Month: February 2011

Creativity is built on the concept of opposites

Creative outcomes are based on two opposing processes, and opposites just happens to be this month’s theme for The Sketchbook Challenge. Before you write a poem or story, paint a picture, shape clay, weave beads into a new pattern, or pretty much anything else that involves your creative muscles, you begin to float ideas around …

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Convert-a-Tin Challenge revisited

My father, who used to be the plant supervisor for a company that manufactured holiday tree stands, was accustomed to dealing with procrastination. “I’ll get around to it,” someone would tell him. His response was to reach into his desk drawer and hand that person a red wooden checker, embossed with the phrase, ROUND TO …

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February’s Featured EtsyBlogger: Diana Bukowski

Magic and whimsy meet at Faerie Garden Fancies, the shop of Diana Bukowski. Diana, who is February’s Featured EtsyBlogger, is an artist and teacher. Although she does not limit herself to these items, she enjoys working with paper, paint, glitter, glue, scissors, polymer clay, pencils, watercolors, and her camera and computer.  Like many artists, she …

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