Link Love: Creative Blogs (new to me) I

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I’ve got a new nice system set up in google reader right now. When I find a blog that is new to me (that I haven’t followed and read much or at all before) I put it in the “new blogs folder” so that I will notice if I’m inspired by it, if it is still active, if its a keeper or not. Before I used to mark new-to-me-blogs with a star, but now this way works better for me. I think it’s a great way to find new inspiration. Today I thought I’d share a few of my newly found favorites with you. It will be a series of posts starting today and continuing an upcoming Sunday.

Inspiring Blogs on Creativity

  • Brown Paper Bag – Sara features all kinds of strange art and illustrations on her blog, quite cool stuff!
  • Love stitching red – Carolyn has some beautiful photo and editing skills, and her fabric art is must-see
  • Creativity Prompt -Avital is a scrapbooking designer who has weekly printable downloads I really like (tags, labels). Check out her archive of fun stuff!
  • Corvus tristis – I think this blog is a bit similar to mine; filled with many different fun creative things in a great big mix! Altering clothes, drawing cool anatomic illustrations that she offers for free as embroidery patterns and in general trying to live an inspired life!
  • Cori Dantini makes – Cori is an illustrator who does a lot of beautiful art + owl paintings! Aww!
  • Danny & dani studio – Danielle does not post often but oh, when she does! Pretty pretty pretty!
  • Ellen Giggenbach – another illustrator girl that makes kind of 1950-looking children’s book lookalike illustrations, kind of… Check her blog out!
  • Mayorekeblad – Annalena is a Swedish artist who paints and inspires and prints stuff
  • Collage journeys – Jane Davis sketches, paints and writes: I want her book Collage Journeys and new book
  • Journaling Saves – I have told you about Kristin’s blog before, so this is just a reminder that she is posting great stuff again!

Check them out, tell them I sent you & hopefully become inspired! Then turn the computer of and go create something. That’s what inspiration is all about: getting YOU started!

I’ve been creating collages today, sitting with the computer close by, and listened to my new favorite podcast show from Paperclipping, the episode is called: Stories from our lives and also a radio interview with Lynda Barry, a cartoonist and writer who’s awesome book What It Is I own and adore!

15 Responses

  1. Hi Hanna…I’ll be sure to check out the blogs you have listed…I’m always up for checking into new blogs…you never know what you might find. I love your journal pages…I saw the cover at Flickr and I wondered what the inside was like. I like your first week of journal pages. You are so diverse and talented…love your blog too!!!

  2. Aww, Mary! Thank you so much! Coming from you who do such cool stuff too, that is a great compliment. Thanks!

  3. ‘Cut it, paste it’…’ the book mentioned in ‘interesting books’, I bought it a few weeks ago, It’s very inspiring for making collages.

  4. thanks for sharing all these blogs with us. i love seeing what others are doing and could just spend hours browsing and getting inspired. :-)

  5. YAY!!! I love your links, because you ALWAYS find such awesome blogs. I have found many I follow through your extensive lists :)

  6. I didn’t know you could create folders for Google Reader. This opens up so many possibilities. A folder for new blogs is a smart idea.

    I’m off to check out your new finds. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Thanks for writing about Google Reader…. I had heard about it but didn’t know anything about it. I’m going to give it a try and you’re the first blog to go on my list!

  8. Thank you so much for the link! I need to get out of the post-holiday funk and get posting again (well, actually, it’s not post-holiday funk, it’s pre-interview cramming, but that’ll be done tomorrow).

  9. Thanks for sharing…gives me more stuff to explore…woohoo! oh, I also listen to paperclipping, love it!

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