Tag Archives: arts and crafts

The Importance of Creative Spaces

Creative spaces invite artistic flow over and around the obstacles of life. Without table tops, nooks, and arts and craft rooms where we, creative eclectics, can put together what delights our eyes, our streams of artistry run dry. This awareness … Continue reading

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New Painting: Caged Bird, Sing Me a Song

This post will show you the progression of an acrylic painting of the world. I’ve included the first and last photo and a bit of the poem, but Elya Filler’s post includes a whole lot in between. Visit the post … Continue reading

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The Birth of a Painting

My daughter’s artistic talent never ceases to amaze me. Elya presents the progression of her acrylic painting with the words of E. E. Cummings as an accompaniment. Here’s a couple of photos, but you really must see the entire process to … Continue reading

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Circles of Support: How to Keep your Creativity Flowing

Join a circle of support—a group of people who interact online by sharing innovative ideas, favorite art projects, creative living experiences, and life-management tips. Take the artistic plunge. Continue reading

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My Dabble in Jewelry Making

My daughter’s creativity never ceases to amaze me. Here’s her recent post that features one of her artistic loves, Jewelry making: For this past Christmas, I tried my hand at making necklaces for a few of my close friends and … Continue reading

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Conquering Clutter

Clutter is a creative eclectic’s nemesis—a toothless dragon that guards our treasure-trove of art supplies. Granted, clutter is a bi-product of our scattered nature, but an enemy just the same. When we cannot clear a place to do a project, … Continue reading

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This is family. This is church.

In a lower-income neighborhood by the school where I teach is “The Neighborhood Impact House.” A local church* provides a cozy family environment with homework help, arts and crafts, music lessons, sports activities, a community garden, and a kid-friendly bible study. … Continue reading

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How to Make a Masquerade Mask Part I

Do you want a fun project to do that expresses your identity exploration? Try making your own masquerade mask. This idea resulted from my most frequently visited post, Self Disclosure. Daily, people find my personal blog through searching for post about masquerade … Continue reading

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57 Designing New Identities

Words You pickpocket of creativity Stealing innovation and energy Shall you alone define my destiny? Words Recently, my daughter, Andy, came for a visit and we immediately headed for Michaels. We bought supplies for the masquerade masks we envisioned making. This project has … Continue reading

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