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Little Art Things Inspires me

Money doesn’t excite me – my ideas excite me. Walt Disney I got myself a few Little Art Things, the kind that are pretty and that keeps on giving as you can create with or in them for a long … Continue reading

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Awesome Art Supplies | White Nights Watercolors

Even a true artist does not always produce art. Carroll O’Connor I got a whole batch of awesome art supplies for Christmas, so I guess I must be very loved or something… Well, the truth is I ordered them myself … Continue reading

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How to start playing with New Art Materials

Does your newly bought paints sometimes stay in the wrapping they came in? Do you hesitate to break open the pretty stickers you just got? Or do you keep buying new, fun material without actually using it? Then I’ve got … 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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Staying Honest as a Blogger when Sponsored with Free Stuff

Never thought I’d be a Sponsored blogger, but here I am… I while back I, as the owner of this blog, was offered free fabric from a online fabric store. The deal was to create anything I wanted with the … Continue reading

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Transparent Collage Papers

I have a lot of paper, most of it ephemera or magazine clippings, and some wallpaper rolls or wrapping papers. I love when paper is both pretty and cheap, like in big rolls of lovely wrappng paper that you can … Continue reading

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Crocheting with Tricot

I have t-shirt yarn. Balls of cut and rolled fabric. But the thing I enjoy most is crocheting with it, not cutting it up and making it. So when I found these huge spools of already made tricot “yarn” I … Continue reading

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Awesome Supplies | Artists’ Watercolour

Imperfection holds quite a bit of joy, I think. Practice doesn’t always make perfect, and that’s okay. Actually, it’s more than okay – it’s part of being human. Machines make “perfect”: people make art. Paula Bogdan* Making art and craft … Continue reading

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Creativity in Snapshots | Stitches

Innovation is a messy, multiple business. There is no single method. The sensible approach is to keep trying stuff—to provoke the world and let it start talking to you. Grant McCracken Love this flower! I have bought a pink orchid … Continue reading

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What’s new on my desk today

In today’s mail came the new embroidery magazine, and I am very proud since I am one of three editors. I’ve planned it, worked with it, written articles, edited text, photographed, edited layout, found spelling-mistakes and on and on. Always … Continue reading

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