Author Archives: Kristiina Anderson

Take Five

Last weeks prompt was super hard for me. To recap from the newsletter, the prompt was to listen to Take Five by Dave Brubeck with your eyes closed and your sketchbook or journal in hand. Then when it’s over, open your eyes and go… create! This method usually works extremely well for me with classical…Continue Reading

First Love

I’m not always sure how my brain works the way it does. But some how the prompt “First Love” led to a dodo bird. When I was a kid, I used to love to go to the library and read books about extinct and endangered animals. They fascinated me completely. I would even write reports…Continue Reading

DIY Rope Clutch Preview

Next weeks tutorial is going to be how to make a DIY Rope Clutch like the one above. As I was creating this tutorial, I realized that I knit in a funky way. I was taught to knit by my Finnish grandmother and apparently it’s different from how American’s knit. So, start by gathering your…Continue Reading

At Home

Last Sunday’s prompt was “At Home”. It was kind of a funny prompt for me because I’ve been out of town for the last 3 days in San Francisco. But sometimes the best way to be inspired about home is when you are away from it. I wasn’t able to bring my paints to San…Continue Reading

How to Vomit

When I was in high school, my debate coach introduced me to one of my favorite creativity exercises to date. She called it vomiting. It’s not the prettiest terminology but it makes sense. I promise. The idea is that you start writing about whatever topic and just keep going. Even if you run out of…Continue Reading

DIY Bandana Necklace

I’m a big fan of jewelry that looks like clothing. The first piece of metalsmithed jewelry that I ever made was actually a brass peter pan collar. It took 3 weeks to make. When I saw Isabel Marant’s bandana inspired necklace, I knew it I had to make one, it was much quicker than the…Continue Reading