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favourite flickr finds

My creation, originally uploaded by tanisalexis.

It’s been awhile since I shared any posts of inspiring images so here you go..please click on the image above to get more information (and more links!) to these incredible creative people.

I have run behind on everything and my intention is to share some thoughts for the coming holidays/new year with you. let’s make a prayer to the blog gods that it works out in our favour, hey?  🙂

also, a hello and welcome! to my new subscribers from the rikrak studio blog! http://rikrakstudio.blogspot.com/

I hope you enjoy your visit! not always too chatty around here, but I do try my best to share, share, and share some more.


oh, and have I mentioned to everybody that I am dreaming of creating more tutorials and fun projects for all of us to do together, in the new year? yeah. I am.

lots of love and big hugs. have a really nice day, okay?
xo t


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oh creative goodness!

Not so many blog posts around here I admit, and I have many, numerous, unavoidable excuses. None worth repeating here, as it will wind up sounding a little bit lame and very repetative. I don’t get to create quite enough in this new mommyhood I am enjoying.

The thing is, there are slots of time reserved for myself as the wee one naps but I usually find myself under a pile of housework, or worse, procrastinating about projects to do. Since it seems once I get elbow deep in a project, the wee one wakes up, and I have to leave the half-finished mess for later. A wee bit disheartening to say the least. My artistic muse is NOT impressed by this. I have to tell ‘it’ that there is another baby in the house now. hahaha.

I will get over it of course, once things are back in order here in this disaster of a house… but I do find time to peruse artwork of all sorts by so many amazing talents around the internet.

Flickr.com never ceases to amaze me in the vastness of visual eye candy.

Click on the picture above to take you to the original posting on my flickr photostream..most of the artists are connected there, and you can follow those little pathways into a whole universe of great creative work…down the rabbit hole we go!

thanks so much for being patient with me, until I find some balance and a NEW HOME this Summertime (which equals= MORE SPACE!) this will surely help in the total organization of my life and my family’s life.

Best wishes to you and see you soon!

p.s. Ok, I’m not being completely honest about my creative time. I have been cooking lots, and hope to post about that soon. It seems I can lose myself quite well in the kitchen, and knowing that eating is a neccessity, drives me to create delicious healty and wholesome meals for my little family.


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new blog series – ‘the good people’

Hahaha! For lack of a better phrasing I have come up with the above as the title of a new blog post series I plan on executing for the next few weeks.

Let’s introduce the new series here at Tanis Alexis’ blog;

The Good People”

I am often inspired by many a creative person online. The internet and particularily places like flickr.com are dreams for me to swim through as I vicariously live through hundreds of thousands of creative people who are so bold as to post their works online. I get to be witness to collaborations in art and lifestyles in so many inspiring lives. it is golden. I am grateful.

So to return my gratitude and to share with the world, I’ve contacted the first of many friends, acquaintances and strangers to see if they would be interested in answering a couple of my weird questions for your reading pleasure, right here, on this very blog. I’ve also asked permissions to borrow their photos off their flickr photostreams.

So be prepared to be inspired (i hope.)!!!!! These people are unique in their own right, and have such treasured qualities within them. I hope you feel the same way I do and I am sure we all look forward to reading your feedback.

So, let’s start with my promise to those who have taken the time to send me their thoughts, and try my own hand at this little questionaire I wrote up for the good people:

Tell me what you do, who you are, and the area you are located: I am a woman. I am a mixed media artist. I am in Vancouver, Canada. I live, love, laugh and create things with my 2 hands.  

What lights your creative fire?  Music! a moving beat, poetic lyrics, something I can sing to.  A new perspective or idea. Seeing creative people do what they love. Sunshine. New materials. An idea I must execute. 


Do you collect/hoard anything? Recycled materials – objects that I hope will have a renewed life. Paper. Wool & fibres. Recipes. Old department store catalogues. (from 1900’s to 1970’s) Art! I’ve amassed a collection of little things without really trying.


List some of the things that make you happy:

The love of my life, my friends..

objects? good food. white objects. bowls. pots. baskets. vessels. secret street art. brickwalls. old houses & buildings. things most people don’t notice.


sounds? brown paper being crinkled. the soothing or scratchy voices of singers. a catchy bass line. cats purring rhythmically. rain on a tent or metal roof. drum beats that make you want to move.


colours? all of them! the deep ones. burgundy, reds, purples, the entire blue / green spectrum.


smells? mown grass. ocean tides. any citrus. sandalwood. bacon & onion. rain on hot pavement. my mum’s basement.


words? archipelago. omnivore. certainly. (I’m sure there are many more)


images? laugh lines when someone laughs or smiles. little toes. the sky – cloud formations, colours at sunrise/sunset, nighttime stars & aurora borealis, stormy clouds. freckles. eyes. 


we shall live here #7

we shall live here #7

What is one of your pet peeves?

simply put: disrespect. in any form.

Describe your (almost) perfect day. With or without the “traveling around the world” bit?!?!


…wake up next to my love. smiles and sunshine. a morning walk to the farmers market. lots of laughs. healthy breakfast. good converstation. lunch out with some good old friends. more laughs. lots of hugs. an afternoon full of creative drive. giving gifts I made. reading a book or people watching or sketching on the beach or on a patio. meeting someone beautifully unique. a romantic dinner with my love. a night of live music. dancing. more laughs..

Do you have a current project that is exciting you? Would you like to share a little bit of it?  I always have quite a few projects on the go at once, either in reality or still floating around in my brain. I’m finding ways of using up all of my ‘hoarded’ materials creatively before letting myself buy a huge amount of wool for more felting projects this summer.


Thanks kindly for reading everyone. I’ll be posting the 1st of this “the good people” series very soon. stay tuned.


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