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 but 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 people on a different level.

So this place is now my new Blog space and I will not make a promise to publish once a week or every second week as this feels like pressure to me. I am also very much aware that we are all subscribed to multiple things, we follow many interesting people and have an abundance of things that appeal to us so our time is precious. When I receive a comment here, or anywhere else really, I am so grateful for it as I know someone took their time to write something to me and I write back as soon as I can.

I plan on sharing my creative journey here, on these virtual pages, because it’s so good to have some visual reminders of what was going on in the past. I forget things so quickly but a blog doesn’t :)

I usually have something creative going on that is meant to bring more creativity to others too and this year, 2023, is no exception.

For 2023 I launched a very different Creative 52 Project that is called Nini’s Weekly Creative Boost. It’s a monthly subscription that gives you an image made by me, every Monday, to use 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 an empty fresh page is taken off of your shoulders.

I’ll be delighted to see what you come up with if you choose to join me, and will be monitoring the hashtag #creatingwithnini everywhere :D

In January, this project was FREE so that everyone could have a go. All these images are here, on Substack as well, and you can find them from this post forward:

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I am not giving up
January has been intense so far, loads of shifts, a-ha moments, intense feeling overloads topped up with some, hard for me, creative work. I have these short movies accompanied with animations to wor…
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From February onward all the image boosts are available on my Patreon page and I will keep the price low so that anyone can join me.

If you’d like to see and read more about me I have a few links for you:

I hope to welcome you on-board this newsletter and my Patreon and to get to know you better. I love getting messages so please don’t be shy and comment away!

With much love,


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Creative journey by Nina Spolar - Nini. Sharing my art, WIPs, life and creative challenges. Posting irregularly :D


Nina Spolar - Nini

An artist that loves to inspire others to be more creative - because - creativity connects in more ways than we can imagine.