Category Archives: A Creative Life

How I infuse creativity into my everyday life.

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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Alma Stoller’s Class 101 Mixed Media Techniques

I have been taking quite a few online classes this year, as well as the in real life ones that I’ve blogged about. Most recently I’ve gone through Alma Stoller’s new class 101 Mixed Media Techniques, which contains a lot … Continue reading

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Creative – little by little, day by day

If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), “Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?” chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death. Steven Pressfield – The … Continue reading

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Join the DIY Postcard Swap Fall-Winter 2016

Do you want to join the best handmade Postcard Swap on the web? Here’s your invitation to join the DIY Postcard Swap that I host twice each year, where hundreds of postcards get created, shared and sent via the postal … Continue reading

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At Orly Avinary’s Workshop: The Visual Journal as Sanctuary

I have been doing visual journaling on my own for so many years that when the opportunity to take a class with Orly Avinary came, I had to take it even though it was way over my budget. But how … Continue reading

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Vintage Dymo label maker

Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport. Robert Wieder I thrifted a turquoise Vintage Dymo label maker, and oh … Continue reading

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As seen on Instagram

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. Rumi Distractions. Everywhere. Or: the path forward? I keep painting, doodling, doing my thing. I’m drawn to these things, as … Continue reading

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