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Adri's Palette

Hi, I’m Adri.

I am an artist/craftswoman who finds a creative outlet from everyday life in the arts. This blog is a diary of sorts of my crafty journey.

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Porto on my mind

As I look out the window dark clouds are gathering over the pristine sky. The weatherman says fall is here and heavy rains are imminent. And yet I don't want to let go of the bright sun, the long, warm... Continue Reading →

Plein air drawing, a kit and my plain simple verdict

The idea of plein air painting and drawing... all right, plein air anything has fascinated me for a long time. I have seen (and envied) painters who just go out and face the elements, take in the real experience and... Continue Reading →

"Sometimes we have to risk going too far, otherwise we risk losing everything." Romesh Gunesekera, Heaven’s Edge.

Is it a Skip or a Quack?

Last Friday my Dad showed up unexpected and asked if I could do him a tiny bit of a favor. He asked if I could draw him a little sign for a charity event he would host the next day.... Continue Reading →

The reading girl

If you have been reading this blog for a while you'll know that I love reading. Love, love, LOVE reading! You might have heard me rave about specific books (like Petrosyan's The Grey House or García Márquez' A Hundred Years... Continue Reading →

Recycling, upcycling and partying

One of the things I love about the English language is its fluidity, its inventiveness, its hunger for the new. I feel that it is that language which organically moves, dances with the speaker and not in the moldy rooms... Continue Reading →

Rat bookmark

I had this weird sensation while working on this rat bookmark. I felt like I was bouncing up and down a seesaw. Sometimes I found the project exhilarating, something I did not want to put down. Other times I definitely... Continue Reading →

Testing the rat

If you'd ask me what is the hardest thing about designing a new pattern I'd tell you its figuring out how that piece of flat thing you are holding in your hand is going to turn into something 3D. Oh,... Continue Reading →

What’s all the fuzz about?

Recently I started noticing that a lot of the felt objects, ornaments that I made started to look worn. They look dirty and the contour of the designs themselves distorted. Upon closer inspection I realized, however, that it is not... Continue Reading →

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