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Nanami Cafe Notebook

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside. John F. Kennedy Did you know that writing paper from Japan can be as thin as 52 gsm? I used to think that the copy paper I use for […]

Collage | Squares in a Grid

Held in the palms of thousands of disgruntled people over the centuries have been ideas worth millions if they only had taken the first step and then followed through. Robert M. Hayes Thanks for all your kind feedback on my post about reseting your art practice yesterday. I’m more than ten years in on […]

Hello Acrylics, Hello painted grid

Hello Acrylics, welcome out to play. I wish we could have a rendez vous every day you and me, but alas, it’s not happening. Actually it’s happening way too seldom these days. I know where you are and I should make time, but then it doesn’t happen. A week after thinking I should make time […]

365 Collages | Week 17

Count on me. It’s the Last of April and day number 120 of 2013. I guess that means I’m way over a hundred collages this year. Amazing and good! Today I’ve created six new collages for project 365 and I still enjoy making them! A whole lot! I have picked flowers as a theme this […]

Checkered Wrist Warmers

Truth be told I knit these with yarn from my stash, but the colour combination could’ve been inspired by this book I’m reading. It’s called Hello Kitty Must Die by Angela S. Choi. It’s a quick, funny read about a young Asian American woman who will go far to bury the Hello Kitty stereotype forever… […]

Index cards piling up on me

I have not made an-index-card-a-day but I have made a card for each day so the pile is really big now! The June cards (above) are all scanned but the book I had planned to do with them is not. I actually think that the pile is too thick for a spiral binding! 30 index […]

Daisy Yellow Love

Thank you Tammy of Daisy Yellow for always inspiring me! Your inspiring blogging always makes want to create something, anything. You’ve even made me get a brayer of my own and several of your favorite pens! There is an index card party going on, and everyone is invited! I think I’m rather late to it. […]

the Sketchbook Project | Pink Grids and lines

Today, an update from my personal sketchbook in The Sketchbook Project that I am participating in. Some finished spreads in my (trying to) “keep it simple” Moleskine sketchbook. Here we go; Pink squares in a pencil line grid. Lines of my painted paper. Rows of letters. Now collaged together from my “good scrap pile” and […]

the Sketchbook Project | Grids + b/w pages

This is update number three about my participation in/progress of The Sketchbook Project. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it below. Thanks! A black and white page with this quoted cat (repeating Miau! in Swedish which is spelled Mjau!) on a carpet of lines. The second page features hands with “life lines”; the grid […]