Category Archives: Hobbies

Sketchbooks and such

Despite several years of not being able to find the right thing, I keep clinging to the idea that there’s a perfect book out there that works as a sketch book, a wet media book, and a journal. But, everything … Continue reading

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30×30 direct watercolour challenge – week three

I’ve been participating in Marc Taro Holmes’ 30×30 direct watercolour challenge. This a round-up of the paintings I did for days 8-14 (you can see 1-7 here and 8-14 here). This week involved a lot of quick and simple paintings. … Continue reading

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30×30 direct watercolour challenge – week two

I’ve been participating in Marc Taro Holmes’ 30×30 direct watercolour challenge. This a round-up of the paintings I did for days 8-14 (you can see 1-7 here). This week involved a lot of quick and simple paintings. You can see … Continue reading

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30×30 direct watercolour challenge – week one

I’ve been participating in Marc Taro Holmes’ 30×30 direct watercolour challenge. This a round-up of the paintings I did in the first seven days. I started with a few pictures based on or inspired by pictures from my family’s cottage, … Continue reading

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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

I’m not entirely sure what made me decide to pick up this book last year. I like to write, but I don’t want to be an author. I guess I was just curious to read the book because I kept … Continue reading

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Giving up on art: my personal history

Yesterday, I read a book called “The Artist in the Office – How to creatively survive and thrive seven days a week,” by Summer Pierre. Within the first few pages, I knew this was a book I needed to read. I posted … Continue reading

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Oh look, a quilt

It’s been ages since I’ve posted anything about quilting. This is mostly because I have bad habit of only making the quilt top and not actually finishing the quilt. Or, as it is in this case, I finish it and then … Continue reading

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Are DIY posts bad for creativity?

Edit: Geen Geenie added a new perspective to this conversation by discussing the potential effects of prolific free tutorials on the value we place on professional crafters and their products. It’s very interesting and you should read it.  The one and … Continue reading

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Washi tape swatch book

While browsing Pinterest (something I do far too often), I noticed a washi tape swatch book.  I’ve seen a lot of ideas for keeping swatches of washi tape (taking pictures, using paper tags, etc.) and lots of advice about keeping … Continue reading

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Pencils decorated with washi tape

Right before Christmas, I found a great little online Canadian shop that specializes in washi tape and other cute stationary things (cards, stickers, paper, etc.), Omiyage. Needless to say, I bought some washi tape. And, then some more. A couple … Continue reading

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