Come create with us – March

Aaaaand we are BACK! 🙂

Time to start creating again. This month theme is “OWL” and we hope you’ll be thrilled about it as the owls seem to be all the rage for quite some time now.

Don’t forget to show us what you created and pin it to our Pinterest board.


Cloth Paper Scissors…

Nope not a new art game, but a website and magazine for mixed media artists. I’d sort of assumed that everybody knows about it, but chatting with some art chums the other day I realised I was mistaken. So here’s a quick overview for anybody else unfamiliar with the site or magazine.

cps header

They have a shop, (and fairly regular sales and offers) that sells art stash as well as art tutorials, books, magazines, videos…the store is run by the company Interweave.

They have MASSES of freebies.

An active forum.

Regular creative challenges.

Community videos.

Loads of inspiring image galleries, from challenge entries to artist studios.

They have lots of useful newsletters, one of which rounds up some of the recent blog articles, which are usually tutorials. If you feel like being a guest blogger get in touch with them. One of the articles in today’s newsletter was a post from 2012 about altering old book covers to make your own books/journals.


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This is this weekend’s offer in the shop, IW_LoveofCrafting-950x300

creativity: some things to read

I know I’m slightly late (should have posted this yesterday) It’s that lovely time of year again, Imbolc….full of expectation and hope, (although I’m still wishing I could hibernate until April…) I hope that you are blessed with inspiration and enthusiasm as we head toward the Spring solstice. 

If you’re in the same hibernating mood as me this is an excellent time to catch up on some reading. Today’s weekly email from Brain Pickings resulted in me doing a search on the site for articles on creativity and this post is a way of both bookmarking the  search for myself and sharing it.


Screen shot of brain pickings website search for creativity

Click the screenshot to go there…


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