Hello! I am Nina, so nice to have you here

I’ve been blogging on and off from 2009 when I started my blog called Made by nini on Blogspot (I renamed it last year to Made with nini). I wrote about my creative journey and other things happening in my life and really enjoyed connecting with those few of my readers I actually had. I even met quite a few of them and they were all from abroad! But this was all before FB really flourished and before IG happened. When these two came marching in, blogs seemed to be forgotten. Or maybe they were read and it just didn’t seem like so, for the lack of comments.

I started blogging on my website later on to share a bit about my spiritual journey too but that was mainly for myself.

And now I relocated here, to Substack, because it looks promising. I really miss sharing my creative projects and connecting to readers on a different level.

For 2023 I am launching a very new Creative 52 Project that is called Nini’s Weekly Creative Boost. This is going to give you an image from me as a starting point to work on/with in any way you like. Consider it like a non-blank page in your sketchbook where the pressure of ruining your empty fresh page will be taken off of your shoulders.

I’ll be delighted to see what you come up with and will be monitoring the hashtag #creatingwithnini everywhere :D I’ll also be checking in via Substack’s chat.

For January, I am keeping this project FREE to give you a feel for what I’m talking about. From February onward, I’ll be moving the Creative Weekly Boost on my Patreon page and will keep the price low so that anyone can join.

Here’s what I’m talking about in visuals

I started with two pages that looked like this:

… and here’s what I noticed and put to “life”. Mind you, what you see totally depends on your mood, feelings, day, etc, so it’s also fun to revisit if you can - which you will be able to, since you will have the starting point to print out again and again, or work on in your favourite tablet app. What do you say? Sounds cool? I sure hope so :)

If this appeals to you, then I’d be very happy to have you on board as my subscriber so that we can get to know each other and create together.

Looking forward to getting to know you and your magic.

With much love,



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Nina Spolar - Nini
An artist that loves to ispire others to be creative too.