Category: Multipassionate Crafter

A Mindful Practice for Creatives

A Mindful Practice for Creatives

A few months ago I discovered Amy Maricle of Mindful Art Studio, and I am so thankful! She does live Slow Drawing parties on Facebook every Wednesday, and they are lovely. Each week there’s a theme, but the process is very open ended. Her goal […]

Life is Better When You’re Having Fun

Life is Better When You’re Having Fun

  Going through the archives of my old blog, I came upon something I absolutely adored back in 2006 – The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun from BoxofCrayons. It started out as a flash movie, but now it’s up on YouTube. It is as relevant […]

The Room Where It Happens

The Room Where It Happens

After talking about having an uncluttered working space I wanted to show you all the room where it happens. (I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this here, but another of my obsessions is the Hamilton Musical. If you know, you know). I ran my five […]

My Three Favourite Books for Productive Creativity

My Three Favourite Books for Productive Creativity

Productive Creativity? What’s that? Well I like to think of it as creativity with a purpose. Mindful creativity. Creativity that meets a certain goal. I’m not saying you should be measuring this in the traditional way of course. Just in a way that is meaningful […]

Gamify It!

Gamify It!

I came across a fantastic method of motivating myself to complete craft projects in one of the bullet journaling groups on Facebook. Crafty Bingo! Basically a grid of unfinished projects, and as you complete them you can shade the squares to try to get a […]

Yes, Creativity Still Requires Planning and Process

Yes, Creativity Still Requires Planning and Process

One of the things that I am learning while doing my #100DayProject is that I really need to plan out my paintings. I’m no expert. Not in portraits or in watercolour. I started off by trying to wing things, thinking I had enough knowledge, but […]

Designing a Sustainable Wardrobe

Designing a Sustainable Wardrobe

For years now I’ve wanted to consistently make my own clothing. I have saved a bunch of sewing tutorials and other ideas on Pinterest. I also had a 2020 goal to do an upcycled wardrobe project. That never happened because I was quite creatively paralysed […]

Five Years Ago

Five Years Ago

I wasn’t bullet journaling yet, but I was already on the journey of finding the best way to manage my time and organise my life. I’d been using a Filofax for maybe a year or so, and trying out different planning systems. I started with […]

Tranquility

Tranquility

I love candles, and have them all over the house, but I rarely use them for some reason. I was recently thinking about what I can do to make my morning routine more meaningful, and it hit me that lighting a candle while I write […]

40 Ideas for Giving Handmade This Year

40 Ideas for Giving Handmade This Year

Crafters and artists absolutely LOVE to give handmade gifts. And sure, we make sure to do this on birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and other special occasions, but if you want to give even more handmade goodness to friends and family, consider all the other “holidays” out […]