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Hi my name is Dina. Each week I review contemporary arts, crafts and home design,

so you can find your own creative inspiration in the studio or at home.

Bending art, glass, science, nature and metal

Bending art, glass, science, nature and metal

When artists have a passion, they can bend, blend, blow and weld anything together. Combining techniques with lifelong vision, artists can reach into science and convert it into amazing art with sheer imagination and dedication to extraordinary craftsmanship. Kiva...

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Strong portraits in blue

Strong portraits in blue

These two artists have used entirely different approaches to creating these emotive portraits. Both use blue, both are close-up and personal, and both convey an emotive response at extreme ends of the scale .. from calm to hectic!   Sergio Fiorentino Sergio...

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Budapest’s creative Ruin Bars

Budapest’s creative Ruin Bars

The first city on my European artistic holiday was Budapest, a city also known for its Ruin Bars - pubs created in decaying post WW2 buildings. Clearly not found any where else in the world, my camera failed me for interior photos on my trip so these images are via...

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 Contemporary artist Charming Baker 

Weekly posts and feature artists

Jewelry by Soowon-Joo

 

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Art at home by Phillpot Interiors

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Today’s snapshot of unique craftsmanship

Today’s snapshot of unique craftsmanship

As per my usual weekend of browsing all things creative .. this post captures some of the wonderfully unique craftsmanship around us in the arts world today. Enjoy!                            ...

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That Creative Feeling is an artists blog for creative inspiration by Australian sculpture Dina Goebel.

In starting this blog I wanted to capture what feeds me as an artist and hopes it inspires you to give it a go!

About Dina

“Women are looking for alternate ways to express themselves and satisfy their creative needs but often don’t know where to begin.”

Dina Goebel 2007

This is exactly what motivates me … helping others feel inspired about art and craft in their home.

Most of the public have no confidence to even begin being an artist! This blog, established in 2012, aims to enable women to experience the joy of creative inspiration in their own homes by role modelling the artistic possibilities within everyone’s reach.

Generally my work has been nature based, my creative inspiration comes as a suburban householder concerned about our natural environment.

For 7 years I did work full time as an artist and will return to the studio after my corporate career. In the meantime my artistic expression has never left me, be it in this blog, renovating my home or creating and exploring my own artistic style. That is because,

I AM ALWAYS THE ARTIST, Dina

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Featuring my dream doll – Agnia by Olga Good

Featuring my dream doll – Agnia by Olga Good

I wish I could afford this beautiful porcelain doll with all its amazing silver and precious stones jewelry. This doll is called Agnia and is by Estonian artist Olga Good. Olga explains the story which insprires Agnia: "Agnia is an amazon of Scythians, her tribe has...

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Butterfly Dreams now available in Black

You have provided some awesome feedback with the Butterfly Dreams series so I went ahead and created Butterfly Dreams in Black for you. You can order these items and more from my Cafepress or Society6 stores. Enjoy! Butterfly Dreams in Black by Dina    ...

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More creative inspiration

Bending art, glass, science, nature and metal

When artists have a passion, they can bend, blend, blow and weld anything together. Combining techniques with lifelong vision, artists can reach into science and convert it into amazing art with sheer imagination and dedication to extraordinary craftsmanship. Kiva...

read more

Strong portraits in blue

These two artists have used entirely different approaches to creating these emotive portraits. Both use blue, both are close-up and personal, and both convey an emotive response at extreme ends of the scale .. from calm to hectic!   Sergio Fiorentino Sergio...

read more

Budapest’s creative Ruin Bars

The first city on my European artistic holiday was Budapest, a city also known for its Ruin Bars - pubs created in decaying post WW2 buildings. Clearly not found any where else in the world, my camera failed me for interior photos on my trip so these images are via...

read more

Featuring my dream doll – Agnia by Olga Good

I wish I could afford this beautiful porcelain doll with all its amazing silver and precious stones jewelry. This doll is called Agnia and is by Estonian artist Olga Good. Olga explains the story which insprires Agnia: "Agnia is an amazon of Scythians, her tribe has...

read more

How you can become an artist by starting at home

Over the years I have been asked how do you become an artist? Or I dont have a creative bone in my body, I wish I did! After teaching over 5000 new to art mature age students, here are a few tips I have shared on how you can become an artist at any stage of your life....

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Enjoying all things creatively eclectic

With no theme in mind, I have collated a lovely eclectic mix of creativity. A wonderful way to enjoy a Saturday evening with a glass of red wine and enjoying some of the beautiful creations available around the world!              ...

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Fantasy doll chairs and costumes

After many years hiatus from creating art, I have returned to an original passion of mine .. creating fantasy furniture. However in this time of my life it is now fantasy doll chairs, costumes, accessories and furniture. Recently I stumbled across ball joint dolls...

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Was Art Deco the last stand?

Was Art Deco the last stand for artists, when society still maintained respect of the craftsman and their contribution to everyday objects, architecture and the skills required? Art Deco was definitely a period of celebrating luxury which equated to artisan designed...

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My new doll, Kyeema

This is my newest bjd (ball joint doll) member, Kyeema, which is an aboriginal name for 'of the dawn'. I love this name as she is a strong earthy girl with an almost edgy grunge .. yet everyday a unique beauty! She is a 1/4 sized (that is 1/4 of a human, about 36cm...

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Painting the ordinary

Marise Maas is an Australian artist who's works are about the ordinary. An unusual topic and her style is almost naive and super simplistic in design. What makes painting the ordinary extraordinary is her ability to create a story within a simple crayon-like image. I...

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Seeing art with a first world lens

It never ceases to amaze me how our outer environment and activities motivate our inner creative self! For me, seeing art through a first world lens often leads me into the world of pretty .. it is not a conscious decision but one my inner self is most at peace with,...

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Spiritual and shamanic art

While at the Seven Sisters festival last month I did see some spiritual and shamanic styled art, while not my personal style there is undoubtedly a grand purpose and audience seeking ways to mediate and find a zone of deeper introspection. Looking a these artforms...

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