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March is there already! My weeks have been full of sketching and drawing and painting and well, I’m certainly not complaining about that. It looks like I’m spending a lot of time on the Internet too though, since the list of links I want to share with you here is growing and growing. Here are some of the artsy ones:

  • Some interesting thoughts on doodling. In a word, I guess: don’t overthink it.
  • Something “fishy”. I’m always amazed when I come across the work of artists who can create something simple, beautiful, playful and useful and the same time. I guess there is something in Julia Castano’s work about being able to keep seeing the world through a child’s eyes. And the Artistic Moods blog is a really great place to find other artists that have this talent.
  • Speaking of seeing the world through a child’s eyes, Juliane is blogging again. Her work is wonderful! I love the way she gives life to the beautiful dolls she makes through her photos.
  • Something new in my inbox: Eileen, whose creative prompts really helped me get to work back in December, has just started a newsletter in which she shares what inspires her.

Have a great weekend!

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  • Something nice in the mail: a box of delicious home-made chocolates, courtesy of my awesome brother.
  • Something  I’m working on: a little academia-inspired valentine printable. (Here is the one I made last year).
  • Something to listen to: I’ve been catching up on While She Naps episodes. I found the one with Thomas Knauer about quilting really interesting. I also started listening to the Creative Pep Talk podcast. Warmly recommended! This and this episodes are my favorite so far.
  • Something inspiring: Nicole Smeltzer’s science illustrations, Rachel Grant’s collages, and Sophie Miller’s embroideries.

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  • some things to remember from this week: a snow storm that left a snow dune around the house, candles on the table every day, homemade chocolate mousse enjoyed in good company and photos snapped for a creative project with my little brother.
  • something on my desk: a pile of greeting cards. I’ve been cutting paper like crazy!
  • something artsy: following the Illustration Friday prompts is not only a great way for me to push myself and make more work, it’s also an excellent occasion to discover the work of very talented artists: this week I’ve been in awe of the work of Tini Malitius, Yacov Kleiman, Terri Murphy, and Nataliya Zhydchenko.

Have a cozy weekend!

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Something brought home from the thrift store. I will finally be able to sew much-needed insulating curtains for this little red house.

And some things that inspired me this week:

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Something that came in the mail today: white paint and an extra nice new paint brush. Yippee!

And some things that inspired me this week:

What caught your attention this week ?
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snowy landscape || by marion

Something that’s certain: winter is here! With snowy trees and pale pink clouds.

pincushion || by marion

Something that’ll make my life easier. Made from whatever I had on hand: a linen square that used to cover a jar of jam, tiny fabric and yarn scraps for the stuffing, and just enough embroidery thread to learn how to make a new stitch. A snowy afternoon well spent.

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Something in the mail. A package with a small batch of my holiday cards arrived from the printer’s this week. I was thrilled to finally see them! They are now available in my little shop.

And from around the web:

Something about patience. Found via Jen Snyder‘s newsletter, the creative digest. I also like listening to her podcast, Creating You Own Path.

Something about urban green spaces: I recently discovered this beautiful blog, Beyond the Window Box.

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Autumn forest bouquet || heather and wild blueberry leaves || by marion

Something I brought home from a walk in the forest the other day.

And since it’s ‘back to school’ time, here are some posts about studies, life choices and career paths that I read and liked these past few weeks. I’d love to hear your thoughts, too.

Something about deciding what to do ‘when you grow up’, and learning to follow your heart instead of listening to people. In Sandra Juto‘s case, it meant that she became a very talented artist. How inspiring is that ?

In the same vein but in the science world, something to help rethink the ‘you can, therefore you must’ point of view that is so common in academia.

For those of you who can read Norwegian, I must say I also loved this post by Julie, who is a writer and literature student, on the same topic.

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