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Category Archives: Creative Every Day

Creating with Tape {Kid Craft}

Make an easy project with your kids using tape and crayons.

The other day I told you about the big container of wood pieces we got from the girl’s old school. Another thing that I really wanted and snagged was a giant tape dispenser. This thing is awesome. It holds a ton of tape and the cutter is actually plastic so it would be difficult to injure yourself on. Recently the ... Read More »

7 Tips for Creating with Kids

making art with kids

Most of the time when we have projects for our kids or they are coloring or painting, they’re doing it by themselves. But the girl loves to involve one or both of her parents in making something with her from time to time (and it was pretty much all she wanted to do on Saturday) so I thought it was ... Read More »

The Little Things

pinga heart

As I’m working back from feeling busy and overwhelmed and uninspired, I’ve been focusing on doing the work that I really want to do. And when that comes to crafting and creating, it has been little things this week. I had a lot of apple slices left from a playdate, so I decided to make apple muffins. And I decided ... Read More »

So, What Do You Want to Do?

calm card

After yesterday’s admission that I’m not really feeling that creative, at least in terms of making crafts to blog about, I decided to ask myself what I did want to do. This was the question I posed in my morning pages this morning, and it actually did give me some ideas for a couple of little crafts I might like ... Read More »

The Creative Mojo is Gone

william morris print

I have been feeling really busy lately. And I hate to even say that, because busy is such a loaded word. Usually I say busy when I want to mean productive, but I really mean overwhelmed and just a little crazy. This whole year has been like that. And I find myself not crafting or creating or doing much of ... Read More »

Five (Plus) Things to Save for Art Journaling

art journal supplies

I mentioned the other day that people might be hesitant to start a new creative hobby like art journaling because they feel like they need to go out and buy a lot of supplies before they get started. But the truth is you have a lot of things in your house that will serve you very well in your art ... Read More »

5 Creative Things to Do with 5 to 10 Minutes

chocolate sauce

Last week I tried to convince you of the importance — and ease — of taking little pockets of time to create for yourself. But if you’ve been out of the creativity game for a while, you might be wondering what you can do with a short span of time that you’ll feel good about. So I thought I would ... Read More »

A Month of Creativity Boosts

create tag

I write about crafts and creativity regularly, but even I sometimes don’t feel that creative. It’s been particularly hard lately getting jazzed creatively with the busyness of fall, the pressure of developing the next book idea and the stress of having a kid who’s been sick on and off for more than a week. I know I could use a ... Read More »

Getting Back to Morning Pages

morning pages quote

As I thought about launching this public creative journey last week, I tried to think about things I could do every day that would keep me connected to and focused on this goal of mine to be more creative and to help you all hopefully be more creative, too. The first thing I thought about was morning pages. The second ... Read More »

A Slight Change in Focus

painting creativity

I chose the word “create” as my word for the year in part because I feel like I am a creative person but I don’t always feel that creative. Crafting is my job, and all too often it does in fact feel like work, and that needs to change. The more I think about it, the more I realize I’m ... Read More »

New Year, New Art Supplies

grown up art supplies

My sister-in-law is amazingly great at picking presents for the Bit and me. Her job is working with preschools and early childhood education programs, so she knows all the best toys, great books and whatnot to get the Bit, but she also manages to do pretty well picking goodies for me, too. This year, it was all about the art ... Read More »