Tag Archives: experimenting

ICAD – irresistible challenge and it’s doable too

ICAD could stand for irresistible challenge, right? At least it seams that that’s what it is to me. Irresistible. And quite doable too. Those of us who has tried it, can not resist being pulled back in and doing it … 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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Time for Diary Doodles

To doodle is often moving your hands in a familiar way. Doodling is mindless drawing of forms and patterns, doing what you’ve always done. But it can also be learning new things, trying something out, experimenting… Please follow and like:Related … Continue reading

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Fun free motion sewing

I love free motion sewing! If my sewing machine did too I would do it a lot more, but most of the time it ends with us really disliking each other (and the machine needle tip breaking off!). You use … Continue reading

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Weaving with Book Spines

Serendipity. Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you’ve found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for. Lawrence Block I used to make spiral bound notebooks out of old book … Continue reading

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Black and white collage

I really adore colors, but sometimes it’s fun to do something different. Like a collage using black and white images. This one is called Nuts about you. It also pictures my total fascination with grids and patterns. Take care! PS: … Continue reading

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iHanna Drawing a Mandala

I have seen mandala drawings and zentangle doodles online for years, and I’ve experimented with them myself. I’ve found Mandlas in collage and through photography, and if you know my fascination with the circle this comes as no surprise. I’ve … Continue reading

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Watercolour engraving with a knitting needle

Have you ever tried doing a watercolour engraving? It’s a wet technique where you paint a surface with lots of water (and a watercolour of your choice) and quickly, before it dries draws a sketch or doodle using a sharp … Continue reading

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Starting to Stitch without a plan

I usually have some kind of idea when I start an embroidery, but for this ATC I thought I’d start without a plan – and see where it led me. You almost need to trick your brain to without any … Continue reading

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Fabric, Watercolours and Embroidery

Human beings… have an inherent tendency to seek out novelty & challenges, to extend and exercise their capabilities, to explore, and to learn. Daniel Pink ATC “Gotland”, a keeper. I made this on the boat to the island Gotland this … Continue reading

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