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Finding Creative Inspiration

  As you can probably tell from my lack of postings, that I have not been in a very creative mood lately.  (Plus, I’ve been busy getting my eBay store ready for the holiday selling season).  I was running myself ragged and not getting a whole lot of sleep – a sure way to burn […]

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What Being Creative Has Meant to Me

I saw a link to an article in my Twitter feed yesterday titled, “How Creative Hobbies Make Us Better at Basically Everything.”  In it, the author talks about how having something that is low risk, low pressure, and a labor of love to occupy our free time with, helps us be better at our work.  Side […]

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Art vs Craft: Are You an Artist or a Crafter?

When I first got into making things with my hands, I went about my business of craft and creativity without really giving much thought as to whether what I was doing was considered art or craft.  I was blissfully unaware of the ongoing debate between artists and crafters as to what constitutes art and what constitutes craft.  I […]

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One Last Christmas Craft and Musings About Crafting in Three Dimensional Space

Happy New Year, everyone! Okay, can you stand one last Christmas craft post?  I know it’s New Year’s, but I had to sneak in one last Christmas-related post. For my Christmas/birthday, one of my girlfriends, Geri, gave me a Vosges Library of Chocolates with small, individually wrapped candy bars that came in a box – […]

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2013 Scrapbook Expo and the Commercialization of Crafting

Over the weekend I attended the 2013 Scrapbook Expo held in Santa Clara.  It was my first time attending.  Now to be honest, I am not a scrapbooker, but I am a cardmaker, and I was eager to learn new things and see some new gadgets and tools.  I had registered for four workshops over […]

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