haven't made these in quite some time now! mini-albums. was kinda hooked on them. felt, fabric, embelishments, ribbon, paper, pictures and handwriting and hand sewing my way through it.
sometimes filled with lots of emotions. sometimes just for fun. i really do think i want to make one again. with all those gorgeous fabrics i've been hoarding for ages. and in our new home i can even hoard more stuff. bwahahaha. don't tell Arjan!
did you make them? what is your favorite subject to create mini-albums with?
oh almost forgot! you can find tutorials in my shop! yaaassss :)
i <3 craft. all crafts. i like to create mixed media canvasses. art journal. draw. color. sketch. paint. sew. stitch. model clay. crochet.
i like to work with my hands. it gives me a feeling of freedom. i like the feeling of making something that wasn't there before. my head is constantly on some level of active creating duty. like when i walk in a store and i see something random on the shelves, i immediately start to think what i can make of that.
when i see somebody on the street and love the pattern they are wearing, i secretly make a picture. yup. no faces. i promise. just the pattern that inspires me.
i've got notebooks and notebooks and notebooks full of ideas. so many ideas. AND time. because i make time. don't have time? skip social media & tv for one evening. and be amazed by ALL THE TIME YOU HAVE.
i love seeing other artists work, so i created this little 2,5 minute video for you to get a glimpse! not the complete canvas, are you freaking serious! just a sneak of how i work. and yes i really have tried to stay out of the shot as much as possible. and i'm wearing NOT my favorite clothes (jeans and shirt) but didn't want to ruin my cute dresses :D. but hey, i'm OK. this is me and that's lovely <3.
i strongly believe that helping friends, especially (creative) entrepeneurs is very important. my sweet friend Ellen (shopname: Pollevie) creates the most stunning crochet wraps you can think of. colorful, happy, crazy beautiful. here's what she has to say about it:
Hi fashionable girls and ladies!
Currently I am working on a project where I crochet very colorful wraps.
"Pollevie shawls" each have their own cheerful and distinctive look and feel. With This boho / Ibiza style wrap you are the one who adds color to every festival. Or sit outside with this shawl. Together with friends enjoying endless summer nights .
I make these "Pollevie shawls" for both adults and children. Via Etsy I sell these wraps in my own shop. There you can find me under the name Pollevie. Do you want one too with colors specially selected for you? come and have a look or leave me a message on Etsy.
she even makes the most cutest one for (her) kids too!
now tell me, don't you want one?!
you can find her Etsyshop HERE. you can follow her crochet adventures here on Instagram, and if Facebook is your hangout, you can find her HERE.
oh, and so you know, i just saw a fabulous give away on her instagram too!!!
and she is even going to give workshops. the first one, was a big hit, look how cozy:
i seriously love ICY weather. guess i am "cryophilic" -> preferring or thriving at low temperatures". it's no secret i can do absolute NOTHING when the temperature is above 25 degrees (celcius). i seriously hate hot weather. my brain just doesn't function anymore, so does my body. i can only sit, sweat and be irritated. yes. charming huh?! so the weather these days here have been so good to me. cold, sunny, fresh and icy. although my muscles hurt more than ever, i do FEEL better with these temperatures.
it's like, you really have to go through darkness to appreciate the light so much. even though life can be such a bitch, there will always be light in unexpected places. find those places. find that light.
are you artjournaling everyday already? why not? give it a go!
"GROW through what you go through". and oh yes, every obstacle you have to overcome, every person that pushes your buttons like BIG TIME, every situation that get's your heart racing, you have to deal with and you GROW so much by going through ordeals.
guess i'm just simply addicted to drawing girls, watercolors & doodling flowers. you're welcome 😜💗
"OWL" always love you :) it's ok to not love every single page or painting you create. sometimes they turn up amazing. sometimes they are amazingly beautiful IN YOUR MIND and do not resemble the image you have of that in real life. it's just the way it is. MOVE ON. don't feel "see, i'm a bad artist". because you are not. not every piece of art can be a masterpiece of art. sometimes you just have to give yourself permission to play and don't be so hard on yourself. nobody needs perfection. seriously. just GO AND PLAY.
yellow, i simply scribbled down what things i thought of when i said "yellow!". * spongebob (yes i know :O) * my favorite crochethook * the happy color * the minions! * the wall of my favorite studio (in our old home) * ice cream * Sanne's favorite color! * the color of the moon * banana's! (said in the voice of the minions!) * little chicks * the sun * the stars * positivity * yellow masking tape :)
so don't get trapped in the "i need to think of something really really good for every single prompt". no. you simply don't. just CREATE something :)