end of a personal era

It’s been a long time since I’ve journalled here at Redbubble. There’s not been any reason other than that I found I became incredibly busy and as is always the case (for me) when things get to that level of busy-ness something usually has to give.
For me, finding the ideal work/life balance meant that I haven’t been very active as a Redbubble artist.

Those of you who know what I do for a living will most likely see how ironic it seems to be a Redbubble artist who then joins the Redbubble staff but then doesn’t have the time to be the Redbubble artist that led her to the job in the first place….
Hmmm. It’s a weird enigma that bothered me more and more as time went by.

So, after 4 years as part of the Redbubble staff team I’ve resigned from my…

Creative Challenge no. 1- use your 'wrong' hand

I’ve started a challenge over at my blog.

I recently found some fabulous books. Little gems that challenge you to do things a bit differently, very randomly and to have fun with simply getting messy. To find them for yourself, check out the collection of books by Keri Smith.

I don’t know how I missed her books before now, (feeling very slightly miffed about the fact) but Keri Smith most definitely has found a new fan in me!

To share the creative chaos and mess that Keri is encouraging I’ve decided to share one of her challenges from her “Mess” book with you. Drum roll please……

“For an entire day do all of your necessary tasks using your ‘wrong’ hand.”

So if you’re a righty, use your left, lefties use the right. Go on…

Minimalism is simple

Have you ever wished that you could create minimalist art? Do you feel that you always seem to focus too much on adding details when you just know that you should be taking them away?

Grant Snider has the answer for you :)

Paris from atop the Eiffel Tower

If you’re anything like me and haven’t yet made it to Paris, this 360 Pano video might interest you.
Especially if you’re not overly excited by joining the crowds to wait in an extremely long line to be able to go to the top of the Eiffel tower.

I’m not sure it’s quite the same as really being there though ;-)