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- Cactus Craft Round-Up: DIY Clay, Paper and Felt Cactuses
- How to Discover Your Passion: Ask Yourself the Million Dollar Question
- Making Zentiles: A Zentangle Project
- A Quick Start Guide to Zentangles
- Dear Martha Stewart – Thank You for the possibilities
- Pysanky Roundup: Resources and Inspiration
- Visiting St. Kitts: Inspiration and Artistry
- Daily Rituals by Mason Curry – Lessons Learned from How Artists Work
- Making a God’s Eye – Revisiting the Camp Classic
- Creative Exploration – The Cricket Loom
Category Archives: Creative Exploration
If you follow The Midnight Creative on Pinterest, you’re probably aware I’m slightly Cactus obsessed. Contemporary renditions of this desert plant are full of colour, texture and whimsy.
I’m having a 40th Birthday Fiesta this weekend, so I thought I would try my hand at making some potted polymer clay cactuses.
These colorful gems are particularly low maintenance when they’re in clay, paper or felt form. Want to make your own cactus garden? I’ve created a cactus craft round-up to get your ideas sprouting.
- Clay Cactuses | The Party Parade
- Cactus Ring Holder | Collectively Christine
- Polymer Clay Cactus Inspiration | JooJoo
- Clay Cactus Garden | Inspired by Charm
- DIY Cactus Plants | The Crafted Sparrow
- DIY Paper Christmas Cactus | The House That Lars Built
- Four Paper Succulents | Lia Griffith
- Crepe Paper Cactus Plants | Lia Griffith
- DIY Cactus Plants | Avanti Morocha
- DIY Felt Cacti | Garden Therapy
- Felt Cactus Craft | Benzie Design
- Needle Felt Cactus | Make & Fable
- Felt Cactus Pincushion | Lia Griffith
- Cactus Pincushion | A Beautiful Mess
What’s inspiring you lately?
First came magnetic poetry, now I introduce you to its cousin – what I am calling – “zentiles.” The concept for this zentangle project stemmed from two other undertakings:
If you follow me on Instagram, you may recall when I created a sticky doodles for the month of February. These were simply doodles on sticky notes that I then put on my wall to create a doodle collage. Around this time I also decided to create a blog post about zentangles. This brought to mind my notebook of zentangle patterns. Insert here: cherubic song and rays of sunshine streaming upon my head. Or in other words, those two ideas melded in my mind to form a zentangle collage made of magnetic tiles.
I will keep adding to mine I’m sure – the more combinations the better. For zentangle artists and enthusiasts out there, I think this would also make a great reference idea. Instead of a notebook to flip through, you could have an at-a-glance magnetic board covered in zentangle patterns.
What connections are you making between your ideas?