Category Archives: Art

Creative Juice #278

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Creative Juice #278

These articles held my interest this week:

Creative Juice #277

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Creative Juice #277

Ideas for a better life and more and better art.

Creative Juice #276

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Creative Juice #276

For creative people everywhere.

  • Wallpaper. You either hate it or love it. Here are some designs that might win you over.
  • This quilter finished a lot of lovely quilts in 2021.
  • A bunch of pretty quilts in different stages.
  • These ceramic mugs are works of art. (If you like animals, you’ve got to click this link.)
  • Wildlife photographs.
  • Do creative people ever misplace their tools? (Guilty.)
  • What habitual reading does for your brain.
  • Street photography.
  • What is it about successful authors that made their careers take off?
  • Resources for writers.
  • So, you quit your day job to write fulltime and now you can’t pay the bills? Here are some side hustles that will earn you a little cash and also help you be a better writer. Lots of openings right now.
  • How to generate content quickly.

Video of the Week #339: Audrey Flack and the Plight of Female Artists

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Tangles for Christmas, 2021 edition

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In the weeks before Christmas, my drawings are generally Christmas-related zentangles. This year, I started out with some Christmas trees. The first uses the patterns Emingle (a variation) and Ahh:

Emingle (var.) + Ahh
This pattern is called Star Berries, by Dawn George:
Star Berry

For the next one, I created a hybrid from three patterns I know, Nipa, Crescent Moon, and Line Dance by Alice Hendon. I’m calling this Nipa Moon Dance:

Nipa Moon Dance
I did this on the reverse side of the Emingle tree; unfortunately, you can see it peeking through.

This one uses Brr by Julie Isaac, Festoon Holiday by Joan Stark, and Holiday Ornaments by Suzanne McNeill:

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Next, a couple of Christmas messages. The first one utilizes the pattern Purrlyz by Hanny Waldburger:

Purlees

And this one features l’Eaura:

l'Eaura

And finally, my favorite string in this group employs Ginili by Randi Wynne-Parry, Twistee by Livia Chua, Flux, and Luv-a by Sharon Caforio:

Ginili, Twistee, Flux, Luv-a

If you’d like to see my Christmas tangles from previous years, click the links: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017.

Creative Juice #273

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Creative Juice #273

I challenge you to use one of these ideas this week. (Hmmm. I think I need googly eyes.)

Creative Juice #272

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Creative Juice #272

Lots o’ neat stuff.

Video of the Week #335: Lovely Botanical Art You Can Make Yourself

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Creative Juice #271

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Creative Juice #271

Writing tips and other good stuff.

Creative Juice #270

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Creative Juice #270

This week’s offerings are heavy on writing tips. But there are some crumbs for the quilters and crafters.