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Creative Snapshots | Polka Dots

Creative Snapshots | Polka Dots

It’s September first today and autumn is officially here. The mornings are chilly but we’ve had several beautiful days with warmth and sunshine this week (and some heavy rain too). My window is still open all the time, and today I sat outside and knitted a bit on a pair of socks that I have […]

My Desk, No Gloss

My Desk, No Gloss

I know lots of people who function brilliantly within a chaotic studio. I’m just not one of them. I need spareness but… I’m no neatnik (!) so order doesn’t come naturally to me. It’s an ongoing effort. A big effort. But the feeling of spaciousness it opens up inside is narcotic bliss. Mary Ann Moss […]

The Polka Dot Oilcloth Desk

The Polka Dot Oilcloth Desk

Because I am messy I use a big oilcloth to cover the desk where I make my art. I’ve had this beautiful rose patterned one for several years, but it’s beyond saving at this point, full of acrylic paint splatters. Plus, since I bought a new table last year it is about 10 centimeters to […]

Art Journal Peek: More Autumn Colours

Art Journal Peek: More Autumn Colours

Using Nature’s Colors today. This is where the creativity happens! In the midst of chaos. I really enjoy selecting a focus and choosing pretty things to photograph, but also, I enjoy documenting the mess on my table. And really, it’s more accurate and true to what is there most of the time. I wish more […]

The disappearing desk trick

The disappearing desk trick

In chaos, there is fertility. Anaïs Nin The photo above shows a magic trick of mine: how to make every work surface and desk space disappear in a pile of junk! Ta-daaa, and it’s gone. Have you tried it? It’s way too easy to make this happen – and then I always forget the spell […]

What’s new on my desk today

What’s new on my desk today

In today’s mail came the new embroidery magazine, and I am very proud since I am one of three editors. I’ve planned it, worked with it, written articles, edited text, photographed, edited layout, found spelling-mistakes and on and on. Always happy to make this thing -but also extremely happy and satisfied when it’s “over” and […]

Sunday Fun | Craft tutorials I like

Sunday Fun | Craft tutorials I like

For a while now I’ve bookmarked the tutorials and patterns that I find online. Some because I think they look interesting, other because I intend to follow them at some stage in my creative carrier. You can check all of my links out at my del.icio.us-page. I thought that I’d present some tutorials here on […]