Tag Archives: generating ideas

Coming out as a (not very good) Planner Girl | One Book July

I absolutely love all things notebooks and paper, as regular readers of this blog already knows. And that love also includes planners and calendars, or what ever you want to call them. And the idea of planning your day out, … Continue reading

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How to generate New Ideas using Scrap Paper

Cut-off strips of paper, from making square substrates (for my 365-collages) or from book binding projects, often go directly into the trash can. Mostly because they are very narrow and hard to keep organized. But really, every piece of paper … Continue reading

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Why a Whole Day of Silence is Bliss

I think spending time on my own is awesome, and a whole day of silence is bliss to me. When I read the article 23 Signs You’re Secretly an Introvert (even though it’s not a secret that I am a … Continue reading

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Summer Crush | Outdoor Creating

The stars began to burn through the sheets of clouds, and there was a new voice which you slowly recognized as your own. Mary Oliver For a week this summer I lived in a small cottage in the forest, by … Continue reading

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Book Review | Creative Illustration Workshop for mixed-media Artists

The stories are all there, just waiting to be told – by you or me or whoever. Katherine Dunn In her book, called Creative Illustration workshop for mixed-media Artists (seeing, sketching, storytelling and using found materials), artist Katherine Dunn talks … Continue reading

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Sorting for Inspiration

Do you too do some kind of sorting for inspiration? I enjoy sorting through materials and finding tiny paper scraps that I forgot about. Sorting for inspiration is a lot more fun than sorting to organize – or to try … 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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When I relax great ideas pop into my brain

When I try to go to sleep at night, especially lately, ideas about what I want to do or write pops up in my brain. When I shut my eyes for three minutes I start to think and it sounds … Continue reading

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