Dream, gather inspiration, and create!
- Zoology anatomy lesson.
- A knitting designer shares some of her sketches.
- How artists deal with the pain of lost love.
- Life in the 1800s beautifully captured by Mary Ellen Best.
- 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.
- You don’t need lots of room for a book nook.
- Tips from a street photographer.
- The gorgeous illustrations of Kayla Herren.
- If you want to move a big rock over 100 miles, be prepared to apply for a lot of permits.
- Many variations on the iconic face of the New Yorker.
- Sketches from Disneyland.
- Beautiful Bulgarian folk dances. (I’d rather be dancing!)
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.
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. . .
- Gorgeous wedding photography.
- This artwork is a little difficult to look at.
- Beautiful tangles. You can click on the images to enlarge them.
- Living at an artist’s residence.
- Cartoonist Grant Snider’s tribute to poet Mary Oliver.
- Excellent books for kids (and some are even good for adults).
- Some DIY projects for the exterior of your home.
- If you’re ever in Romania, you can visit this amusement park in an old salt mine.
- If you’ve ever thought of playing guitar, keyboard, or drums, here are some suggestions for you (and also some surprising stuff).
- In praise of endpapers.
- Free star quilt patterns.
- Lovely chapel in South Africa.
Thank you to The Joy of Museums for insights into Claude Monet’s mastery of the subject of water lilies.
“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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May you be full of wonder this weekend.
- Talk about a man cave . . .
- How to set up a painting studio.
- “Even the places you visit thousands of times become new to you the moment you have a camera in your hand.”
- Ideas for personalizing your Bible.
- It’s hard to dislike graffiti as beautiful as this.
- Beautiful photographs of Frida Kahlo.
- Help save this magnificent church organ.
- Some red-and-white quilts, not just for Valentine’s Day.
- Expressive sculptured faces.
- A designer of bridal veils.
- Old abandoned palaces.
- What happens if you don’t wash your car.
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:
I’m calling it HeartEcho.
You can see my other Zentangle Valentines here.