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Music I listen to

Music I listen to

I’m thinking that I should create some kind of visual reminder to hang on the wall that will remind me to listen to music, or maybe put Spotify in autoplay in my computer. A great song can lift my mood and create energy that wasn’t there before, but I tend to forget to turn it […]

Pay a blogger day

Pay a blogger day

I just found out via Sister Diane’s blog that today is Pay a blogger day, so I finally signed up for a service called Flattr and I’m now testing it out. They write: Bloggers give up an awful lot of their spare time to make their readers smarter, happier or simply more efficient in killing […]

Book review: Painted pages by Sarah Ahea...

Book review: Painted pages by Sarah Ahearn

Today’s post is a book review of Sarah Ahearn’s book Painted pages – Fueling Creativity with Sketchbooks & Mixed Media, but also a reflection on pretty books. I got Sarah’s book not because I wanted to learn something from her, or know lots about her, but simply because I knew it would be a beautiful […]

My lovely hand dyed fabric pile

My lovely hand dyed fabric pile

My lovely pile of hand dyed fabrics! This year I’ve experimented with the idea of “making the material my own” more than ever before. I love the idea of dying and not just using store bought and ready to go materials. In a class I took we experimented with these fun fabric colours, called Omeaga […]

I own a Lamy Safari

I own a Lamy Safari

I’ve been wanting this fountain pen for a few years, hearing only good things about it. And now I own one. It’s called Lamy Safari and I got it from Jetpens (which was a really bad idea because when it came through customs I had to pay toll for it)! So it is a very […]

Before & after: turquoise stool

Before & after: turquoise stool

While painting the table I also transformed this IKEA stool that I’ve had for a few years. Its simply made to be transformed and personalized. I always thought I’d do “something” with it, and now was the time. I turned it into a matching turquoise. Isn’t it awesome? I think so. I don’t understand why […]

Fabric, Watercolours and Embroidery

Fabric, Watercolours and Embroidery

Human beings… have an inherent tendency to seek out novelty & challenges, to extend and exercise their capabilities, to explore, and to learn. Daniel Pink ATC “Gotland”, a keeper. I made this on the boat to the island Gotland this spring. The first line of waves (top) is confident and rhythmic, but the second line […]

Inkblot exercise: What do you see?

Inkblot exercise: What do you see?

My inkblot number 1. What do you see? I have learned how to do something called “inkblots” by Leah Piken Kolidas of Creative Every Day. I was so inspired after watching one of her videos I had to make my own, at once! Then when I had my inkblots I was staring at them for […]