A is for Art: 10 Amazing Art Blogs and Websites

A is for Art: 10 Amazing Art Blogs and Websites

It’s April, time for the A to Z Blog Challenge. Each day in April, Monday-Saturday, I will post an article about something that starts with the letter of the day. I plan to stick with ARHtistic License’s theme of the arts and the creative process. Today I’d like to tell you about my favorite Art blogs:

  • Artiscoveries. Judith began blogging about learning to make art in 2015, and I discovered her blog soon afterward. As a person who loves art and would like to be more proficient at it myself, I follow Judith with interest, and delight in seeing her grow.
  • The Frugal Crafter. Lindsey Weirich posts great tutorial videos on her blog and her YouTube channel. She explains her process clearly. (Plus, she’s adorable.)
  • Inkygirl. Way back in the 1990s when the internet was new, I subscribed to Debbie Ridpath Ohi’s email newsletter. It seems to me that it was mostly about writing in those days. Debbie is now an accomplished children’s illustrator as well as author, and I love to visit her website and blog to get a dose of inspiration.
  • Colossol. If you follow my Friday Creative Juice feature, you’re already familiar with this compendium of artistic stuff.
  • Nathalie’s Studio. Nathalie Kalbach is a mixed media artist and instructor. I’m obsessed with the tessellating stamps she designs. I often feature her “Strolls in the Hood,” her museum visits, and her journal pages in Creative Juice.
  • Joy of Museums. This vast website offers virtual tours of museums all over the world. It also can help you zero in on works of particular artists, or certain genres, and even includes in-depth discussions of individual works. Many art history rabbit trails to follow.
  • My Modern Met. Although this website covers topics of science, history, technology, nature, and travel, it also features many artists in diverse genres like embroidery, photography, dioramas, makeup art, architecture, painting, sculpture, and graphic design. These articles often make their way into Creative Juice, too.
  • Artangleology. I first discovered Alice Hendon through one of her earlier blogs. She’s a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher), and that’s what first attracted me to her work; but she works in other media as well. (She is dealing with serious illness right now, and posting less frequently than she used to. Send up a prayer for her.)
  • The Art Dive. I am a subscriber to this blog by Mira Tudor, and I recently realized there have been no new posts since last October, and I have no idea why. I always mourn when a good blog gets abandoned; I pray nothing bad has happened to the author. Anyway, it’s still up, and there are many good articles about artists and works of art.
  • Brooklyn Street Art. This blog is new to me, but I can tell it’s going to become one of my favorites. It’s not just murals and street art, but also paintings done in the style of street art.

Now it’s your turn. Do you know a wonderful art blog that I haven’t mentioned? (I hope I haven’t forgotten any.) Or do you blog about art? Please leave a link in the comments below.

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