Creative Life 2022

workshop watercolor painting birds at Creative Life 2022

Last weekend I went to Creative Life. It’s a creative fair in the Netherlands where you can participate in different craft workshops and listen to interesting speakers. There are also food trucks and stalls that sell (handmade) items ranging from home decoration, jewelry to craft supplies.

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Light blocker

light blocker in use during a card making session

I always record my video tutorials with studio lighting. In order for the lighting to work properly, I need the craft room to be completely dark. That way the exposure remains even in the videos.

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Using cutting machines for cardmaking

Silhouette Cameo cutting machine on desk

The craft world knows many different craft supplies to make beautiful things. For example glue rollers, paper punches and glow in the dark markers. Are you familiar with cutting machines? You can think of it as a printer, but instead of ink it comes with a cutting blade. You can control the cutting machine via the computer and instruct it to cut something out of paper.

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My new craft space

I can’t believe it’s December already! 🎄 It’s the month of Christmas and also the end of 2021. I’ve just started making preparations for my Christmas cards. This year I’m thinking about a 3D Christmas tree which can serve as a card, but perhaps also as a nice decoration in the Christmas tree itself. I …

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Visiting Creative Life 2021

Workshop about boosting creativity

Last weekend I went to a creative fair called Creative Life. In brief: it’s an event organized by creatives for creatives. The fair takes place annually in the city of Utrecht, the Netherlands, in an old factory hall.

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All about sketchbooks

sketches in sketchbook dedicated to birthday cake ideas

A sketchbook is an absolute must for every creative person. It’s a great way to note down your creative thoughts and literally put it on paper. In my opinion it’s a wonderful “zen” moment.

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Spring cleaning

colored, paper, leftover, sorting, boxes

It’s Spring time! Usually at the beginning of this season there’s this “Spring cleaning” tradition to make a fresh start after the cold and dark Winter period.

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Souvenirs from Indonesia

Last week I got back home from my holiday in Indonesia. We went to visit my family, followed a sightseeing tour for several days and relaxed on Bali. I already start to feel homesick a bit, but I’m sure we’ll go back within a few years.

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