook, sketchbook, bullet journal, calendar or … Continue reading

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Coloring Books for Grown Ups – do we really need them?

Why would you buy a Coloring book for Grown Ups? Do grown ups really need silly activity books, don’t we have more important things to do? Or said in another way: what could be the benefits of trying this trend … Continue reading

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Finding yourself in your Art Journal

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar When you work in book format, like an Art Journal, or any notebook, each page is a creation on its … Continue reading

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Before you Start, create a Warm Up Collage

If you’re feeling stale and uninspired, in body or soul, you need to start with some warm up exercises, to get you going. I think this is one of the stumbling blocks when making art (or trying to restart it … Continue reading

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Create your Own Christmas Cards

It’s time to create Christmas cards. Yee-haa, that time of year again – am I right? There are some really cute ones to buy these days, especially if you order from Etsy, but who planned for this in say, October? … Continue reading

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Creative Doodles that will Brighten your Mood

What do you do when things are hard, and you feel like you don’t have the strength or energy to move away from the situation you’re in? I see a lot of psychological advice on how to brighten your mood … Continue reading

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Postcard Collage Video 2: The Colorful Postcard

When I make collage postcards I choose paper scraps that I really like a lot, and try to make a pleasing and happy composition. A lot of it is hard to explain, as it happens intuitively. But the first step … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo | A blog post every day for a month?

I have been thinking a lot about trying on a challenge I’ve seen around the web through the past couple of years. NaBloPoMo. It’s about writing a blog post every day for a whole month, to be specific, in November. … Continue reading

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Postcard Tutorial Video: Fall Color Inspiration

I’m not sure if I should call this a postcard tutorial or simply a postcard collage inspiration thing, but here it is! A new youtube video about how to make your own DIY Postcards. I think it’s more of a … Continue reading

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