Looking for some creative inspiration?

Hi my name is Dina. Each month 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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Contemporary arts and crafts

 Contemporary artist Charming Baker 

Weekly posts and feature artists

Jewelry by Soowon-Joo

Modern home design and decor

Art at home by Phillpot Interiors

Browse, Craft 'n' Chat

Screen print by street artists Miss Bugs

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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!                                 Always the artist...

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The coolest creative shelves

The coolest creative shelves

How cool are these creative shelves! I adore the fact that the love of books and reading can blend with interior design and creative inspiration. So next time you are looking for a statement piece for your home, consider creating a unique bookshelf from materials as...

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Sharing Creative inspiration

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

“Women are looking for alternate ways to express themselves and satisfy their creative needs but often don’t know where to begin. In starting this blog I wanted to capture what feeds me as an artist and hopes it inspires you to give it a go!”  Dina Goebel 2007

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Creating miniature Victorian lights for ball joint dolls

Creating miniature Victorian lights for ball joint dolls

My home decor passions include chairs and lighting, so I decided to try creating lights for my ball joint doll collection. What I discovered was that I could create unique, miniature Victorian lampshades suitable for 1:4 scale dolls and used many of the craftsman...

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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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How you can become an artist by starting at home

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

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!                                 Always the artist...

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Saturday morning and enjoying beautiful glass art

Saturday morning and enjoying beautiful glass art

To this day I still enjoying browsing glass art more than most other art-forms. I think its a skill I could never even attempt, requires so much training and mastery and knowledge of the medium .. simply breathtaking. This is my collection over the past 2 weeks of...

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Saturday morning and browsing beautiful art

Saturday morning and browsing beautiful art

Some days it is just enough to soak in all the beautiful art being created. I have been spending my week painting my beautiful Enchanted Doll so my browsing has been drawn to the relaxed arts. Enjoy!                                           Always the artist...

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Take our poll about Christmas art

Take our poll about Christmas art

Is Christmas art kitsch or inspiring? I was curious how artists were fairing in creating wondrous Christmas themed art. Yet despite my best Saturday morning browsing - Christmas art yielded very few quality items! Was I missing something in my browsing technique? Once...

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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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Giving my dolls a gothic style

Giving my dolls a gothic style

I had a local doll show to attend with a younger crowd so I aimed to set my doll family with a more gothic look. It was fun trying a whole new colorway and move away from my recent fairyland theme. Unique OOAK Glass Doll Coffin by Dina. Finished in a durable hard...

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Talarah, my new porcelain ball joint doll

Talarah, my new porcelain ball joint doll

Well my long wait is over (thanks to delays in customs!) and my lovely 13"girl Talarah has arrived. Talarah is a local word meaning 'fresh rain'. I custom ordered her from Maryna Skubenko of Wee Lucky Charms after seeing her porcelain sculpt Angel Eyes on ebay earlier...

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