Enjoy these twelve creative articles.
- These look like photographs, but they’re actually pastel.
- Gorgeous zentangles.
- The stories behind two quilts.
- A complete story in nine frames. I laughed. I cried. I sighed with relief at the end.
- This article is a year old, but I just came across it recently. 30 years of Black Barbie dolls.
- If you’re not a writer, you might not know that writing has a down side. It’s not all glitz and glamour, people.
- Have you been by yourself a lot during the pandemic? Read this pre-pandemic article about the virtues of solitude.
- I love this artist’s detailed drawings.
- Make an Irish Chain quilt for St. Paddy’s Day. You’ve only got 2 1/2 weeks, but these directions make it easy.
- If you use alcohol inks, or you’d like to someday, you might be interested in this sanitary technique.
- A brief history of African-Americans in the arts.
- For greater productivity, structure your day like a football coach.
Amusing. Beautiful. Interesting.
- Cartoons that will resonate with couples with small children.
- The McDonald’s in my town is so boring. I prefer these.
- These murals will trick your eyes.
- 37 free bed quilt patterns.
- An incredibly beautiful comic.
- Love musicals? Love Andrew Lloyd Webber? Read this. Enjoy.
- Writing an artist statement.
- I love these cute little watercolor birdies.
- A scientific study has found an interesting phenomenon.
- Lovely zentangle designs.
- Church doors in Montreal.
- For creatives: about practicing in public.
Creativity and beauty in spades:
- The German Society for Nature Photography annual awards.
- Learning about creativity from Pablo Picasso.
- Street art that blends in with its surroundings.
- Beautiful flowers of all kinds.
- A rainstorm captured in a comic.
- Great advice you never asked for.
- The town of Canby is operating a downtown teddy bear hunt.
- This art exhibit was two years ago, but it’s still interesting today.
- Look at this cute little fairy house.
- One of the disadvantages of working from home.
- These face masks are a little different.
- Gorgeous quilts. I especially love the giraffe one.
Yeah, lots of art.
- They say everyone has a double.
- Quilters, do you need some ideas for your sewing room?
- What Tchaikovsky worried about.
- Tulips imagined as tangles.
- Here are some Coronavirus-related items that were briefly available on Etsy.
- Portraits of Malian women from the 1960s.
- Comic combining two of my favorite things: dancing and books.
- This is the article that inspired the recent movie, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
- What it’s like to be a painter of icons.
- The importance of adult encouragers to young artists.
- Beautiful architectural art.
- Every one of these made me laugh. And I live in Arizona, where some of these National Parks Genius.
I am so jealous of all the talent in this week’s articles.
- The Three Graces in art.
- Cute dog photos.
- Taking a stroll in Jersey City.
- Some interesting tangles to try.
- I wish I could sketch like Suhita Shirodkar.
- You’d swear this little puppet was alive.
- My dreamhouse would have 23 bedrooms, and they’d be decorated like this. (Then I’d finally have enough shelves for my books.
- Leonardo da Vinci was left-handed and wrote backwards in his notebooks. I wonder if this has something to do with that.
- I don’t think I could live here, but I’d love it for an occasional private retreat.
- An artist comments on Botticelli’s Annunciation.
- Beautiful responses to a Zentangle challenge.
- Only a mother will get these.
Have you ever experienced a natural disaster? Earthquake, flood, tornado, volcanic eruption, wildfire? Did you ever have something turn out differently than you’d planned, and not for the better? Bad hair day, open mic bomb, student teaching observation?
- Use this prompt any way you wish—for a poem, memoir, painting, short story, photograph, no limits. Enjoy!
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- Be sure to visit at least two other participants to see how they interpreted the prompt.
- Tag your entry #ALP (for ARHtistic License Prompt) to help others find your work on social media.
I had to share this wonderful entry from Grant Snider’s Incidental Comics: