Category Archives: A Creative Life

How I infuse creativity into my everyday life.

Dear Photo Diary | Creative Snaps

Spring colors are singing inside of me. So I am gathering them up around me too. I’ve decorated white envelopes but have yet to make Easter cards, not sure there will be time to send any out at all. Related … Continue reading

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Video tutorial: How to create a Ring Binder

A small, personal ring binder is the perfect storage for postcards and mail art. I so love mine, made from vintage Reader’s Digest books. The covers are all different, totally adorable, green patterns. Love! Today I found the video files … Continue reading

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Collage is about Self-Discovery

Collage is part of a perpetual voyage of self-discovery and refinement – an intellectual grand tour through philosophies and civilizations… distilled in the “tearingness” of original edges. Robert Motherwell My collage voyage continues with a fresh start this year, and … Continue reading

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Finding my way back to Collage

After the huge project of making 365 Collages last year, I took the first three months of from collage making. It was not intentionally, and I didn’t plan for it. When I finished the project I still felt a huge … Continue reading

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A Map to the Unknown

Embroidered artist trading card. A Map to the unknown. I am till stitching stuff. But a Map to the unknown – do you think that is something you need? You might need a map to find your way. A guiding … Continue reading

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How to Recycle a Whiskas box

Packaging and containers lend themselves well to storage in a studio. As an artist I’m always in need of new, fun ways to store pens, threads, and finished notebooks. There is always something that needs to be put away… And … Continue reading

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Pink and Green

I think my favorite color combination in the whole world must be pink and green. I am drawn to this combination over and over again, without even thinking about it. When pink & green shows up in nature it’s such … Continue reading

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My desk is a Constant Mess

The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect. Adam Osborne There is a mess on my desk. Again. There is a finished art journal. A started art journal. A current … Continue reading

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Eye Candy | Succulent in a cup

Think with your senses as well as your brain. Andrew Motion This little cutie keeps me company as I write. The newest addition to my indoor plant menagerie is a succulent, sitting right by my laptop. I moved it from … Continue reading

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Drawing Tiny Treasures

I’m calling this new project Drawing Tiny Treasures. My intention is to fill the entire book with drawings of small things from my home. Those things that I have loved for years (and probably blogged about at some point in … Continue reading

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