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Nanami Cafe Notebook

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 […]

Index Cards | Delicious ambiguity

Index Cards | Delicious ambiguity

Some stories donít have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing whatís going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. Gilda Radner I’ve been playing on some Index cards (that is, filling them with colors). It’s a daily challenge […]

Journaling practice: Ask Questions

Journaling practice: Ask Questions

Asking questions is a good place to start any relationship. But how often do you stop to ask some really important questions to yourself? And then taking time to really answer them, no bull shit allowed? The questions, as well as the answers, are often easier to find than you might think… Related PostsDear, dear […]

In Search of a Compass

In Search of a Compass

I doodled and painted a quick little compass mandala in a fresh notebook late last night. I have been jumping between all kinds of journals and notebooks lately, not feeling completely at home in any of the ongoing books… In Search of a Compass… Trying to find my way, in art as well as in […]

Creative Lettering – Techniques & Tips f

Creative Lettering – Techniques & Tips from Top Artists

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation. Graham Greene If you enjoy pretty letters (the art of writing beautiful words by hand) in your art […]