Category Archives: Art

Video of the Week: Two Hands are Better than One

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Creative Juice #129

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Creative Juice #129

Dream, gather inspiration, and create!

  1. Zoology anatomy lesson.
  2. A knitting designer shares some of her sketches.
  3. How artists deal with the pain of lost love.
  4. Life in the 1800s beautifully captured by Mary Ellen Best.
  5. When photographer Omar Robles went home to Puerto Rico, he was so shocked by the devastation and abandoned buildings (aftermath of Hurricane Maria) that he photographed dancers against the background of ruins.
  6. You don’t need lots of room for a book nook.
  7. Tips from a street photographer.
  8. The gorgeous illustrations of Kayla Herren.
  9. If you want to move a big rock over 100 miles, be prepared to apply for a lot of permits.
  10. Many variations on the iconic face of the New Yorker.
  11. Sketches from Disneyland.
  12. Beautiful Bulgarian folk dances. (I’d rather be dancing!)

#DC386: Drawings and Dewd

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This week’s Diva Challenge is to either finish an incomplete tile, or make a new one using the patterns Drawings and Dewd. I didn’t have anything in progress, so I tried my first-ever Drawings and Dewd.

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Creative Juice #127

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Creative Juice #127

Somehow I got out of sequence. This should have been last week’s collection. Somehow I misplaced it after I found the Grant Snider piece. . .

Guest Post: “Water Lilies” by Claude Monet from The Joy of Museums

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Thank you to The Joy of Museums for insights into Claude Monet’s mastery of the subject of water lilies.

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“Water Lilies” by Claude Monet shows a water-lily pond, from Monet’s garden in Giverny, with the sky, clouds and light reflecting on the lily pond. Monet attempted to capture the continually changing qualities of light, colour, water, sky and lilies by dissolving all the elements in what he expressed as:

“the refuge of peaceful meditation in the centre of a flowering aquarium.”

Claude Monet painted nearly 250 painting in his series of “Water Lilies”.  The paintings depict Monet’s flower garden at his home in Giverny which was the primary focus of Monet’s artistic endeavours during the last thirty years of his life. Monet painted many of his later works while suffering from cataracts.

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Creative Juice #128

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Creative Juice #128

May you be full of wonder this weekend.

#DC385: Valentangle

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This week’s Diva Challenge is to tangle something inspired by Valentine’s Day. I studied Chen Sin Chun’s lovely pattern, Peacock, and wondered if I could create something like it, but starting with a heart. Here is what I came up with:

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I’m calling it HeartEcho.

You can see my other Zentangle Valentines here.