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Creative Juice #163

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Creative Juice #163

Yay! Weekend reading!

Guest Post: Dem Bones….Dem Bones by Frances M. Arnold

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Guest Post: Dem Bones….Dem Bones by Frances M. Arnold

Thank you to Frances M. Arnold of Quilts and Other Stuff from Frances for this wonderful travel article from the series about her recent trip to Italy:

On Sunday morning, we decided to find a church to visit and happened upon Christ Church Anglican Church……

It was a gorgeous church, inside and out….

….and the people that we met were so kind. Fortunately the service was in English which made it much easier. It was moving to go forward for communion and have the Vicar place the bread into my hands…very different from me taking it from a tray.

After lunch we wanted to do one more “touristy” thing and picked…..

The Cimitero della Fontanelle !! Here is some of the history of this cemetery…..

The cemetery is an ossuary located in an old quarry on the high end of Naples. In the 16th century, churches with crowded cemeteries started moving the bones of their long dead in the cave to make room for the newly dead. The remains were interred shallowly and then joined in 1656 by thousands of anonymous corpses, victims of the great plague of that year. Sometime in the late 17th century, great floods washed the remains out and into the streets. The anonymous remains were returned to the cave, at which point the cave became the unofficial final resting place for the indigent of the city in the succeeding years—a vast paupers’ cemetery.

So far so good…..then things got weird!!!

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Creative Juice #159

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Creative Juice #159

Lots of good stuff here, folks.

Creative Juice #142

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Creative Juice #142

A collection of creative genius.

Creative Juice #141

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Creative Juice #141

I am so jealous of all the talent in this week’s articles.

  1. The Three Graces in art.
  2. Cute dog photos.
  3. Taking a stroll in Jersey City.
  4. Some interesting tangles to try.
  5. I wish I could sketch like Suhita Shirodkar.
  6. You’d swear this little puppet was alive.
  7. My dreamhouse would have 23 bedrooms, and they’d be decorated like this. (Then I’d finally have enough shelves for my books.
  8. Leonardo da Vinci was left-handed and wrote backwards in his notebooks. I wonder if this has something to do with that.
  9. I don’t think I could live here, but I’d love it for an occasional private retreat.
  10. An artist comments on Botticelli’s Annunciation.
  11. Beautiful responses to a Zentangle challenge.
  12. Only a mother will get these.

Creative Juice #138

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Creative Juice #138

I am in awe.

Creative Juice #137

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Creative Juice #137

Inspiration for your creative soul: