Birdday card

Since I have an iPad that’s great for painting, drawing, and calligraphy, I don’t create as much stuff by hand as I used to. It was high time I put my collection of art supplies to some use at last. Birthday cards are my favorite things to make, as they bring joy not just to […]

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Glitter jar

At a workshop today the teacher introduced me to a mindfulness jar. It’s not that different from a snow globe, a transparent vessel with some dense liquid and glitter in it, designed to be shaken up. In its most chaotic state, the jar represents what happens in your mind when you’re stressed and overwhelmed, with […]

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Forest in a jar

There’s a certain kind of magic in creating something real and physical. Something that can be touched, hugged, held in hands, and displayed in a prominent place. Even more incredible is creating something that has a life of its own. For the entire human history the work we did had tangible outcomes in a physical […]

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Christmas cards

I love the personal touch of handmade gifts. It feels like pouring your love into a physical object and offering it to someone. Most people in my life are not as much into handmade as I am. For them I usually buy a more traditional gift, and attach a handmade card.

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