Category Archives: Creative Life

Creative Juice #253

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Creative Juice #253

Funny stuff. Pretty stuff. Serious stuff.

  • Some of these will make you laugh and some will make you cry, but it’s all good.
  • Writers, should you write a cozy mystery?
  • Did you ever have a great idea, get started on it, take a break from it, and feel guilty about never getting back to it? Sometimes you just gotta let go.
  • Nathalie escorts us on a tour featuring murals in Jersey City.
  • More murals; these are from Montreal. (FYI, Norm no longer coordinates Thursday Doors. Go to No Facilities for those now.)
  • How to say no. Why to say no.
  • Love flowers? You’re gonna love these photos.
  • Black artists (and artists of color) lack the opportunities their white counterparts enjoy.
  • You might enjoy this Instagrammer’s paintings for World Watercolor Month.
  • You have to see these amazing crochet projects. (I’ll pass on the broccoli hat, but I want almost everything else.)
  • The most beautiful gifs I’ve ever seen. Depending on your internet connection, they might take a few moments to load, but hang on, they’re worth it.
  • A sculptor abandons metal in favor of fabric.

Creative Juice #252

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Creative Juice #252

Beauty, brilliance, utility, and laughs.

Creative Juice #251

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Creative Juice #251

A lot of beauty in today’s articles, curated especially for you.

  • Do you like Irish step dancing?
  • If you read my post about the Sirens, you know I love to sleep.
  • Georgia O’Keeffe on the art of seeing. And lots of links, if you enjoy going down rabbit holes.
  • I may have included these father of the bride photos in a previous edition of Creative Juice. You know what? They’re so beautiful, you should see them again.
  • Beautiful fruit photography.
  • Read your children some books about kindness and talk about how to make a difference in the lives of the people around you.
  • I’d never heard of Sonny Curtis, even though I’m familiar with two of his most famous songs; but I love his daughter’s essay about him.
  • Would you believe there are 800 pairs of herons living in Amsterdam? Maybe because of the canals. . .
  • Ingenious and useful creations from toilet paper rolls.
  • A mom’s June sketchbook pages.
  • I love this Instagrammer’s ICAD cards.
  • How a quilter pieced a 60-piece block perfectly!

Video of the Week #314: What If You Followed Your Passion?

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Creative Juice #249

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Creative Juice #249

Works of art. Personal experiences. Articles to enrich your weekend.

Creative Juice #248

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Creative Juice #248

Stuff inspiring and strange.

  • My kids are full-fledged adults now, or I would be really tempted to buy these incredible toys for them. Maybe if I ever have grandbabies. . .
  • There are rules for creativity (but one of them is create your own rules).
  • For the writers: I am critiquing a romance right now, and I’m so impressed with the author’s pacing. The words disappear and I’m watching the action play out like a movie in my head. I love that as a reader. How do I do that as a writer?
  • I recently bought a few new brushes, and one of them was a wedge. I can’t wait to try it, probably next month during World Watercolor Month.
  • I love the fabrics this quilter selected for her challenge block.
  • Here is another artist who is participating in the Index-Card-a-Day challenge.
  • When my son was a little boy, he called certain cars “face cars.” The term “face” came up in this article about how to draw a car.
  • Colorful chameleons. I’m itching to paint them.
  • Islamic tile work.
  • My God, what have we done to the earth?
  • I know about the painted desert, but I never heard of the painted cliffs.
  • The validation of seeing your photograph on a billboard.

Creative Juice #247

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Creative Juice #247

You’re bound to find some inspiration in one of these twelve articles.

Monday Morning Wisdom #314

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Monday Morning Wisdom #314

Never stop learning how to learn.

~ Billie Jean King

Creative Juice #246

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Creative Juice #246

Most of this week’s articles include beautiful things to look at, but there’s also one tutorial and 12 savings strategies.

Monday Morning Wisdom #313

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Monday Morning Wisdom #313

The rules, like streets, can only take you to known places.

~Ocean Vuong