Tag Archives: generating ideas

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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