Monday, June 16, 2014

It's a blog hop

A couple weeks ago the lovely Abi from Creative Paper Dreams invited me to take part in a blog hop. More precisely, a blog hop about creativity. Which is sort of my favorite topic. So of course i said yes! What's a blog hop you say? Well it's like a super cool chain reaction where one blog lead you to another that then leads you to another and so on. The best part? You get to discover amazing blog and people who might live on the other side of the world but thinks like you and share your passions. The funny part? It was actually through another sort of blog hop (a swap in fact) that i first discovered Abi's blog (thanks to the also very lovely Sian!) It sorts of feel like we've came full circle right? Awesome, let's start!

So like i said, the blog post is about our creative style, and this is what i have to say about mine :)

What am I working on? 
Probably way too many things. But a desk covered by paper and felt and a bedroom full on wool is in fact just a normal day for me. I started knitting this winter, mostly because i was sick, very bored and couldn't find my favorite hat. So i decided to knit one. The thing i hadn't expected was the huge creative boost that followed. Six months later, i'm still knitting like the crazy lady that i am (those are my friends' exact words), but also got into crochet, want to start sewing my own clothes and am playing with pretty papers again. 
What i am most excited about is my new Craft 25 project which i announced here on the blog last week. It's all about having fun, finding what i am the best at and love the most, and most importantly, making things with my hands. I am currently working on project 1 and that big pile of wool is how it started. I think the next 300 and so days are going to be awesome!

2. Why do I create what I do?
I don't know if you can tell from this blog, but i am sort of a shy person. An introvert as the personality tests say. Being creative, making things, is the way i express myself best. Every single thing i create has a little piece of me inside and everytime i share it here on with my friends, i also share a little bit about me.
Also, I spend an insane number of hours watching movies and tv shows every week, and i like to keep my hands busy while watching. Mostly so i don't feel too guilty i guess ;). But really, making things is really really fun. And can make you feel like you are not just one in 7 billion.

3. How does my creative process work?
Actually, without realizing it i answered that question a few days ago while working on my 52 weeks of art journaling album. I was gluing pretty photos of my knitting project and then added 3 words: DREAM. MAKE. REPEAT. Here it is, my creative process. Which is also my life process if we're being honest. The dreaming part i am excellent at. Always have been. Then Pinterest was created and the dreaming reached a whole new level. Honestly, there's no way if you have wi-fi not to find inspiration. Most of the time, there's even too much, right? Then i start making things. plural. Working on just one thing is not in my genes. I am basically like a 3 year old who needs a new activity every hour. I think it's ok, as long as you can handle the mess. Messy is fun :)

Talking about messy, i was sort of supposed to email 3 other bloggers to invite them to take part in the blog hop. And i sort of forgot. So I thought we could do something else instead. Like you could leave a comment telling me you also love talking nonsense about creativity and would like to join the blog hop.
Honestly i love reading about creativity as much as i love to make things, so i the entire blogosphere wanted to join in the fun, that would be awesome. What do you think?


  1. A very enjoyable read. I was thinking about YOU this weekend: bought some new October Afternoon Public Library and some of the pictures lead TSO to suggest I made a page about our love of Moonrise Kingdom. Which is of course entirely down to you :)

  2. Although we are years apart in age, the description of your creative process could be copied and pasted onto my blog! It's perfect, and if you don't mind, I think the Dream, Create, Repeat phrase may show up in my newest creative endeavor--art journaling.

    1. definitely don't mind :)
      hope you'll share your journal so i can check it out!!

  3. I love this post Lea! I was really excited to read your post when I saw that Abi had nominated you too :) It's lovely to get to know a bit more about your creative process and what you're up to at the moment. I can't wait to see what you make with that pile of wool, Craft 25 is such a brilliant idea :)
    P.S. Your piece about 'why do you create what you do' is so similar to my feelings on creativity! xxx

  4. I've been enjoying this hop here and there lately and reading about your creative process was interesting. I've already played along last week otherwise I'd be happy to answer your call ;)

  5. Thank you for joining in Lea. I love that huge pile of wool. Beautiful. can't wait to see what you make with it! xxx