Stenciled Boho Clutch

Stenciling on fabric!  If you have been following my Instagram feed you will know about the piece of fabric that my sister and I have been passing back and forth between us for decades. This fabric was bought at a dollar a yard shop when I was in college. Back then, if it was cotton …

Japanese Paper Arts Explained – Part Three – Chigiri E

  Chigiri E = ちぎり絵 Chigiri means to rip or tear + E meaning picture Chigiri E is a picture made out of pieces of torn washi paper. They are iconic illustrations of the Japanese traditional lifestyle, seasonal touchstones and people wearing traditional clothing. These days there are modern themes as well. Traditional Japanese paper …

Boho Boquet Art Journal Page

I love Gwen’s new stencils. I love her old stencils. I love the fact that she’ll probably have more stencils in the future. (I don’t have any inside information, but I can’t imagine a world in which this is not the case.) Not only do I love her stencils, but I love printing them on …

Slow Stitched Boho Bracelet

  It all started with this: A box of sari scraps from Gwen Lafleur. So beautiful. I have hoarded them for a while now, playing with them, mix and matching them. So beautiful that I was loath to cut them up and use them. I have long been wanting to make a cuff from them. …

Bohemian Cell Phone Case

Most of the clothes I own are devoid of pockets. This means that juggling a cell phone is an adventure. Finally, there seemed to be no other choice but than to make an over the shoulder bag to cart it about wherever life might lead. Well, if you are going to make a bag, why not …

Longing – An Art Journal Page

This journal spread was an expression of longing. “What are you longing for?” you might ask. What do we all long for? Longing for things that are past or improbable or somehow out of reach. The feeling is far from unique. The illustration I chose does not have to be interpreted as longing, but it …

Bohemian Flower Pot

Every spring I get excited about growing things. Fresh leaves. Plants at the grocery store, home repair store, roadside stands and sell everything discount shops. Every year I get the bug. Buy some plants. Well, that’s about it. So I am the least likely person you will ever ask to housesit your plants. Or manage your …

I See the Light – Handmade Paper Lanterns

Today I am over on the Arnold Grummer Papermaking Blog with a tutorial about making paper lanterns using handmade paper. Why handmade paper? The answer is simple. The light shines through the paper and makes a warm yet soft, romantic feel. It’s much like the light from a campfire without the mosquitos. Let’s get one …