Every once and awhile I need a break. I think it’s important to embrace those times and let myself recharge, but afterward there’s always that awkward period of starting up again.
I just finished reading Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon and it reminded me that sometimes you have to just start doing. […]
Growing up I was into all things rainbows and unicorns, but I don’t remember any of these characters. Maybe they were a little bit after my time? Lisa Frank is making a comeback, though. Urban Outfitters is now selling a line of vintage items that have “been hiding away in Lisa’s own secret […]
One of the most accurate signs of Spring are dandelions. You can have a few warm days or an itchy nose from tree pollen, but Spring hasn’t truly arrived until the dandelions come up. Most adults consider them a scourge on their lush, perfectly manicured lawn, but not me. I actually think they’re […]
What is it about Noro yarn? The colors are so intense. They make any project look exceptionally beautiful.
I was casually browsing the library shelves when I found this book. The pictures are gorgeous. The colors are amazing.
I don’t think I’ll be being buying this for my […]
Col. Chris Hadfield is a Canadian astronaut living on the International Space Station. I started following him on twitter because my daughter is studying Sally Ride in school. He posts cool stuff like the kind of food he eats and how his watch floats around his wrist.
I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about creativity after my last post. I’ve also been spending time with some good books and I thought I’d share them with you. (all links go to amazon.com)
Jenny Doh’s Signature Styles: Some of my favorite artists are in here, as well as […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about inspiration lately, and how technology is kind of killing mine.
It started with browser bookmarks. I had a folder called inspiration that contained my favorite websites. Then RSS feeds came and I moved all of those bookmarks over for faster, easier access. Flickr was next; I searched and […]
Last month my daughter studied the artist Alberto Giacometti. For her project, she chose to make a sculpture in the style of The Palace at 4 a.m.
I love books — old, new, hardback, paperback, electronic — I just can’t get enough of them. I am currently downsizing my collection, but couldn’t resist going to our city library’s book sale. I found non-fiction titles for myself, brand new books that will become gifts for others, and children’s books for […]
I find this time of year difficult. I love Autumn. I can’t wait for bright red and yellow leaves, crisp breezes, wool scarves and pumpkin soup. I have to stop and remind myself that the last few weeks of summer are also wonderful:
warm, sunny days without the oppressive heat cool evenings […]