Both sides of clouds

2022-08-07T12:37:06+02:00August 6th, 2022|

Today I made a collage in my art journal prompted by my art therapy course about 'Dark clouds above'. Click to enlarge The prompt immediately reminded me of Joni Mitchell's song 'Both sides now' where she sings about clouds, love and life and how you they show you their dark and light sides, their happy smiles and their tears and tell you that you don't know clouds, love or life at all. But through it all there is a journey, lessons, growth. There is sunshine after the rain and laughter throu [...]

Art journaling

2022-08-07T11:48:27+02:00August 1st, 2022|

Art journaling is the art of opening up a journal or notebook and just let your thoughts, images and creativity flow. It can be with paint, crayons, mixed media, collage... It can be in black and white or full of colors. It can be about your day or about what's on your mind. It can be done with a plan or intuitively. It can be small or big. It can be in a journal or on canvas. It can be any way you want. There is no pressure. There is no end goal. There is no need for beauty. It flows. It deligh [...]

50 daily habits to make your life more creative

2022-04-30T19:27:44+02:00July 9th, 2021|

The web and blog world is full of 365 projects where people decide that for a year they will do something every day: take a photo of themselves, paint a picture, donate to charity etc. Here are a few simple ideas for little habits you can do every day for a year to make you a bit more creative: Let someone else draw a stripe or doodle on a piece of paper and then make a drawing from that. Look up what happened on that same day in the year you were born. Take a picture of a cloud. Take a picture [...]

Your Circle of Self- Care

2022-04-30T19:33:22+02:00July 2nd, 2021|

Remember that I introduced you to the Life Wheel a while back? It's a worksheet that helps you identify where you stand in all areas of life and where you might need some work. If not, you can download it here. Today I want to introduce you to a different kind of wheel: the Circle of Self-Care. Your circle of self-care is basically the foundation of your life. The different elements all contribute to your happiness, balance and overall wellbeing. There are different slices to the Self-care pie: [...]

Miranda’s favorite things – June 2021

2022-04-30T19:30:59+02:00June 25th, 2021|

Remember my recent favorite podcasts post? Today's another collection of my recent favorites, but a more generic one. Enjoy How we love There is the book, and initially it was written for couples to improve their marriage and partnership. However, how we love is so much broader than just with our significant other. Each person’s childhood experiences form the roots of who they are; continuing to inform the way that person responds to others or expresses love, even far into adulthood. The r [...]

Weird? Or just non-linear?

2022-04-30T19:40:07+02:00June 11th, 2021|

I used to work in marketing for a bedding company and our challenge was to invent a new bed. That's like reinventing the wheel you might say. Well, it kind of was. In order to get some creative help, we went and found Hans Zaugg who used to run a design school in Switzerland. Zaugg has been involved in products and brands such as Swatch, Artemide, Ikea... When I first met this guy, my job was to translate, as he only spoke German (well, Schwitzerdeutsch - Swiss German actually). In the beginnin [...]

33 things to do when it rains

2022-04-30T19:42:24+02:00May 28th, 2021|

The weather has not been so nice lately. But rainy days do have its charm. Yes they do! Here are 33 things to do when it rains. And I'm sure you can come up with 34 more. Try it! Go hiking in the woods (it rains less in the woods). Go jogging. Sure, you get wet, but it's great to run in the rain and you get to take a warm shower afterwards. Play board games: when was the last time you played a board game (Monopoly, Risk, etc)? or even cards? This is fun with kids but also among adults. So organ [...]

Adult crafting during lockdown

2021-03-26T09:45:47+02:00March 26th, 2021|

Since we're all spending so much time at home and you might be running out of puzzles to make, I thought I'd share a list of other (doable) crafty things you can do. If you have any to share with us, post them in the comments below. Rope bowl You have probably seen these bowls in a shop and thought they would look nice on your mantelpiece. Well, looks like they're pretty easy to make yourself. And wouldn't it be nice to be able to say to your neighbour next time he comes around: 'oh that t [...]

8 ways to get anything done

2021-03-19T09:45:37+02:00March 19th, 2021|

We all lead busy lives. Even if the pandemic seemed to slow things down for a while, our agendas are chock-full with appointments again. Our to do lists hardly leave us time to breathe. We have become multi-taskers, juggling work and life but struggling to find the right balance. Usually we manage pretty well. But sometimes, things spin out of control and OVERWHELM takes over. What are the signs of overwhelm? you don’t know what the next thing is you need to be doing you break down and cry beca [...]

Why you need a DONE list

2021-03-05T09:45:58+02:00March 5th, 2021|

If you're anything like me, you have a TO DO list. Or two...or three... To Do Lists are great for us busy and creative people. Because we tend to (HAVE to) be all over the place. And we would be lost without those lists. Those lists make sure our kids go to school with the right gear for the day make sure we show up at the right friends' house for dinner on Saturday night. make us dash in and out of the supermarket during the hour that the kids are at the gym. And when the list is completed, we [...]

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