I was fortunate to have some time for creative things this week. I have a few little projects on the go that I dip in and out of. Here are some of the the creative things I’ve enjoyed doing so far this year. Daily sketching in my Hobonichi 2017 journal Organizing my art supplies Ordering … More Creative Time : 1
So I’ve been a bit blue lately ( you may have noticed) and being blue has made it hard for me to sit down and do the things I love. Even though I know that it helps, and sometimes it’s about starting, or that doing things I love makes me feel better. At times I … More Get Messy Lists : 4 : Blue
About a year ago I stumbled on art journaling, it looked like such a fun,beautiful and creative thing to do. I bought an art journal and tried making some pages, I watched some online classes and looked at other peoples pages, bought more supplies and started hoarding ephemera, but I really struggled to actually create pages! I … More Get Messy and Me : some exciting news!
So I said I’d write about a meet up I had last week and here it is. Being friendly and making new friends isn’t a forgone conclusion. Sure it’s easy when you sit next to someone every day, like the same sandwich fillings, colours, animals, music and books. But in my experience as I got … More Making friends
I started a daily sketch challenge, Eek ….excited !!! I thought I’d be relieved that two consecutive months of the tinkersketch challenge ended yesterday , but I wasn’t. The thing is that the daily prompts inspired me to do something nearly very day! I really want to be able to draw better and EVERY book … More Squiggle and swirl sketch
The moment when I flick from happily creating or day dreaming or faffing about to having a slight panicked and guilty feeling. It’s a bit like a mild panic attack, a mini freak out when I suddenly question what I am even doing and shouldn’t I be doing something else. I had one of these … More Guilt attacks
How many journal notebooks do you have on the go? How do you organize your life? What about sketchbooks or art journals? I’m a little bit scared to add mine up, but over the last few days I have been thinking about and mind mapping how I do all my little creative ventures/adventures. We have … More Stationery stocktake, too much or never enough?
I think I’m in the creativity sandpit and I’m loving it. Years ago the girls came home from school and told me about the digital sandpit, about just getting in there and playing with technology without fear so that you can learn and become more confident and skilled. Well, as I stood in the shower … More In the creativity sandpit!
I’m a punctual girl usually, but last Thursday I forgot to go to my Blog with Pip Christmas shindig (online), and happened to walk in right near the end. After a few minutes of giving myself a hard time and feeling disappointed, I started reading what I’d been missing out on. That lovely Pip Lincolne, … More Blog with Pip Christmas party and cute quiz!
Maps is the theme for the Collage club this month and all sorts of ideas were churning around in my brain! Old Melways that I’d chucked out (regret that I had thrown them out), maps of places I’ve been, the dwindling use of maps since the digital age, whereis, sat navs, iPhones etc. I imagined a graveyard with … More Creativity Treasure Map : Collage Club-Maps