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.
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
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
Weekends are such a beautiful time for me to browse all things creative and relaxing. With a clear head, no purpose in mind, I just meander the www and collect wonderful creative images that inspire me. Looking at today's collection tells me I am enjoying all things...read more
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...read more
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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...read more
Have you ever wondered what living with an artist is like? Well in my first-hand experience, they not only like to showcase their own art but also collect other people's art as well! It lends to a colorful and interesting home which is usually well decorated in a...read more
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!
“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.
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
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...
That Creative Shop
That Creative Shop has curated a selection of artist designed limited edition prints, products and unique art pieces. Some are sold via our Amazon store, others are direct from TCF or the artist. Not only does our range change regularly but we...read more
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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...read more
Continuing my theme of traditional women crafts this week is the weaving of beautiful baskets. True its not always traditionally female but so often the basket itself symbolizes the female form and the womb .. its incredible ability to envelope and nurture as a its...read more
Last weekend I discovered a new yet very old artform .. felt making. Apparently felt is one of the oldest methods of making fabric. Maybe it came from early cave man days using wool wrapped in hides as some primitive form of shoe - the compressed wool became very...read more
I really wanted my Enchanted Doll Surrea to be a RED from Australia and a series of costumes to reflect not only how beautiful she is but how beautiful my homeland is. This costume is inspired by the beaches, but rather than the hot bright sunny beach I have opted for...read more
This weeks collection is a cluster of eye-catching artists, both young and old, who's work is successfully exhibiting in galleries globally. All of them have developed unique distinctive styles, they are largely heavy with color, bordering on surrealistic themes and...read more
What is there not to love about modern jewelry! Its personal, eclectic, wearable, creative, memorable and allows you to stamp your own personality. You can wear all your favorite gems - all at once or in clusters. You can wear your favorite precious metal or two or...read more
It's a bit quirky but these artists caught my eye for their fun and creative works capturing our best friends at home .. cats and dogs. Jason Mc Groarty ”This is my cat Hummus. When she was very young she was diagnosed with Feline Leukemia. She is unable to play...read more
I think its called fashion art and I can see why. I just haven't got my head around it actually being art and not just fashion .. so I have done a bit of research and gathered the following views: "You might call it decorative or applied art as opposed to fine art,...read more
This month has seen some terrific new releases in the sculptural space. Life-size animals, humans, lego and gardens are bringing art to the public in large scale! Museo Atlantico - a new underwater museum in Lanzarote, Spain. Jason deCaires Taylor installs the first...read more
Argentine artist Alexandra Kehayoglou crafts wool rugs as unique works of art using a hand-tufting process that takes several months to complete. The rugs imitate miniature pastures and meadows incorporating their textured, multicolor terrains. Each rug is made from...read more
When you are in the mood for surreal beauty, you cant go past the dreamy images from Brooke Shaden. This contemporary artist brings together the surreal dreaminess of goddesses mingled with moody story boards. She brings her vision to life with unique photography and...read more
I have just discovered Australian street artist Guido van Helten, however his work is definitely more art than street! These beautiful building-sized portraits capture the very essence of the local community and convert the ugly into the beautiful which exists beyond...read more