Category Archives: Art

Creative Juice #60

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Creative Juice #60

Some beautiful, some quirky, all creative:

  1. Paintings with the look of vintage photographs.
  2. Vintage photographs taken by a teenaged Stanley Kubrick.
  3. These beautiful creations remind me of when I took up embroidery as a young wife. I miss those days.
  4. I always wondered how Chicago came up with the title 25 or 6 to 4.
  5. Paintings of Max Pechstein.
  6. I’ve read 12 of these, and I’d like to read more of the books on this book club reading list.
  7. Twenty-five free and easy quilt patterns.
  8. I want to win this contest. Only funny people need apply. Am I funny enough?
  9. Beautiful Christmas quilt—and links to many more original designs.
  10. The illustrations of Mike Ciccotello.
  11. That awkward moment at the museum when you see your portrait—and it was painted before you were born…
  12. Surreal images of synchronized swimmers.

Video of the Week #116: Calligraphy Demonstration

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Video of the Week #116: Calligraphy Demonstration

Cozy

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My offering for the  I Am the Diva’s Zentangle challenge with the prompt: cozy. When I think of cozy, I imagine things snuggled together, like two people, or two kittens. This combination of Twenty-One and Onamato reminds me of peas in a pod. What could be cozier?

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In the Meme Time: Make Time

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In the Meme Time: Make Time

Make time

Creative Juice #59

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Creative Juice #59

Beautiful, unusual, entertaining, fun, and creative:

Video of the Week #115: First American Painting Acquired by the National Gallery

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Video of the Week #115: First American Painting Acquired by the National Gallery

You’d think our National Gallery would have bought an American painting before 2014.

Creative Juice #58

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Creative Juice #58

Your latest installment of beauty and creativity, just in time for your weekend enjoyment:

  1. More beautiful quilts from Utah.
  2. Fashion photography on location.
  3. Beautiful murals.
  4. Gorgeous paintings of animals.
  5. Lovely zentangles.
  6. Do you have your own unique sense of style? Maybe. Maybe not.
  7. What do you look for in a traveling companion?
  8. Crazy coincidental dressing.
  9. I’ve read three of these bestselling books of summer, 2017, and found one more I need.
  10. What would it take to get you to look out your train window?
  11. Light show.
  12. Cars and legs.

In the Meme Time: Action

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In the Meme Time: Action

Creative action

#ALCGC2017 September Check-In

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#ALCGC2017 September Check-In

How are you doing on your creative goals? Only four more months in 2017. It’s a good time to assess our progress.

In August, I completed two sketches and colored some pages in my coloring journal.

 

On the writing front, I wrote six poems. I tried a couple others, but they just didn’t gel. I shared two on ARHtistic License, Paradigm Shift and Horsey Limerick.

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I’m currently three weeks ahead on blog posts. My comfort level is four weeks ahead, so in one sense, I’m a week behind…

 

I finished rewriting a third picture book manuscript, Lottie Loses the Lottery, which I am preparing to send out to agents. No nibbles yet on the other two, Gabe’s Garage of Goodies and Mine!

I bought the Scrivener software, and I am currently transferring The Unicornologist into it while doing another rewrite. Pretty soon I want to start reworking my 2015 NaNoWriMo project, The Night Runner, and I want to be familiar with Scrivener’s features by then.

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I’ve run The God of Paradox through my critique group, and I’m getting ready to do a dry run with my bible study group starting in October.

I’ve been struggling with fatigue this month, so there were lots of days that I didn’t practice my instruments. I’m doing better lately, though. I’m still practicing the duets in the back of the Sweet Pipes Recorder Book 1 for the special secret project I’ve mentioned before. And I’m up to page 55 in Essential Elements for Guitar.

I performed in a choral concert on August 19. I’m planning to write a blog post about it soon.

Now it’s your turn. How are you doing with your goals? Don’t be shy! If you’re keeping accountable on your blog, paste a link into the comments below. Or if you don’t have a blog, just tell us your successes and your challenges this past month. And remember to check in on October 1, 2017, to share your progress during September. I created the hashtag #ALCGC2017 for ARHtistic License Creative Goals Challenge for 2017. Feel free to use it to tweet about your goals and your progress.

Creative Juice #57

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Creative Juice #57

Just in time for the weekend—thirteen articles to tickle your creative impulses: