Category Archives: Art

Creative Juice #94

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Creative Juice #94

A dozen articles to quench your creative thirst.

Video of the Week #150: Building a Paper Airplane

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Happy Mother’s Day

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My entry for IAST#242, patterns Pixioze, Pots-n-Pans variation, and 4Mom.

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See the mother and child? Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there!

(Check Tinkled to Tangle tomorrow to see lots of other interpretations of the string.

Creative Juice #93

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Creative Juice #93

Wonderful articles that will leave you inspired.

#DC362 Somnee

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The theme for this week’s Diva Challenge is the pattern Somnee, seen extending from the lower left corner below. I also included Zentangle patterns  Meshmerize and Atorm in this string.

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Creative Juice #92

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Creative Juice #92

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever. ~John Keats

Guest Post: Most Popular Paintings by The Joy of Museums

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Thank you to The Joy of Museums for today’s guest post.Van Eyck - Arnolfini Portrait

Most Popular Paintings

The Most Popular or Famous Paintings featured on “Joy of Museums” is derived from a list of paintings that are most searched for on web-based search engines.

Unfortunately, most modern paintings, such Picasso’s masterpieces and later artists remain under copyright restrictions. Thus photographs cannot be used to lead a feature post. Without a picture of the artwork being made available, we are restricted in featuring many modern artists. Approval to use images of copyrighted works have been requested and ‘Joy of Museums’ hopes to receive appropriate permissions in the future, to allow us to feature more recent art.

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“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.”  Vincent van Gogh

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Photo Credit: Jan van Eyck [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The 100 Day Project Part I

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The 100 Day Project Part I

I’ve mentioned that I’m participating in The 100 Day Project with the Facebook group, Zentangle All Around. The Project runs from April 3 to July 11, which means it will also intersect with two other art challenges I participate in. But more about that later.

Zentangle All Around is spending 15 minutes a day tangling for The Project. I don’t always complete a design in 15 minutes, so some of mine are spread over three days. We post on Instagram. Check out these hashtags: #the100dayproject and #zentangleallaround.

Sigh. I missed a few days.

Here are my offerings for April:

Patterns Pickpocket and Raised.

Patterns Maelstrom, Tofube, and Paradox.

Pattern Mack.

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A pointillist experiment.

Patterns Shattuck and Tripoli.

The start of a string. Pattern: cubine.

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Practicing a new (to me) pattern.

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The finished string, with Flukes and Elirob added.

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The beginning of a new string. The pattern is Framz.

I’ll post the next batch of my 100 Day Project artworks on June 5.

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Creative Juice #91

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Creative Juice #91

Spend the weekend reading to inspire your art.

X is for Xylography

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Word for the day: xylography—the art of making engravings on wood especially for printing.

In other words, a woodcut.

The master of woodcuts was Albrecht Dürer (1472-1528), a German painter and printmaker during the Renaissance.

Here are some examples I saw at a special exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum last year:

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The Adoration of the Magi

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Detail of The Adoration of the Magi

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The Annunciation

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Detail of The Annunciation

The complexity in Dürer’s work is amazing, especially when you consider that he carved away everything except what you see–thin lines, dashes, intricate folds and feathers…

You can see his initials (the stylized A surrounding the D) in the details.

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