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Art Journal Peek: A Green Bird

Art Journal Peek: A Green Bird

Suppose someone were to say: ‘Imagine this butterfly exactly as it is, but ugly instead of beautiful’!” /Ludwig Wittgenstein I decided to use only the newly bought artist quality watercolours on another page in my journal. I painted a green bird, surrounded by the darkness of night (payne’s gray). Oh what a lovely colour this […]

365 Collages | Week 2

365 Collages | Week 2

Another week of collages and I love, love, love this project! It is super fun to know where you should focus. It helps me a lot. Also it helps to do the big announcement of a 365 project instead of just trying to create “more” collages! It was super-duper fun to read all your lovely […]

Awesome Supplies | Artists’ Watercolour

Awesome Supplies | Artists’ Watercolour

Imperfection holds quite a bit of joy, I think. Practice doesn’t always make perfect, and that’s okay. Actually, it’s more than okay – it’s part of being human. Machines make “perfect”: people make art. Paula Bogdan* Making art and craft is always awesome, but that is not always true for the tools, supplies or materials […]

Quick Craft: Glue A Thing Ring

Quick Craft: Glue A Thing Ring

I love a quick fix of creativity every now and then. This is a ring I put together in five minutes and love soooo much. To make it you’ll need one of those empty rings (found in craft stores) with an empty circular disc that you can glue things onto. And then something cute or […]

365 Collages | Week 1

365 Collages | Week 1

iHanna’s 365 Collages in one year starts now. The first week of 365 Collages in 2013 I made two pink collages, two green, one brown papered, one multi colored – and one b/w. I really really disliked one of these collages, but I’ve scanned it anyway to share it without comments. Part of doing this […]

Create your own free-form quilts – a boo

Create your own free-form quilts – a book review

Hi there crafter! Time for some sewing I think. As a quilter you know that the ruler is your best friend when quilting, right? But in this book quilter Rayna Gillman presents a few easy ways to cut strips without using a ruler! Amazing, right? What free spirited creative person wouldn’t want to try that? […]

Simplifying the process

Simplifying the process

First Day, collage made by iHanna on January 1st 2013. This was the first collage of the year in the 365 in 2013 challenge, now also known as the 365 somethings – open for those of you who wants to join in and challenge yourself! I tend to add in many very small bits on […]

Collage that is floating

Collage that is floating

Collage: Captive for now. I made several collages in September 2012, and a few just before the year ended and that is about it. This one above, Captive for now, is one of the September collages that I really love. Instead of letting all scraps overlap the edge I’ve left them torn here. This makes […]

Art Journaling the Last and First Day

Art Journaling the Last and First Day

…as I think about the new year ahead, I want to propose that we set aside chunks of time, big chunks, and give ourselves mental space, forgiving mental space, to wrestle with this fear. Start something new, with a fresh sheet of paper and a different set of materials. Let’s not just make what we’ve […]