A Year of Making | January Inspiration en Masse

With the monthly link love post Inspiration en masse you get a lot of inspiration in just one post, or at least that is my hope. This year I will be posting the link post in the beginning of the month instead of the last weekend, so the February one will be up in the beginning of February, just so you know. Just let me know if you like this in the comments below, and if you got any inspiration out of this post, I’d love to know!

A Year of Making | January 2016 Inspiration en Masse from @iHanna

I’m hoping to inspire yet another Year of Making – for all of us. The world would benefit greatly if we all used our creativity daily. My advice is: Make the best of it, make things, make love, make art, make someone’s day! Make it a Year of Creativity!

Here we go…

Craft a Year of Making

iHanna Loves this A Monthly Painting Challenge posted by Jennifer Orkin Lewis of August Wren, join in and tag it #12monthsofpaint and post on instagram!

iHanna Loves this Embroidery Floss Folder [found via &Stitches]

iHanna Loves this Scrappy vinyl pouches – a tutorial I need to follow ASAP, I’ve had transparent vinyl in my stash for way too long now…

iHanna Loves this 10 weaving ideas and tutorials from Poppytalk – I have been wanting to make a small weaving for a few years, maybe it’s time I did give this craft a try finally?

iHanna Loves this Macramé hanging planters – love the look of these things!

iHanna Loves this Print a Kitty Bookmark

iHanna Loves this Itsy Bitsy Dresden Plate Tutorial – not sure I’d have the patience, but I love the look of these miniature quilts

iHanna Loves this Notebook Organizer – another tutorial because I want to sew a couple of these for storing notepads, envelopes and shipping tags, or make a paper craft like the Index Card Folder thing that Andria made

iHanna Loves this Make your own craft storage using PC (plastic canvas!)

iHanna Loves this DIY Washi tape holder – love this project for your desk – looks fun and is useful!

So many fun things to try!

iHanna Loves this Instagram Charm DIY video tutorial – always sooo Kawaii, these little things in clay and a Cup Of Cake TV posts a new one every week. Too bad I don’t have much patience with clay.

E-book: A Year of Making – the book title that inspired the title of this post. By awesome Kim Werker, who also has a class called Daily Making Jumpstart – something I should’ve signed up for I’m sure. If you need a jumpstart, check it out.

A Year of Art

Make patterns in January – a fun challenge by pattern enthusiast Anika. I wish I’d done them all, but maybe it’s not to late to start tomorrow? The theme for tomorrow is mug

iHanna Loves this How to paint a galaxy with watercolors – a easy-to-follow watercolor tutorial by Jana

iHanna Loves this Learn to draw a few banners for your notebook or journal, maybe?

iHanna Loves this How to make a handmade canvas – A free online video tutorial for how how to make a handmade canvas by Alma Stoller, using recycled materials from the trash.

iHanna Loves this Art journal page in the iHanna Collage Style – made by Sarah who is taking 21 Secrets where I’m teaching this technique! Super fun to see what the students make there.

iHanna Loves this 18 ways to use Adobe Illustrator in your everyday – a good reminder to use this program more often if you have it

I found the 5 New Year Resolutions Every Artist Should Make on YouTube this week, so I couldn’t include it in my Setting Goals in December Inspiration en masse link post, but here it is:

iHanna Loves this 5 New Year Resolutions Every Artist Should Make by Watercolor Misfit on YouTube

Here are a few extra links to check out, and then I’m done:

iHanna Loves this A must watch: A Lucky Girl Collage Video – the story of Bettine Le Beau, survivor of the Holocaust, something we all need to be reminded of these days… Plus such beautiful collage storytelling in video format. Love it!

iHanna Loves this I found the podcast Creative Pep talk via Doodlers Anonymous, on of my favorite sites. Take a listen!

CraftSanity Episode 179 is an interview with awesome Lisa Congdon who talks about blooming late as an artist, dealing with haters and thriving after 40

iHanna Loves this iHanna on Pinterest – follow all my boards there, for art and craft inspiration galore!

One of my goals in 2016 is going to be to do more craft, from Pinterest or otherwise. And more art of course. More collage! More sewing! More crafting. I have the material, the ideas, and now all I need is to get going. How about you?

iHanna Loves this October’s Inspiration en masse was named Everyday is a good day when you paint, November’s Big Magic and December was all about Setting Goals – check ’em out too. And feel free to follow Studio iHanna on Facebook for even more inspiration there – all year long.

And have a great January!

6 Responses

  1. Oh Hanna, thank you so much for including me here! And also for all the time and effort you take to keep us all inspired! XOXOXO

  2. Aw thanks for the shout out, Hanna! :)
    I truly hope your 2016 will be full of happiness, love and lots of pink and polkadots (and a few birds here and there ;))

  3. Hi Hanna! Thanks so much for including #patternjanuary. I’m looking forward to browsing through all the other links you shared too!

  4. I love this post, every link has been inspiring. I especially liked learning to draw my own banners and am in love with the tpk website!
    In the coming year, I also want to spend more time relaxing and crafting and blogging about it all. Thanks for your wonderful site, I always enjoy your posts.

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