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Ten Minute Tuesday: The Artist Trading Card

It has been a while since I have posted a ten minute Tuesday. With Fall here and kids back to school, your ten minute Tuesdays will resume once more. Today’s activity was inspired by the artist trading cards I have been seeing on Pinterest a lot lately. Normally done with mixed media techniques that include Read More

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DIY: Make a Flower Chandelier in Six Steps

The weekend is here and I have the perfect DIY project just for you! This project has some great elements; fun, flowers, imagination, and a new twist on an old idea. ProFlowers has created a whole video tutorial on how to make a flower chandelier. I have seen different versions on Pinterest, often using silk Read More

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How to Plan A Creative Retreat

Have you ever thought about taking yourself on a little creative retreat? Maybe you can spare a couple of days away from home and treat yourself to some dedicated creative time. Or If you can’t afford to get away or have the resources to take a whole weekend, possibly you could create a day long Read More

Ten Minute Tuesday

Ten Minute Tuesday: The Art Project

My creative premise has been and continues to be that you can use your creativity in ten minutes a day and still accomplish works of art or pieces of writing. I want to take you down the road of an art project done in ten-minute increments over the course of a couple of days. This Read More

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Writing Retreat, Here I Come!

I am off to my lovely retreat that I attend each summer out by the Lost Coast of northern California. It is a delightful nine day writing retreat in the middle of nowhere where about 26 writers gather each summer to do what they love, write with their friends. The retreat has been around for Read More

Eight TEDtalks

Eight TEDTalks to Inspire Your Creativity

One of my favorite things to do lately is watch TEDTalks. I find them fascinating, informative and fun. In the last two weeks, I have watched 25 talks. There isn’t one yet that I haven’t taken something from. So today, I am bringing to you some of my favorite talks on creativity or that inspire Read More

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DIY: Creating Leaf Poetry

This is a replica of a favorite project I did a while ago. I call it Leaf Poetry. Why? because you use the leaf templates or you can trace leaves and paint them anyway you desire. Then you are going to write some very simple poetry on your leaves. You can use as many leaves Read More

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Ten Minute Tuesday: Acrostic Poem

“An acrostic poem is a type of poetry where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. The most common and simple form of an acrostic poem is where the first letters of each line spell out the word or phrase.” Young Writers Free Glossary For example Read More

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How to: Pressed Flower Petal Butterflies

I often get inspired by projects I see on Pinterest. About two weeks ago, I saw a DIY post of pressed leaves in clear glass picture frames. I thought it looked like fun. I had picked up some frames from the dollar store, my go-to when the budget is tight, and thought I might just Read More

National Craft Month

National Craft Month Crafty Round- up!

March is National Craft Month. A favorite Month of mine as it gives me an excuse to try out all kinds of crafty projects. I have more projects coming over the next week and a half just for you. However today, I thought I would round-up some of my favorite crafts that I have done Read More