Cool Things Creative Folks are Up to

August 7th, 2008

Although I can't get around as much as I'd like to (only so many hours in a day!), I *love* seeing what Creative Every Day 2008 participants are up to. Goes to show you that there are endless ways to be creative and so many fun things to try!!

  • Brand new member, Lisa from the blog Tissuepapers has a kick-ass tutorial on folding fitted sheets, featuring her husband. It is SO cute. I just learned how to fold a fitted sheet last year from a friend and found it incredibly fascinating. I know, I know, folding sheets probably isn't fascinating to most people, and I'm the furthest thing from Martha Stewart neatness, but there's something so satisfying about folding those darn fitted sheets in something other than a big ball! Even if you already know how or don't care, the tutorial Lisa put together is super cute and creative and it looks like she has a bunch of other tutorials on her blog!
  • I do enjoy a good tutorial and although I've seen a bunch with descriptions on how to do freezer paper stencils, I think this one from Brie is quite good. I need to get some freezer paper and try this!
  • Snap has written a post exploring the concept of creativity along with a link to a series of articles about the future of creativity in the Utne reader (and she posted her first collage! yay!)
  • There's loads of inspiration to be found in the CED flickr group, here.
  • You may have noticed that I have a soft spot for kitties, so I totally adored this post, from Mary of Art Spirit, about her cat and bird softies and a real kitty too! Hehe.
  • A big thanks to Wendy for featuring me as her August artist of the month!!

I spoke with two blogging pals, who also happen to be CED participants, for the first time today (by phone.) I feel sort of awkward on the phone sometimes, but I really enjoyed both conversations. I spoke first with the ever-so-sweet, Olivia of happyluau who shared her amazing first-hand knowledge of Hawaii. Thank you, Olivia! I really enjoyed hearing her perspective on the islands and wonderful tips! I knew Olivia's voice already from all the video blogging she does, but it was great to be able to interact with her by phone.

Shortly after that, I spent some time talking with the lovely Jennifer of Life Unfolds, Artizen Coaching, and the Right-Brain Business Plan! Phew! Jenn is one busy and talented lady! We chatted about a little something we'll be doing together this fall, which I'm very excited about. I'll share details on that soon. Jenn has such a sweet, welcoming voice and it was a pleasure to chat with her.

And now, I'm all chatted out. :-) Toodaloo!

7 Responses

I enjoyed our conversation, too, Leah! I’m so excited that you’ll be in Hawaii for your honeymoon, and I think it will be fantastic. You’re the first blogosphere person I’ve ever talked to; I wonder why we all don’t do it more. xxoo, O

OMG – thanks for the shot out!!! I love your site and looking forward to being creative and sharing it with everyone here!!

Wow, look at all this activity :) So much excitement and so many new projects on the horizon :)

As always cool stuff.

I hate suspense! What are you up to this fall??!! How exciting and I can’t wait (really, I’m horrible at surprises) to see the new project!

Great linkage dear and thanks again for putting the CED group together.

Hi Leah! I’m dropping by today to tell you that you were chosen as the winner of my 1 year Etsy anniversary drawing!! :) Please email me your mail addy to:

johl3 at windstream dot net

Thank you for supporting me and always leaving such sweet comments on my work both on my blog and on flickr!


Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

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