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Hiatus (and an introduction)

You may have noticed that I haven’t been blogging lately. It’s not that I haven’t been trying. It’s not that I’ve had nothing to say. It’s finally time for me to give in and officially go on hiatus. It’s been long enough thinking that I’m not. I’m going to take some time to make memories with my son (!). Elliot Blayne Greyvenstein. My days have even less control over them than when I was pregnant. They are very covered in milk, and trying to take photos with the big camera at all the milk-free opportunities. He’s one month old and he’s rocking our lives.

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State of the Union 2017

Happy 2017! All round cool guy, Paul Jarvis, wrote a State of the Union for his most recent Sunday Dispatches, and invited the reader to do the same, so here I am. I’m encouraging you to do the same too. It was great to have a look at how far I came this year, even with half of it spent as a pukey, pregnant mess. So let’s have a look. WHAT WENT WELL LAST YEAR Pregnancy I’m putting this down as a success even though it’s the single most difficult thing I’ve ever done. I’m at 35 weeks now, and trying to decide if this mark on my hoodie is this morning’s puke or toothpaste. I’ve become a walking advert for…

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Why You Should Sign up for Level Up

(An Unpaid Testimonial by a Huge Productivity Geek Creative Type) First thing’s first: I pitched this article to Caylee. She did not ask me to, nor is she compensating me for it, and I took way too long mulling over and writing it! Like I said in my previous article for this site, “I often don’t know what I think until I write it.” I wanted to write this article because Caylee’s course Level Up, The Creative’s Guide for Getting it Done, has had a significant influence on how I go about achieving my own goals, and because I’m obsessed and fascinated with productivity, doing it and the idea of it. Think of this like a Level Up testimonial from…

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Art Journal Pages Lately

I haven’t shared art journal pages on the blog for the longest time. My style is absolutely everywhere. This is what happens when things are in the air, when life is not the same, when my art room is a baby room. I won’t ever share the black pages I made before these. I thought I had not made anything with everything that’s been happening, but I seem to have been prodding along in my own ways. Creating is important. Always create, even when all you can manage is a little. Get Messy Season of Introspection The Get Messy season of Introspection happened in June and July, so that should give you an idea of how my life has been for…

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A Visual Guide to Keeping a Creative Diary with Art Journaling

Over the next few weeks I have nine beautiful and uniquely talented artists sharing a visual guide to her favourite way to get creative. No words allowed as answers, just photos and images. If you’d like to go through the Visual Guide archives, they’re all grouped together under Guest Post Loveliness. Today Anna is sharing a deeper look into art journaling and how she uses it to keep a diary.  Give us an introduction to art journaling. What are the must have tools to art journaling? What advice do you have to noobs wanting to start art journaling? Why do you create? What does your creation station look like? What is your favourite thing that you have made with art journaling? How has art journaling impacted…

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A Visual Guide to Project Life

Over the next few weeks I have nine beautiful and uniquely talented artists sharing a visual guide to her favourite way to get creative. No words allowed as answers, just photos and images. If you’d like to go through the Visual Guide archives, they’re all grouped together under Guest Post Loveliness. Today Kelsey is sharing about my personal first love, Project Life. Give us an introduction to Project Life. What are the must-have tools for Project Life? What advice do you have to noobs wanting to start? Why do you create? What does your creation station look like? Are you a messy creator or a clean one? What is your favourite thing that you have made? What tips do you have for becoming great at Project Life?

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A Visual Guide to Expressing Yourself in Art Journaling

Over the next few weeks I have nine beautiful and uniquely talented artists sharing a visual guide to her favourite way to get creative. No words allowed as answers, just photos and images. If you’d like to go through the Visual Guide archives, they’re all grouped together under Guest Post Loveliness. Today EmK is sharing her style of art journaling. Give us an introduction to art journaling. What are your must have tools for art journaling? What advice do you have to noobs wanting to start art journaling? What tips do you have for becoming an expert in art journaling Are you a messy creator or a clean one? How has art journaling impacted other non-creative aspects of your life? What is your favorite thing that…

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A Visual Guide to Embroidery

Over the next few weeks I have nine beautiful and uniquely talented artists sharing a visual guide to her favourite way to get creative. No words allowed as answers, just photos and images. If you’d like to go through the Visual Guide archives, they’re all grouped together under Guest Post Loveliness. Today Jennifer is sharing more about embroidery. Give us an introduction to embroidery What are the must have tools to embroidery What advice do you have for noobs wanting to start? Why do you create? Where is your creation station? Are you a messy or clean creator? What is your favorite thing you’ve made? How has embroidery impacted other creative aspects of your life?

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