Wondering what to draw next?

1000 Things to Draw is here to help! It’s a drawing idea generator dreamed up by Amy of Pikaland. Think of it as a random number generator for your creative side. Naturally, you could take these random pairings and create any number of things from them. (The spark of a story, a pattern, a song…whatever it is you make.) It definitely succeeds in helping to spark your brain in strange new directions. Be forewarned: it is not for those who {Read More}

4 Dollhouse/ Miniature Quilts to Swoon Over

I’ve been dreaming of a tiny, soft, colorful Blythe/Chickenpants sized quilt. Here’s a few of the tutorials I’ve stumbled over so far: This brilliant tutorial by This Little Dollhouse has the brilliant idea to use a tiny craft hole punch to make cuts: Sadly not a tutorial, but this tiny quilt uses 431 3/8″ hexagons. Completely amazing. I would love to make something like this someday. For something a bit different, this raw edge applique tutorial by Aneela Hoey is {Read More}

Let’s Get Small.

***While I get settled in after this ginormous move, I’m reposting some of my favorites from Chickenpants.com. So, uh, there.*** Since I’ve apparently made August Mini Month, I think I’ll just keep the ball of obsessiveness rolling and share with you a few of my very favorite minis. NO WAIT, don’t run! Want to get a peek into a mind overrun by collecting tiny things? You’ll never see one on Hoarders. Our hoards are too small. Therefore, our obsessions always {Read More}

Inspiration! The Summer of No Pants

★☆★☆★☆Pssst! There’s still time! Be sure to leave a comment on the Pug Pattern giveaway post: http://www.absolutelysmall.com/blog/2011/05/12/pug-pattern-and-giveaway/ Now back to the post.★☆★☆★☆ While I was pregnant with Olive, I discovered the joy of wearing casual dresses. I’ve never been a dress girl, but holy cow! A dress is the perfect thing to wear. One piece! Cool and breezy! Also, pretty! And! They hide post baby bumps magnificently! Imagine my sadness at no longer fitting into said mumus, and trying to {Read More}

Visual Caffeine

There is a thin line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line. -Oscar Levant Photo by Jim Crossley Your turn! Do you have a quote or a photo that you think would make a good Visual Caffeine post? Email me using the Contact tab above!

Annnnnd deep breath.

I get so frustrated with myself for not being able to do as much as I could pre-baby. A productive day now just means that I was able to get a shower. I was feeling a little down on myself about this when I found this quote on a sticky note: “Children are gone before you know it.  I would advise artist parents to remember that their work is always there, ready to be resumed, but those first few years {Read More}

Visual Caffeine

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. -Colette Your turn! Do you have a quote or a photo that you think would make a good Visual Caffeine post? Email me using the Contact tab above!

10 Fantastic Creativity Quotes

1. While most people in the arts think they have to be constantly looking forward to be edgy and creative….the real secret of creativity is to go back and remember. -Twyla Tharp 2. Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work. -Rita Mae Brown 3. Anyone can do anything with a million dollars. Look at Disney. But it takes more than money to make something out of nothing, and look at the fun I {Read More}

Visual Caffeine

Moderation in all things- including moderation. -Jaques Pepin Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt Your turn! Do you have a quote or a photo that you think would make a good Visual Caffeine post? Email me using the Contact tab above!

Visual Caffeine

Genius is not a possession of the limited few, but exists in some degree in everyone. Where there is natural growth, a full and free play of faculties, genius will manifest itself. -Robert Henri Photo by Bryan Rosengrant Your turn! Do you have a quote or a photo that you think would make a good Visual Caffeine post? Email me using the Contact tab above!