Inspirational

Remember when book burning was a thing? This is basically the opposite of that. Some of Canada's writers are posing nude for a calendar but it's totally okay because a) books are placed in strategic locations and b) it's for charity.

Proving once again that getting naked is the answer to all of life's problems.

PS: If you think you'd be cool with doing this, you probably want to put aside... Read more
I had no idea there was such a thing as a Book Art . But recently, I've been seeing a lot of images of amazing Book Art popping up all over the web. One that really caught my attention was a book with butterflies bursting out of it. Creativity at its best!

I did some research and it turns out that this book has a fascinating story behind it.

Called the "Book Of Life", it was inspired by the... Read more
I recently saw this fascinating fashion and textiles exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum (or ROM) called BIG. As they say on their website "The newest ROM exhibition showcases textiles and costume that, in their own remarkable way, are BIG … BIG in size, BIG in historical importance, BIG news, created by a BIG name, carry a BIG price tag, and so on."

ROM's extensive collection... Read more
Today my sister came home with this book from the library: Chinese, Celtic and Ornamental Knots for Beaded Jewellery by Suzen Millodot.

Suzen grew up in new London England and trained to be an optometrist. In her travels with her husband, she fell in love with ornamental, Chinese and Celtic knots . She has taught in Montreal, Cardiff and Hong Kong. She now lives and works in Wales, by the sea.

The book is... Read more
While crafting is not my profession, it is something I have come to love for many reasons.

For starters, I grew up with a mother who was always sewing, crafting and creating. She really could have done it for a profession and has been paid on a few occasions, but she does it for fun and for loved ones. I also love the satisfaction it brings to know that you created something all yourself with your very own... Read more
Have you ever come across the question, "what colour is your parachute?". I think we all have been asked this question in one way or another at some point in our lives and it's not always so easy to answer. I say, why should we just have one colour in our parachute? It's a lot more fun to have more colours! Gone are the days when people chose a career and stuck with it for the rest of their... Read more
Many artists strive to develop their own artistic style or a new technique through years of study, experiments and commitment to their artistic expression. Some actually succeed at that. Here are a few fascinating art technique that were invented not too long ago. Filumizm, Lacy Surface Patterns Artist Igor Ryazantsev works in a unique art technique that he invented and patented in December 2011. He works with... Read more
Recently I spent a few days in San Francisco. Walking through the Fisherman's Wharf, I stumbled upon an Art Gallery featuring work of Rodney Lough Jr , an award-winning landscape photographer .

I don't think I've been inspired by someone's work so much in a long time, as much as I was walking through the gallery.

All Rodney's photographs have incredible vibrant colors that just illuminate... Read more
Kathleen J. Shields from Huston TX began writing short stories for fun when she was twelve years old. With much support Kathleen began down the path towards becoming a writer. Kathleen was able to complete her first novel of a series during the summer of 2002.

To keep her creative talents flowing she creates custom and personalized greeting cards for friends and family and with each card writes an original poem... Read more
T hink O range! C reate O range!

I n feng shui, orange is a yang (the masculine aspect of the yin-yang theory) color that provides enthusiasm, motivation and inspiration.

The Hindu culture says creativity can be promoted by balancing the sacral chakra, which is located near the body's navel, through surrounding yourself with the color orange.

Orange stimulates the mind... Read more



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