Creative Things

This is my collection of cool creative things for you to peruse – whether art supplies, art, neato little gadgets, design, books, whatever I find and love.

Easy Crafts For Kids With Kiwi Crate …

Raise your hand if you have no time, no patience, no creativity, no clue as to what activities to set up for your kids, and no inclination to troll Pinterest for ideas. Yep, that’s me sometimes, too. I know people…

3 Creative Books With Which to Fall Madly …

I go through book phases. Sometimes I’m all about them, sometimes I burn them in a pile in the back yard. Especially the ones that talk about topics I don’t agree with. Good old book-burnings are what I’m all about.…

The Pencil Playbook and How You Can …

I’m officially smitten with activity books for adults. The coloring pages for adults are fun and all, but sometimes you want to go a step further and work from some drawing prompts. I was sent a copy of Ana Montiel’s…

5 Cool Things: Back to School Stuff

Back to school shopping starts for me in July, and keeps going well through September. It’s an epic event, and I accidentally end up buying myself new office supplies as well, because of all the organizing and planning and things…

Awesome New Coloring Pages for Adults

Are you digging the coloring pages for adults that are popping up everywhere? I am. I love when adults feel the need to kick back and get creative, no matter how talented they feel they are. My Zentangle posts are…

3 Picture Books Creative Parents Will Adore

I pick books for Beckett by the cover. If they aren’t pretty, we don’t get them. HOW SHALLOW AM I? I can’t help it- I love a beautifully-illustrated picture book, and I found 3 of them recently that all sort…

Totally Cool Photo Book Idea: How to …

Christian gave me this book long ago. I think maybe 2 years ago, even. It lives on our bookshelf, and it’s one of the few books I pick up and flip through regularly. And then I laugh and laugh until…

TONS of Coloring Pages For Adults

So much time I spent on my belly as a child, on the cool linoleum of the kitchen floor, probably right under my mom as she cooked dinner. No doubt I had been horsing around as my kids do now, sticking…

How to: Creative Kid Art Spaces

“What if we put as much emphasis on art supplies and creative tools as we do on toys?” My favorite quote from Megan Schiller’s book, The New Playroom, and an idea I’m totally on board with. I’ve pouted and whined a lot…

World’s Smallest Letter From Leafcutter Designs

I received a small package in the mail. I knew it was coming, but I didn’t know when. I tore into the damn envelope and pulled out the tiniest glassine envelope, complete with tantalizing wax stamp. I squinted through the…

More Cool Kid Wall Art

I got some more kid wall art for you to regard. Wall art for kids is one of those areas of decorating where I have such a hard time choosing. I’ll fall madly in love with one piece- until I…

Make a Font Out of Your Handwriting, …

One day Christian casually showed me this set of black magnets with white words on them that he had for the drawers of his big metal tool chest. I immediately exploded into a cacophony of questions, and although I was…