Today it has been raining all day, so a great day for sorting stuff. I have been rummaging around everywhere today, and the dust is thick in the air… Away away with old DVD:s that no one will watch again, VHS tapes, unmarked CD:s, some of my own children’s books from the attic (but saving quite a few still), etc etc. A huge “flea market pile” has been created and the house is even messier than when I started, hehe. It always happens like that. I’m “cleaning” but instead it gets messier… Is it my personality? Though it will end in something great: more space on shelfs and in the attic. I will continue tomorrow.
After that I’ve been resting at my desk making collages all afternoon. I think I’m in love with the new collages, again, I will scan them later for you all to see. My company this week has been Tamara‘s voice in a whole series of great podcast shows called Imaginibbles. They are about creativity and I just love them!
Today my company has been Paula Phillips making great art journaling videos all the way in Canada [found via a dirtyfootprint tweet]! I enjoy having “company” when I create, and now the desk setup is perfect because the laptop can be close by and visible but not directly on my messy desk. Oh yeah, my desk is messy to even though it was “cleaned” several times this week…
But what I wanted to show you today was all the goodies I have received this week in the mail box
First out Ninox first zine! It is handmade and color copied, filled with cool craft projects and art ideas! Yummy! I traded it for my own Mettazine, but I think hers is also sold out right now. Check ninox’ etsy for updates if you want one, maybe she will make more (though her softies and embroidery patterns are adorable too…). Inside the zine is an original ATC, collage papers, patterns, ideas and tutorials… Love it! Take a look at the table of content:
There is something special about a zine from a online friend; ie. someone you already know through years together in Blogland and e-mail exchanges. It was the same thing when I read Alma’s zine (which is made in a similar way with a handmade layout that is photocopied in color): I just want to make all the projects in it! Amazing inspiration. Thanks Nyx!
More stuff found in my inbox:
The pink and orange postcard is made by Xtina, who is a flickr friend. I found and commented on her collage and she just offered to send me a postcard copy of it! What a nice thing to do, I think it is just beautiful. Seeing orange and pink together always reminds me that my mom said that those colors can’t be combined in clothing when I was a kid. When I tell her now she excuses this “mistake” by saying:
– Well you just didn’t then!
I got a ATC in the mail! I was pleasantly surprised when I got the envelope from Germany, holding a ATC from TJ, and also some painted paper bits to play with plus one of her beautiful tags (stamped with her blog name embossed on it, oh how pretty it is). Did you carve that stamp TJ? I want one that says iHanna.nu now. Fun fact: Nu means Now in Swedish. So, i Hanna nu actually means in Hanna now. The i can of course stand for other words too, like intelligent, information, I or inspirational… hehe.
Beautiful sewn postcard from Emma, who will be 50 years soon. Congratulations Emma!
Random inspirational images…
I sometimes try to visit the “favorite photos” of people who favorite my own photos at flickr. This way I get to see new to me collections of random images by someone who has great taste., hehe… Today I’m enjoying paragustoscolores favorites and catharina-maria’s favorites! Check them out too.