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How to Recycle a Whiskas box

How to Recycle a Whiskas box

Packaging and containers lend themselves well to storage in a studio. As an artist I’m always in need of new, fun ways to store pens, threads, and finished notebooks. There is always something that needs to be put away… And to customize a box to your own liking is so much fun. When a food […]

Pink and Green

Pink and Green

I think my favorite color combination in the whole world must be pink and green. I am drawn to this combination over and over again, without even thinking about it. When pink & green shows up in nature it’s such a gift, and recently I’ve had it on my table reminding me that spring is […]

My desk is a Constant Mess

My desk is a Constant Mess

The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you cant learn anything from being perfect. Adam Osborne There is a mess on my desk. Again. There is a finished art journal. A started art journal. A current art journal. My diary, another notebook, and a bunch of stray pens. Loose papers with […]

iHanna’s DIY Postcard Swap Spring 2014

iHanna’s DIY Postcard Swap Spring 2014

Yay, it’s time to make something creative with your time, with me. When you sign up for this postcard swap you will create ten (10) original handmade postcards, any style you like, and send them out to ten new friends! People that might live anywhere in the world, because this is an international swap. Then […]

I have a Newsletter too

I have a Newsletter too

I have a Newsletter, did you know that? I very rarely send it out but I’ve got one. I would love for you to sign up. Now I’ve also got a mascot for it, a mailchimp called Freddie… This is my new mailchimp & newsletter manager. He matches my living room table (and nail polish) […]

Art Journal Peek: Watercolor Girl

Art Journal Peek: Watercolor Girl

A single drop of water, once joined with others, can transform a mountain. Chinese proverb This drawing of a girl is in my art journal. A green girl, colored in with watercolors. I like pages where a bit of everything is allowed to happen. Drawing, journaling, watercolors and even collage elements – on the same […]

Art Journal Idea: Create Journaling bloc...

Art Journal Idea: Create Journaling blocks

Sometimes it’s hard to incorporate journaling into an art journal. Personally I tend to get so excited about colors and patterns that I forget all about leaving some room for writing. That’s totally fine, if that happens, but sometimes you want to write a bit – but where? That’s when I came up with the […]

International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness

You might not know that today is International Day of Happiness, because it is a new idea. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 June 2012. They said that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal, and I agree with that. It sure is a fundamental goal in my […]

Eye Candy | Succulent in a cup

Eye Candy | Succulent in a cup

Think with your senses as well as your brain. Andrew Motion This little cutie keeps me company as I write. The newest addition to my indoor plant menagerie is a succulent, sitting right by my laptop. I moved it from the plastic pot I bought it in to one of my thrifted rose cups… Related […]

Drawing Tiny Treasures

Drawing Tiny Treasures

I’m calling this new project Drawing Tiny Treasures. My intention is to fill the entire book with drawings of small things from my home. Those things that I have loved for years (and probably blogged about at some point in the past). Things that I maybe am not noticing as much any more. Or things […]

Eye Candy | Blue smiling cat

Eye Candy | Blue smiling cat

Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning. Joseph Campbell At a recent visit to a rather cute second hand shop (new to me) I found this blue cat. I adore the 1970-style and shape of it, […]

Awesome DIY Planner Ideas

Awesome DIY Planner Ideas

You know how much I love my DIY Calendar, right? And you might remember I made the 2014 calendar pages available as a digital download late last year. Having a real product really makes me happy! It’s now updated with a bunch of extras (for list and project management), pages that you can include in […]