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Niki Jin Crafts is Back!

Last you heard from me (from this blog, anyway) was almost two years ago when I said goodbye and went exploring new directions. I started another blog (it ... didn’t last), and wrote a post here and there for my portfolio website, mostly talking about my professional art and design work. Nowadays I stick to posting mostly to Instagram.

So what have I been up to? Life has been busy, taking care of two young kids and building a freelance career doing book design and illustration. In between, I keep myself busy with various projects related to my art.

I let go of Niki Jin Crafts for a little while, but recently, it came back to my mind. I thought about what I want to do with this site. Just let it sit there? Delete it? Well no, I’m not ready to get rid of it quite yet! It could use a little updating, though, that’s for sure. I’ve given the site a new look (I hope you approve!) but that’s not what you’re here for, right? We need some new content, of course. I promise, new stuff is coming…

Embellished Easter Eggs

What a great weekend this has been so far! Spring is in full force now. The sun is out, flowers are starting to bloom, and the grass is a vibrant green. This year, my daughter Adelaide is old enough to take part in some fun Easter activities, so yesterday I took her to a community egg hunt. She didn't really know what was going on and only found a grand total of two pieces of candy with my help, but she loved being around all the people and the excitement. The only thing she wasn't crazy about was the Easter bunny, haha. Later in the day, we went to a nearby park for our own little family Easter egg hunt.



In the past, I've enjoyed creating elaborate Easter egg designs. This year, I managed to find a little time to do a few. I created some patterns with markers as I usually do, but I wanted to do something a little different this time, so I added some rhinestone embellishments for some added sparkle. The results are below.










Today looks like it's going to be another beau…