Tag Archives: mini book

Before you Start, create a Warm Up Collage

If you’re feeling stale and uninspired, in body or soul, you need to start with some warm up exercises, to get you going. I think this is one of the stumbling blocks when making art (or trying to restart it … Continue reading

Posted in A Creative Life, Creative habits | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

A miniature blank book in a tiny box

I love making miniature blank books to use as journals, give as gifts and to play in. I have made these little books for several years. I add in a lot of pages, so it is hard to share all … Continue reading

Posted in Notebooks, Paper Crafting | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

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

Posted in Art Experiments, Recycle and reuse | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Cut & Paste with Kids

Everyone loves cut and paste – if they get the chance to try it out. You get to choose images from a magazine, images that you really like. You get to use a scissor. You get to glue them together … Continue reading

Posted in Paper Crafting | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Every Artist Needs a Scrap Notebook

When you don’t know where to start or what to do with your collage scraps, a Mini Scrap Notebook is the perfect place, get into your scrap inbox and start filling one. Mine is a small spiral bound book that … Continue reading

Posted in Life Ideas, Notebooks | Tagged , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Last list prompt: Subjects I Know

I’ve written a list on the very last page of the List Journal today. It’s now filled and it’s time to shelf this project. I hope you’ve enjoyed following along and I know some of you have been inspired to … Continue reading

Posted in Art journaling, I write Lists | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

List Prompt: Places I Dream of visiting

It’s time for the third list prompt in the List Journal (intro here), and this time we’re focusing on something I haven’t done much of lately; traveling. I’ve been doing a bit of work related travel around Sweden, but not … Continue reading

Posted in Art journaling, I write Lists, Traveling | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Introduction to the List Journal Project + a prompt

Tammy and I did a journal swap a while ago. She made me this awesome little journal with a fabric cover, fold out pages, sewn pages filled with painted papers, scrapbook papers and cute stuff. I sent her a journal … Continue reading

Posted in Art journaling, I write Lists | Tagged , , , , | 23 Comments

Try to restrain yourself

Trying to restrain yourself is hard if you ask me. I’m a maximalist, not a minimalist. I like clutter (but not the dust that lives between everything). I like lots of choices (but not having to go out to buy … Continue reading

Posted in Notebooks | Tagged , , , , | 31 Comments

The Forensic Report Mini book

I have been thinking about self portraits and how to document me and my life the last month or so. I guess it’s because my 35th birthday is coming up next month (and this blog will be 7 years in … Continue reading

Posted in A Creative Life, Art journaling, Bookbinding | Tagged , | 46 Comments