Our own 2015 Creativity Quotes Desk Calender

Hey everyone,

Hope you had a great start this year!

And with the start of a new year, everyone has resolutions, plans and goals and of course a desk calendar to keep track of everything. I always make a fuss when choosing the right calendar, after all, you’ll be looking at it a whole year.

To complete goals I need motivation, it keeps me focused on what I have to do and I often use quotes for that. So I thought, why not make my own calender with all the ingredients that I love!

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I’m a graphic designer and always wanted to do things my own way, so I did my first tryout this year, it’s not perfect yet, but it’s a great start. To celebrate my mini achievement I did a give away on my Facebook page! You can click on the link to see all about it, the giveaway promo and the winners with their favorite quotes. I hope you like it:

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This is the idea:

  • It had to be colorful, I love colors!
  • The main theme had to be “creativity”
  • All the used quotes related to be creative
  • And it had to be “edgy”
  • Putting all the months in a row, you can see the word “creativity” spelled in gold throughout the calendar.

And here are all the quotes I used:


“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ― Maya Angelou

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ― Pablo Picasso

“The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.” ― Pablo Picasso

“Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources” ― Albert Einstein

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ― Albert Einstein

“Creativity takes courage. ” ― Henri Matisse

“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

“I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking” ― Albert Einstein

“Doors are for people with no imagination.” ― Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

“You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.” ― Albert Einstein


Remember to click on my Facebook page to see the winners with their favorite quotes.

Till next time!

Being natural means just being you event

Hi Teacups,

We were offered a great opportunity to participate at an event called “Being Natural means just Being You“. We had a great time selling some of our accessories by Calabazeria and Crafty Teacups, meeting new people and especially learning new things about natural hair care.

Our booth was well visited and we had some great people signing up to follow the blog.

Thanks to all the new followers, we had a total of 19 subscriptions.

Our Booth

Our Booth!

And as we had promised for that night, we had an incentive for a lucky new follower.

Using Excel’s random number picker to pick a number between 1 and 19 we found the lucky winner, which is…

Winner of our price!

Winner of our price!

s.martis@chb.an

Congratulations!

You have won a NAFls. 25,- coupon to be used with any purchase or order you place with Crafty Teacups.

We will contact you for the details of our price.

Thank you all for signing up and keep following us for updates, have a blessed week,

Make something!

Walking 2gether

For the wonderful project of Walking 2gether my friend, Frouwkje Smit asked me to write a piece on what the project meant to me and I stated this:

Walking 2gether

Walking 2gether was the breakthrough of spontaneous public art exhibitions I was always longing for.
For years I was craving to see artists making their art a public exhibition where the community can be a part of it. It’s usual to go somewhere (gallery or museum) to appreciate art. The “ordinary” person doesn’t choose to go and appreciate art, because they were never confronted with it, neither have they been brought up with it. More so; it has always been seen as an activity for the “elite” and something of vanity which has no significance because one could not make a living of it anyway. Furthermore it has been categorized as “rubbish” by naïve individuals because of lack of understanding and the ability to grasp and appreciate it.
While art can do so much for a person it has also been neglected and even denied by some because of its ability to trigger emotions and/or formulate opinions in one self, especially by men.
What I have come to notice is that art becomes so much part of one’s live that if excluded you will just be alive instead of living life. And this is what art does for me, much more when done spontaneously and freely.
When I think about the Walking 2gether project the strongest saying that comes to my mind is: “It’s alright!” All the shoe types describe a certain path I, my community, this island, have been walking for years, growing up, falling down, stumbling and yet: we keep on going forward. It shows me that as long as you are walking, it’s ok. One thing we should shun is standing still or renounce. Any positive direction you take, any path you walk leads to somewhere. If we walk we can reach our goals.

Nathaly Martina