Tag: Creativity

5 Ways to Get Out of Your Creative Comfort Zone

Living in your comfort zone is nice, isn’t it? Feels great. But after a while, that cozy place can get a little stifling. Something inside you says you need to see what else is out there, even if finding your way around can be challenging. There are great rewards to be had if you break…

Making Art From a Place of Love

We’ve had a number of mixed-media artists pen fantastic essays about inspiration and creativity in our Cloth Paper Scissors magazine column Releasing the Creative Spirit. In this latest installment (also featured in our November/December 2017 issue), artist Carrie Schmitt shares how she embraces her creative spirit to create art from a place of love. Enjoy! Releasing the…

Creative Mind Map

It was created by cutting my own silhouette from a map of my home state. I positioned it to take full advantage of the geography of my home town and surrounding area. I-79 provided an edge to the face. I used watercolor pencil to give it the flesh tone. From there, I used words in…

90% Ikea mixed media craft room

This is where all  my art/craft books are kept. I actually got this unit at Target so it and the tool shelf are the only non-Ikea units in the room. I try to keep the books and magazines organized by subject. Top shelf is paper/mixed media/collage stuff. Second shelf is magazines in the paper/mixed media…

Storage – Awkward places

I have tried to make the most of some of all the space in my studio and found it these plastic (fluff) jars are great to store smaller supplies that you want to be able to see, and keep them out of the way.  This way I've managed to use what might have been an…

Shelving Ideas

I was given a couple of wooded slatted CD shelves and thought they would come in handy in my studio.  It was easy to put up and the shelving slotted in.  I used the shelving to store some of my supplies and worked around the size of the supply to how many shelves were going…

A piece of me still remains

As a carer to a mother who has dementia, this page is about the many roles that take over your live with the main one being 'carer' and the fight to hold on to a piece of the real you.