Category for Creative Inspiration

Travel Journal: A Day at Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

I’ll never forget our perfect day hanging out on famed Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. It was winter time, yet the sunny, mid-seventy degree (fahrenheit) weather would suggest otherwise. We took a metro train

Inspired by the Cotswolds, England

I still remember visiting the Cotswolds, England like it was yesterday. We stayed in the most charming hotel in Lower Slaughter, called The Slaughters Country Inn (formerly Washbourne Court Hotel after the family who

Creative Travel: Capturing the Look of a Neighborhood – A Walk Down Grand Ave, South San Francisco (incl Free Printable Coloring Page)

Trying to capture a neighborhood or location with a few simple drawings can sometimes feel like a daunting task! Take any given neighborhood, from residential to downtown and it’s easy to become overwhelmed by

Travel Story – Cabins of Lake Tahoe

One of my favorite things to do when I’m in Tahoe is to take long walks. Walks along the lakeside are amazing, but I also love to wander in and out of the neighborhoods

At Home Creative Adventures: Be a Naturalist for a Day (plus Free Printable Journal)

Nature is all around us, whether it is in your backyard, in a park, in the country, or even on your balcony in the city! Be a naturalist for a day and head outside

At Home Creative Adventures: Create a Landscape Painting Inspired by Van Gogh

Needing some culture or creative inspiration, but not wanting to leave the house? Museums around the world offer virtual tours of their collection to offer you colorful inspiration for days! Today, I virtually traveled

The Only Art on the Go Supply You Need

The simplest art on the go supply you really need is a pen and a small sketchbook! It can be a black pen, ballpoint pen, or even a marker! A black pen and a

At Home Creative Adventures: Learn French and Make a Doodle Word Book

Doodle your way to learning a new language by making a mini-book filled with foreign words to learn. Think of all the possibilities! You could make one of these before each trip to familiarize

How to Make a Mini-Journal or Sketchbook

I’m a huge fan of mini things– especially sketchbooks and journals. The big blank page staring in front of you becomes much less intimidating when it is smaller! Below is one of the most

At Home Creative Adventures: Take Out Sushi Collage

Celebrate your favorite take out food with this creative collage exercise! Everyday Creative Adventures at Home: Take Out Sushi Collage by Betsy Beier This may look a lot more complicated than it actually is, but don’t