Inspiration: Our Favorite Instagram Accounts Featuring Detroit (and Elsewhere in Michigan)
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Inspiration: Our Favorite Instagram Accounts Featuring Detroit (and Elsewhere in Michigan)

As you probably know, around these parts, we love Detroit fiercely. The city is exciting and inspiring, not to mention sprawling. Happily for all of us, though, there are lots of folks on Instagram documenting what’s good. Detroit Happenings: March 8th- @acronymcreative ・・・
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Inspiration: Essential Instagram Accounts about Art, Photography, & Creativity
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Inspiration: Essential Instagram Accounts about Art, Photography, & Creativity

We’ve already shared some of our favorite art-focused blogs, but today seemed like a good day to share a peek at our social media list. Who doesn’t need a little more beauty in their day, in between shots of their friends’ plates, pop culture memes, and endless sponsored posts? Here are some of our favorite…

The eternal to-do list: Pinterest dessert ideas
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The eternal to-do list: Pinterest dessert ideas

Perusing my oldest Pinterest pins (on a Saturday night! How exciting!), I noticed how when I joined 5 years ago, I tended to only pin foods that were kind of kitschy-creative. And desserts. They were all desserts. Some early highlights: Sources: Wizard of Oz cupcake Lego mini-cakes–original source disappeared Tetris Brownies Nutter Butter Snowmen Gingerbread…

Blogs I Read about Art
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Blogs I Read about Art

Do you need to nourish your art-loving soul? Take a peek at my current Feedly “ART” category for some inspiration! Artwork of the Day from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Brain Pickings: (OK, maybe not strictly art, but art-adjacent, and well-illustrated.) British Museum blog Colossal Cool Hunting Creative Something Explodingdog Martin Klasch Shorpy Historic Picture…

Material Monday: Stocking the stash with Fabric Mart bundles
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Material Monday: Stocking the stash with Fabric Mart bundles

If you’re one of those brave souls willing to shop online for fabric, you’ve probably come across Fabric Mart. Not only do they have a nice selection of fabrics at very reasonable prices (and frequent sales), they have something awesome for those who like a gamble: bundles. It’s a surprise assortment of fabrics (fashion or…

Inspiration: Jane Austen Adaptations
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Inspiration: Jane Austen Adaptations

It’s amazing how many creative minds have taken Jane Austen’s brilliant Regency-era novels and re-imagined them on film. Below is an ever-increasing list of period adaptations, modern reworkings, and films about Jane herself and “Janeite” culture, ranked by my own arbitrary criteria. Northanger Abbey The novel was written circa 1798-99, although it was finally published…

Friday Food: Vegan Slow Cooker Sweet Potato & Black Bean Soup
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Friday Food: Vegan Slow Cooker Sweet Potato & Black Bean Soup

Vegan Slow Cooker Sweet Potato & Black Bean Soup (adapted from Everyday Reading and Kalyn’s Kitchen) Serves 4-6 1 t coconut oil ½ t ground cumin ½ t chili powder ½ t black pepper 1 t minced garlic 1/4 c chopped kale 1½ cups dried black beans, rinsed (or 3 cans black beans, drained and rinsed)…

Hello world, indeed
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Hello world, indeed

Hello, everyone! I’m an early adopter of WordPress (I jumped from LiveJournal to WP with no Blogger/Blogspot in between), and I usually never leave the “Hello, World” post up. But, hey, why not? I’ve been meaning to start this blog for a long time. I plan to document any creative efforts that I undertake, as…