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Trying to find My Truth in art

Trying to find My Truth in art

Instead of trying too hard to be original when we create, we should try to just be “true”. True to what we’re drawn to right now. To follow the hand as it reaches for the next paint tube, what ever colour it is. It feels like I haven’t made a real iHanna collage in months, […]

The Gift of Flower Picking

The Gift of Flower Picking

And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see – or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read. Alice Walker Related PostsA Knitted Christmas Gift Pillow with Kantha Embroidery Midsummer traditions in Sweden

Mandala drawing #2: snowflakes

Mandala drawing #2: snowflakes

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake… Francis Bacon These two looks like snowflakes in a way. Melting in my heart. I have lots of pens, but keeping my manadala […]

An Image Only Interview at CraftyPod

An Image Only Interview at CraftyPod

Sister Diane has started a new interview series called “the image only interview”. She asked a bunch of questions and then let her interviewee answer with one photo per question. I was thrilled to be the first one to be featured in this new series, and I had a great time looking through a few […]

Summer is for photographing flowers

Summer is for photographing flowers

The real thing: pink geraniums, after rain. All you need is a point and shot camera, and the time to bend your knees, get close and snap away. Related PostsPeek into my art journal: a yellow flower Week in the Life 2012: Friday Photos Kanzashi in bloom – Craft book review by iHanna

Art Journal Peek: Pink Geraniums

Art Journal Peek: Pink Geraniums

Another peek into the wonderous place of the Art Journal… Pink Geraniums painted with acrylic, or rather smashed into the journal with a very old and stiff brush. You see roses? Or wild flowers? They could be any flowers, because I didn’t add any details. I just felt like painting. And I was thinking about […]

Summer time crafting

Summer time crafting

One of my favorite creative habits in summer is mom and me craft-time. Well, it’s a favorite any time of the year but in summer we often set up camp in the veranda of my parents house. If it’s a sunny day we open all the windows and soak in sun. Both mom and I […]

iHanna Drawing a Mandala

iHanna Drawing a Mandala

I have seen mandala drawings and zentangle doodles online for years, and I’ve experimented with them myself. I’ve found Mandlas in collage and through photography, and if you know my fascination with the circle this comes as no surprise. I’ve even doodled a few before (but they’ve been more flower like). But now I’ve fallen […]

Weekly inspiration: new e-zine and month...

Weekly inspiration: new e-zine and monthly goal setting

A jar of dirty water, and some must-check-out links for you to enjoy this Sunday… &stitches Issue 3 – new issue of the embroidery e-zine &stitches – this time it’s all about Oriental inspiraton. And I’m in it (again!), this time with my first sisha experiment. I think there is a lot of cool inspiration […]

Summer breakfast

Summer breakfast

I will add “eat more fresh berries” to my Summer Manifesto. They are lovely, and not only in taste but in how they look and make me feel inside. It’s easy to forget that it is right now that I need to buy them, bring them home and enjoy them. It’s the same with the […]