Category Archives: Creativity

Trying Out Useful Mac Apps

I decided after trying the demo for 15 days or so to buy Pixelmator as it does what I want fairly quickly. Affinity Photo was a complete wash-out for me in functionality mostly because of its abysmal selection tools. I … Continue reading

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Hand Painted Tree Mural

I suppose this is more of a silhouette than a full mural, and it is inspired by the tree decals you can buy for walls. Apart from the exorbitant cost of a decal, this was an odd space by the … Continue reading

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Daniel Smith Watercolour Sets

Daniel Smith has an enormous number of watercolours and some with special effects. Way too many for my budget, but I decided to make up a little palette of twelve colours from sets they offer. The paints come in tubes, … Continue reading

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Half Pans, Sketchbooks, Metric Weights for Paper, and Useful Apps

I try to think in centimeters and millimeters and meters, I also think in kilometers 90 percent of the time, but my stubborn mind will not grok the metric weight of paper. I am constantly looking up and converting online. … Continue reading

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Handmade and Decorated Kraft Paper Envelopes

While feeling a cold coming on I decided to do something quiet and went and bought a roll of kraft paper from the post office. It’s hard to find heavier kraft paper and this feels like 18 lb. weight which … Continue reading

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More on Cursive Writing and the Loss of Human Independence

Liz Chan from Wonder Pens is fighting the good fight for cursive writing, having started a cursive writing class for children. Way to be Liz. The subject has been written up in The Globe and Mail of all places. Liz … Continue reading

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Organizing Decorative Papers

About a decade ago before fancy card stock and scrap paper was more readily available near me, I placed a mail order for some nice paper. It came in a large 14-inch square box and I kept the box to … Continue reading

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