Lots of gorgeous stuff here.
- This artist’s work reminds me of the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr.
- For autumn people. I’m a summer person, so I like the before pictures better. (Except the Central Park one.)
- For all the writers: here are the rooms where twenty famous authors wrote the books readers love.
- Magnificent Spanish cathedral. Follow the author’s link to find out more.
- Do you like to read Young Adult novels? Maybe your next read is on this Teens’ Top Ten list for 2018.
- Interesting photographs of miniature scenes constructed from stuff you probably have lying around at home.
- Gorgeous purple quilts honoring Prince.
- These vintage Halloween costumes are kind of creepy.
- Fabulous essay on the creative life.
- Where do authors get their story ideas?
- A printmaker who designs napkins and wrapping paper.
- Amazing ceramic representation of a coral reef.
Inspiring works of art:
- A reading list put together by authors.
- The National Parks.
- Recycling vinyl records.
- Some interesting modern quilts.
- If you like succulents, this is for you.
- Gorgeous tangles.
- How to use a wedge brush for watercolor.
- Now that he’s retired from acting, here are some photographs of a young Robert Redford. (I like him better without the mustache.)
- <Gasp!> I have to get at least one of these! Collaboration between Vans and the Van Gogh Museum.
- Thoughts on personal growth.
- Literary architecture.
- Incarcerated book critic.
Beauty to inspire your own creations:
- Read what Reece Witherspoon is reading.
- Origami like you’ve never seen it before.
- Traveling in Segovia, Spain.
- My favorite spot on earth—The Cloisters.
- What to see at Yosemite.
- Watercolor basics and special effects.
- The power of music.
- Quilt eye candy.
- Pretty soon we’ll be remodeling our kitchen, so I was tickled to see Suhita Shirodkar’s sketches of the demolition of her kitchen.
- What is the essential requirement of creation?
- Who determines the value of art?
- Breathtaking sculpture.
Wonderful articles that will leave you inspired.
- Familiar faces in unexpected places.
- It breaks my heart to see pianos left to die.
- What if you had to escape from your home, and all you had were the clothes on your back, and a bedsheet?
- The only way to improve a skill is to practice. That goes for free motion quilting, too.
- What a neat way to make money for your kids’ school!
- How to save stuff that inspires you.
- Crazy good tangles.
- Sketches of Sausalito.
- Stunning pictorial quilts.
- Design your own hand-lettering alphabet, or practice some of these.
- No sense crying over spilled coffee.
- Awwww, babies and pets.
For your idea-sparking pleasure:
- For the snail lovers.
- Official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama.
- Watercolor project to try.
- Interesting sculptures.
- A new book about Madeleine L’Engle written by her granddaughters.
- Stolen Vermeer. If you’ve seen it, please contact authorities.
- In related news, VanGogh found.
- A ladder placed on a ledge in Jerusalem has been there for at least 190 years.
- How to dance like James Brown.
- Two pretty quilts, but the real treasures are the words.
- I never understood how to make a color mix chart for watercolor until I read this. Good to bookmark.
- This award-winning story brought tears to my eyes.
Good stuff to read this weekend. Inspire yourself!
- Prize-winning small architecture.
- Floating embroidery. I have to try this!
- This is an art supply review, but I love the Zentangle projects pictured!
- The classical sculpture that influenced Michelangelo.
- We all know his iconic The Scream, but did you know Edvard Munch was a prolific painter? I’ve never seen these before.
- Samples of children’s book illustrators’ work.
- I’ve read 18 of these 41 books. I started Atonement, but just couldn’t get into it. Some of these books made me cry, some didn’t. I loved some, others, meh. A bunch of these are on my TBR list.
- Chilean street art.
- Temporary sculptures.
- Amazing art quilts.
- The art of the bobblehead.
- Adding your own spin to someone else’s idea is not plagiarism.