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Creative Juice #121

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Creative Juice #121

Ending the year with lots of creative ideas.

 

Tangled for Christmas

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Tangled for Christmas

My art goal for December was to have at least ten Christmas-related Zentangle designs to show you. I’m a little short. I started another yesterday that I didn’t finish in time for this post. If it’s done before Saturday, I’ll include it in my year-end report.

If these snowflakes look familiar, it might be because I posted them a week and a half ago for the Diva Holidaze challenge:

Zentangle, snowflakes

I’ve always thought the pattern verdigogh looks like pine tree snippets:

Zentangle, verdigogh

I tried to make a Christmas tree from the henna drum pattern, but it wasn’t looking very Christmasy, so I began drawing clusters of holly leaves in place of the blossoms:

Zentangle, henna drum, holly

Here’s a Christmas tree made with aura-leah:

Zentangle, aura-leah, Christmas tree

I made a many-branched luv-a and turned it upside down for a Christmas tree. I’m pleased with the way it turned out.

Zentangle, luv-a, Christmas tree

This tree started out as flux and got embellished:

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I thought munchin had the potential to look like tumbling Christmas trees, but I discovered that when I built them in clockwise clusters of five, they looked kind of like cubist stars. (My husband thinks they look like crystals–he was a geology major.)

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My final Christmas tree is built from ahh, paradox, pearlz, ramy, heartline, muzic, flutter, jacki, and btl joos.

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Creative Juice #120

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Creative Juice #120

Christmas is a good time to consider books (they make great gifts, just sayin’) and other beautiful things.

In the Meme Time: Art from the Heart

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Illustrationist workspace concept with copy space

Guest Post: The Designer Axe by Donna of My OBT

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Thank you to Donna of My One Beautiful Thing for sharing the most beautiful electric guitars I’ve ever seen.

My OBT

tpp The Painted Player Co.

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Favorite Memes of 2018

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Favorite Memes of 2018

Every Friday I share a meme on ARHtistic License. I used to post memes I found on Twitter or Facebook, but I couldn’t always credit them to the creator. In 2016 I decided to make my own. I still post memes I find on social media, but only if the source is easily discernible.

Continuing a tradition I started last year, here are my favorite memes of 2018. The first three have to do with the arts in a general way:

Art for Art's Sake

Persistence; perseverance

Joy of Creativity

The next group specifically relates to writing:

Antagonist

Antagonist

Author, writing

Unique story

The final group of memes illustrate truths about life:

Head above water

A photo by Andrew Small. unsplash.com/photos/EfhCUc_fjrU

Love

Marriage rachael-crowe-78854-unsplash

Positive Failure

#DC379: Holidaze

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This week’s Diva Challenge is to create a holiday tile. Here’s mine:

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