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Category: An Artful Life

RECREATE AND RECYCLE (YOUR ARTWORK AND BLOG POSTS) PART 2: THE PLAN AND THE FIRST DOODLES

When I started a drawing I never planned. Really, drawing is like a meditation for me. Whatever finally comes up on paper is purely intuitive. And if you had read my bounce back story, about how this whole folksy graphicalicious collection started, then you knew I had know idea what would initially show up on the paper (or on screen), after moving my pen or mouse. I have no idea, and I enjoy it. I enjoy the…


RECREATE AND RECYCLE (YOUR ARTWORK AND BLOG POSTS) PART 1

At first, I wanted to redesign my blog.

Again?

Are you kidding me!

Well, it seemed like that little but authoritative voice inside me didn’t agree at all. In many cases I often ignored that voice because it’s too noisy but over time I have started to listen to it instead.

And in this case, I thought that voice had a point.

I had redesigned my blog many times now, ewww, I don’t remember how many times exactly, but not only that I redesigned the…


WHEN YOUR TIME FOR CREATIVITY GETS ROUGH…

Just remember, it’s all going to be OK :)


And get back to your preferred artboard without question, just do. I know, I found it very difficult as well. For several months I had been overwhelmed with projects and work travels and, once again, my creative pursuit suffered.

I don’t know what made it so damn difficult for me to take a few minutes a day just to move my pen over paper or to open illustrator and create a doodle. But maybe, just maybe, now I have…


Free Calendar-to-colour 2017 is here! (+ bonus)

Hi friends!  

I have to confess that I started the new year with a nightmare for a heavy coffee drinker like me: coffee overdose..

Does that something like that exist? I don’t know :D But on new year’s eve I spent the whole day and night finalising the calendar-to-colour 2017, and as always, a lot of coffee involved. I hit 00:00 on 1 January gloriously: the calendar-to-colour was done, and after taking pictures and…


New Gallery: Collages in My Journals 2016

Guess what, earlier this year while doing spring cleaning initially I wanted to get rid of my old journals, but now I realised they are full of funky collages I made out of old magazines and scrap materials. Nope, I don’t want to throw away the collages yet (though I so wanted to burn all those outdated journal entries :D). So I thought, taking pictures of and instagram them as a series might be a good idea?

I’ve…


Takeaway from Sweden: OMNIA MIRARI ETIAM TRITISSIMA – a colouring sheet

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Home again in Jakarta after almost 3 weeks in Sweden. And I’m still amazed by how visiting the home and the tomb of ‘my hero’ – my favorite imaginary grandpa, professor, teacher, advisor, best friend – the Swedish scientist Carl Linnaeus, in the city of Uppsala, never failed to give me such refreshing re-look on life and to save me from feeling stuck. This time, by his words, from Philosophia Botanica: “OMNIA MIRARI ETIAM TRITISSIMA” which means “find wonder in all things. even the most…


Happy May!!!

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We’re already on 1 May! Where did January, February, March and April go? Time flies!

Every week this month I’m going to post patterns to color. Plus bringing some old stuff to new life, I so love it!

My about page has also been updated.

I’ve learned now how to make editorial calendar and to schedule my posts, so I’m not going to miss sending updates anymore!

It’s a quick post today, but hey, I’m coming back tomorrow with new freebies! Stay tuned!

XOXO!


Happy happy new year 2016!

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Happy new year my friends!

Happy belated… but we still have 364 days to celebrate in 2016 counted as today :D

Anyway, how was your 2015? Mine was wonderful. I feel so blessed. It was a year of new opportunities, as well as a year of healing. Even though I started the year with a (quite painful) dental surgery, I took it as a removal of something that didn’t serve me anymore, a healing. A good sign.

Also last year, the doctors finally found out the cause…


My Artful Cup of Java today: cocoa tree wallpaper and the flower girl is happy!

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Maybe I had too much chocolate yesterday that I found myself drawing cocoa tree patterns this morning. She looks happy with her new wallpaper, no? Something to frame, or to color in? ;-)

Artfully, xo
Amreta