What a great idea right? A Pinterest cookbook, oh my. Well, it exists and it is on etsy. A few months ago, specifically in May, I wrote a post called Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that contained this cookbook I am referring to. I happen to have this cookbook and I enjoy it very much. I typically do not enjoy cooking, but I do enjoy Pinterest, and those of you who enjoy it as much as I do know how much time it can waste. Read the whole post
Category Archives: books
One Year of Blogging
Today is the one year anniversary of the day I started Make Something Mondays! YAY! Thank you, to my followers, for making my first year of blogging a great one!
What I’ve learned:
- I am more crafty than I was a year ago– Seriously, I was WAAAAAAY more artsy than crafty. Now I can add another skill to my list.
- You truly have to love what you choose to blog about– I could talk about art for hours, maybe even days, without running out of steam.
Anna is a professional illustrator and alt model. She was born and raised in Moscow and Prague. She’s been drawing since the childhood. Anna’s areas of creativity include mysticism, gothic style,folklore and others.
Do You Like to Color?
I like to color. It takes me back to childhood where I didn’t have to worry about life and that is a wonderful thing… even if it is only for twenty minutes. So I found these free online coloring pages and wanted to share them with you. If you still like to color and don’t want to be coloring princesses and elephants (no offense Erin) then, these will be fun! Go to http://www.art-is-fun.com/free-mandala-designs-to-print.html for the free printables! Read the whole post
Imagine: How Creativity Works
Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer
This was a very informative book. The author really breaks everything down for you.
Those who are more relaxed and expressive are more productive AND more creative. Did you know that the researchers at 3M (the Post It note company) gets an hour a day (of their workday) to do anything… take a nap, go for a walk, play a game, etc. to help clear their mind and relax. Read the whole post
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was one of the most imaginative books I have ever read. I thought it was amazing.
If you would prefer to read something realistic, then this is not the book for you. BUT if you are open to some adventure and some storytelling you are about to embark on an unexpected ride. Ransom Riggs is the type of writer that can hold on to childhood wonder and fears and turn them into a reality. Read the whole post
DIY Journal or Sketchbook
Because you asked for it… The DIY Journal.
This was surprisingly a bit harder than I thought it was going to be. Not significantly but enough for me to mention it. Don’t be discouraged; the process was a fun one!
Things You Will Need:
Paper of your choice
Thread and thick needle
Fabric and/or scrapbook paper
Clips (office clips work just as well)
We need to assemble our paper blocks. Read the whole post
The Book Surgeon
A combination of Art & Books… Two of my favorite things. <3
Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.
Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original sculptural forms.
“My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception,” he says. Read the whole post
A Look At My Sketchbook
Okay, so the title is a bit deceitful. You won’t get a peek at MY sketchbook but I have compiled a few different artists sketchbooks to share with you.
Most artists don’t share their sketchbooks with other people but I greatly enjoy looking at them when the artist does decide to share. Click the pictures for the URLS!
The Deep Blue Jar
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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex- Book Review
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
When I first started reading this book I was annoyed at how long it took the author to get her point across. It seemed like I could skip 3 pages every time she started a new topic and I would still know what she was talking about.
As I moved further into the book I became more intrigued. Read the whole post