still life.

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let’s keep things simple today, shall we? i love these still life vignettes.  i tend to think a clean, clear space opens the mind and allows us to soak up fresh, new ideas and keep our creativity sharp. have you ever read that book the artist’s way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity?  it’s got some wonderful ideas including the practice of ‘morning... 
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the art of patrón.

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i’ll admit it — i’m a bit of a bottle hoarder. i love saving beautiful bottles and upcycling them into pretty water carafes for serving at dinner parties, jars for fresh soups and salsas i’ve made, flower vases — you name it, i find a reason to reuse them. so when Patrón invited me to share their Art of Patrón Bottle Art Competition i thought,... 
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Studio Tour: Artist Emily Snyder.

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today we’re dropping in on talented L.A.-based multi-media artist emily Snyder. i was introduced to emily a few weeks ago at our neighborhood coffee spot, fix, by jihan (who essentially knows everyone) and was excited to get home and check out emily’s website. and to be quite honest, it blew me away — this artist is so prolific it’s hard to know... 
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unexpected guests: alix bluh.

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Today’s guest is jewelry maker Alix Bluh and she is the proprietress behind this hidden little gem in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond District. A standalone shop on one of the quietest streets in the city, Modern Relics is her studio and showroom filled with her handmade reliquary pieces and what she calls her “cabinet of curiosities”. It was a happy accident... 
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doodles.

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Ana Strumpf. i don’t know where i’ve been, but i’ve never seen these doodled magazine covers before — have you? i love the idea though and it reminds me a lot of when i used to doodle the hell outta my school notebooks and pee-chee folders. i was super into it and felt like if my notebook cover wasn’t cool, well then i just wasn’t cool!... 
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