the anti journal

I got this awesome Anti Journal from a friend for Christmas.  So what is anti journaling? Apparently it is “a route to creative discovery, a way of seeing things differently — it’s journaling outside the box”.  Whatever. That’s enough philosophy for today. It’s not as if I need an excuse or encouragement to a) journal, b) get my creative juices …

DIY cubital tunnel syndrome splint

the condition Lately I have developed a bout of self-diagnosed cubital tunnel syndrome that is making me mad. It started with a vague tingling in my pinky and ring fingers, progressing to a slight ache in those extremities over the course of several years. A few months ago it graduated to a near-constant pain that runs from the inside of my …

Arabesque, Arabic art and other beautiful squiglygoos

A few days ago I received a link from a friend that reminded me again of another form of art that I love: arabesque. Copied shamelessly from CreativeRoots: “Arabesque is an artistic motif that is characterised by the application of repeating geometric forms and fancifully combined Arabic calligraphy.” These particular images were created by Muhammad Abdulmateen and each feature a …