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 …

Traditional vs. Bohemian Reversible Pincushion

When Gwen came out with her new line of stencils I immediately fell in love with the Boho Circle Collection. I chose the Boho Star Circle Stencil. I immediately thought of making a pincushion. The pattern lent itself to the project and I discovered I needed a new pincushion. As they say, “necessity is the mother of …

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 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 …

Friendship Book

This friendship book is something that I have needed for a long time but didn’t know it. It will be a place that will keep the many treasured tags, ATCs, notes, index cards, words of encouragement collected from, you guessed it, friends. Like an autograph book for the internet age. This project has come together by …

Bohemian Paper Vase

I’ve been taken with the beautiful paper vases that grace the origami scene for quite some time. While I admire that stark esthetic of rice paper and black or indigo ink, anyone who has been visiting this blog won’t be surprised to know that I just couldn’t follow the trend. Mine vase was going to …

Reversible Boho Necklace – for the Artist Tribe

A reversible boho necklace to wear with more things than you would at first imagine. I’ve always wanted a statement piece like this one. What a surprise to me that it was easy and well within my reach to make myself.  I know you can make one too. If you do, send me a note …