“Bread and Circus” – an instrumental piece of music suitable for creative imagining and making Continue reading Creative prompt: music to image
If writing a poem seems absurd – still, why not? Perhaps it’s equally strange not to write? Our encouragement to write, today, is from Nobel poet, Wislawa Szymborska of Poland
I prefer to leave early.
I prefer talking to doctors about something else.
I prefer the old fine-lined illustrations.
I prefer the absurdity of writing poems
to the absurdity of not writing poems.
I prefer, where love’s concerned, nonspecific anniversaries
that can be celebrated every day.
These few lines are taken from her poem, “Opportunities” – and a lovely example of her Continue reading “The absurdity of writing/not writing poems”
Lotta Jansdotter has a worldwide reputation for handprinting patterns which are used on textiles, notebooks and household interiors.
“Can’t find what you want? Make it! Don’t know how? Learn it!” is how her website describes her pragmatic approach, much of her printing based on simple potato cut prints, in repeating patterns.
Her fabrics are stocked by Windham Fabrics but you can learn the techniques of Continue reading “Scandinavian home craft”
Here’s a fun project. It’s not going to make great art, but looks like fun, and you can personalize the colours to make a picture to jazz up a wall space. Simple. Continue reading Brighter Monday Project: Painting without brushes