Artistic ideas to inspire your weekend:
- Need some gift ideas for artistic peeps?
- Should you buy a watercolor book? Some considerations, as well as an interesting technique.
- Fabulous variations on the Zentangle pattern W2.
- Love to travel? Here, a blogger recalls some of her favorite trips.
- The opening credits of the movie Muse, which I have not seen. A little creepier than what I usually include in the Juice, but certainly creative.
- Intricate papercutting.
- Award-winning photographs.
- Beautiful glass.
- The Miracle Mural Project.
- Photographs of kids growing up in the Bronx.
- What is ammonite?
- Sketching surfers in Portugal.
A dozen inspiring articles to spark your creativity:
- Beautiful Jersey City and Paterson, New Jersey.
- Two of my favorite things: quilts and limericks.
- Art dolls.
- Can creativity be taught?
- These new books sound great. Hollywood thought so, too.
- This article about Picasso summarizes: “Not only has massive chunks of our culture been created by specific men who abuse women but also that so-called ‘Western culture’ in its entirety has been marked and in many ways defined by systemic and institutionalized misogyny that has chewed up women for art and discarded them en masse.” Some things never change. Or can they?
- Do you like potato chips that look like faces, and clouds that look like other objects? Then this quick video will make you smile.
- How to draw a fox.
- Some beautiful tangles.
- What the blank spaces in a painting convey.
- Inexpensive copies of art masterpieces you’ll use every day.
At 22 minutes, this video is much longer than the usual Video of the Week on ARHtistic License, but it reviews the 1984 Oscar-winning movie, Amadeus, adeptly separating fact from fiction. For cinema buffs and classical music lovers alike.
I have to see this movie.
Your weekly dose of artistic inspiration:
Twelve sources of inspiration for your creative endeavors:
Some of my favorite internet offerings for the season:
- When I was a girl, I loved to watch Magoo’s Christmas Carol, an annual television special retelling the Dickens classic through a popular cartoon character of the time. I learned the songs by heart, and I’d sing along. Sadly, I haven’t seen it telecast in decades, but here’s a clip:
- My current favorite Christmas movie is Elf, especially this scene:
- During my childhood, Bing Crosby’s Christmas album continuously played on our record player. Here’s one of the songs:
- Do you sew? Do you need ideas for a couple of last-minute gifts? Some of these patterns are free.
- Also, some free ornament patterns to sew.
- Read Christmas essays. Perhaps you’ll want to submit one yourself.
- Are you simply drained? Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate that doesn’t require hours of preparation?
- Some over-the-top decorating ideas.
- Print out these unique gift tags.
- Immortalize your pets on your Christmas tree.
- Christmas bucket list.
- I haven’t made these Christmas pretzels, so I can’t guarantee they’re as good as they look.
- I didn’t make these Krispie Treat Christmas Balls. Let me know how they turn out.
- Holiday ideas for people who’d rather see pictures than read directions.
- Do you have way more Christmas ornaments than will fit on your tree? Here’s what you can do with them.
- What? You don’t have your Christmas cards yet? Here are a bunch you can make with your kids.
- And for pure silliness, you can’t beat the Muppets:
Many thanks to Rich Brown of Good Music Speaks for today’s guest post.