Tag: Arts & Crafts

  • Hong Kong sky high elegance DIY

    Hong Kong sky high elegance DIY

    For anyone who is a frequent shopper, and by that I mean purchaser of IKEA furniture, you know the basic colour, look and feel of the pine or bamboo wood items. Every item in the store comes in this quintessential finish. It is the hallmark look of many indoor wood items, across Scandinavia. But there…

  • How important is creativity in your life?

    Wow! 14 people have completed my survey – What does creativity mean to you? That is awesome, thank-you. If you have not taken the opportunity yet, please add your voice to the conversation! I am learning so much about what the creative experience feels like on a personal level. When I was thinking of the questions for…

  • Do you think of yourself as a creative person?

    Do you think of yourself as a creative person?

    I’m curious. When someone says they self-identify as being creative, what do they mean? I think of myself as a creative person, I would use that label, or agree with it if someone asked me. I create all kinds of things and have creative thoughts. But, I was speaking with someone who I think is…

  • Creative love for an old piece

    Creative love for an old piece

    I found a great dresser at the second hand store the other day. I have kind of been looking for years. But, on this day, I took the measurements, my husband, our truck and we had some luck! Because you never know what you will find at the second hand store. Some days are golden…

  • Beadlejuice critters

    Beadlejuice critters

    My sister is creating the cutest little beads you have ever seen. The process is somewhat similar to blowing glass into a vase or other shapes. She takes sticks of coloured glass and under heat, twists and turns it into whatever shape you can imagine. Once her creations are complete, she fires them in a…

  • Crazy expensive but super fun yarn

    Crazy expensive but super fun yarn

    A couple of times, I have made the pilgrimage to Purl Soho in New York City. What tends to happen in a case like this is I find myself buying a project. Who knows when I’ll make it back to this amazing yarn store? Will I ever find this yarn again? And so on, goes…

  • The MALM Transformation

    The MALM Transformation

    For anyone who is a frequent shopper, and by that I mean purchaser, of IKEA furniture, you know the MALM series. In my house, the only thing more prevalent are the BILLY bookcases. I have always earmarked my cash for other things. I am as likely to buy groceries for one night of dinner that…

  • Chaos of art supplies

    Chaos of art supplies

    My husband calls this art journal therapy. I have a different view of all 3 words – art – journal – therapy. I don’t see how spreading materials all over the tables, floor and shelves, grabbing this and that, coloring, painting, this is not how a real artist works? Certainly, I don’t need so much…

  • 4 aces is a long way from a deck

    4 aces is a long way from a deck

    “Birds have wings; they’re free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy.”   -Roger Tory Peterson I came across this art journal project, which I have interpreted in 2 ways. Once as an art journal spread and also as a recycled playing card project.…

  • ¡Fiesta! at the Table

    ¡Fiesta! at the Table

    In the middle ages, all but the poorest homes would have used a tablecloth during mealtimes. Isn’t that an interesting thought? Somehow in our modern lives, I feel like we have lost sight of these small niceties. We were rid of the tablecloth when we adopted a cat who liked to swipe at them with…