Innovation is a messy, multiple business. There is no single method. The sensible approach is to keep trying stuffto provoke the world and let it start talking to you.
Grant McCracken

Pink orchid, photo by Hanna Andersson aka iHanna
Love this flower!

I have bought a pink orchid after a few years living without such magnificent flowers in my home. It’s so pretty and constantly requests that I admire it and take photos of it. I’m really enjoying blogging in series, the Creativity in Snapshots being my favorite right now. Therefor a new post today with snapshots of iHanna Creativity and creative life!

Floss like candy
Embroidery floss bought in Gothenburg. And…

Bag o' fun
…ombr silk that looks like candy. Also some cotton and wool bought in Gothenburg, from the local shop Canvas there.

I’m a sucker for anything ombr, because you get fun shading and don’t have to change floss colour as often. Ombr is when something has colors or tones that shade into each other – used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark.

Embroidery inspiration and lunch
Lunch and a nice new magazine. Sometimes the best (and only) way to get rest from computer work.

Stiching it down
Taking very small stitches
Also trying to stitch some, for real. Not just write, read, look at and think about it. But there hasn’t been much time, just a few stitches here and there. Might become something, some day… Or not. Either way, stitching is calming and good for the soul. I wish I did it more often.

Reading: Culturematic
On the train I’ve been reading McCracken’s book Culturematic, a book about small innovative ideas that change the world. Interesting concept and book, but maybe trying to include too much into its scope. Though I found it fun to learn about Fantasy Football and other very American ideas (that are not as well known in Sweden).

Previous post in this series was Creativity in Snapshots #5. I hope you enjoyed these snapshots of the prettiness in my life (though I also share the mess).

Have a lovely weekend!