Creative Block Buster #14

hand-lettering class

Creative Block Buster #14 What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Take a Class or Workshop Learn a new technique or something entirely different. Besides picking up a … Continue reading

July Challenge Theme Entry #1

July Challenge Entry Beth Sullivan

Artist: Beth Sullivan, D.O. URL: Beth is currently working on rebuilding her stock of jewelry and home decor items after her first ever craft fair so that she can open an Etsy shop. When she does, I’ll post the link. About the Artist/Entry: Beth shared these beautiful Steampunk polymer clay … Continue reading

Summer Creativity Challenge – Week One

Summer Creativity Challenge

#SummerCreativityChallenge Getting Started If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do that here. If you haven’t already printed out your chart and made a list of ideas or projects to you would like to work on during the #SummerCreativityChallenge, do that first. Next, take a look at your list … Continue reading

Color Palette Sources – Part Two

color palette sources part 2

Yes, I have more color palette sources for those of you looking for inspiration. You can find Color Palette Sources – Part One here. Color Palette Sources – Part Two ColorWorld (lots of great color and fashion trend inspiration) colourQ (this blog posts a weekly color palette challenge for scrapbooking, … Continue reading

Tips For Working With Color Palettes

tips for working with color p alettes

Color Palettes as Inspiration When looking for inspiration, color palettes are the go-to source for many. We collect color palettes like they were trading cards and devote Pinterest boards to them. We are drawn to palettes that reflect our personal color preferences, whether we are consciously aware of it or … Continue reading

Evolution of a Design

evolution of a design

The Evolution of a Design Or a look into the crazy inter-workings of a creative mind. I thought I would combine #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) with some thoughts on the evolution of a design. Often a design pops into your head fully formed and you take it from there. Other … Continue reading

want to know the secret to busting through creative blocks?

Deal-A-Muse

The secret to busting through creative blocks The trick to getting un-stuck is… …you have to make yourself sit down and play with the materials, mix colors, revisit past work, etc. Anything to get yourself started. It’s that simple and that hard. Help for getting started: Mix Colors Mix some … Continue reading

a new perspective on polymer clay

image from Fast Company Magazine

A new perspective on polymer clay. Perspective: a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view. Polymer clay often gets a bad rap for being a plastic material, but it’s all about perspective. While flipping through a recent issue of Fast Company Magazine I came across … Continue reading

creative block buster #11

dragonfly polymer clay pendant

What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Creative Block Buster #11 – Explore Other Mediums This creative challenge is all about finding inspiration from other mediums. Do a … Continue reading

creative block buster #10

creative block buster #10 - taking risks!

What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Creative Block Buster #10 – Taking risks! Today’s creative block buster is a little different. It’s more of a thinking exercise. … Continue reading

creative block buster #9

creative block buster - how many ways?

What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Creative Block Buster #9 – How many ways? Today’s creative block buster is to challenge yourself to see how many different … Continue reading