Fiction is Truth’s elder sister. Obviously. No one in the world knew what truth was till someone had told a story. ~Rudyard Kipling
First CJ of 2020!
- Three-dimensional murals.
- Art everywhere in Basel.
- An artist discusses figurines.
- You must have been a beautiful baby—not.
- Scroll through these photographs. There are some surprises here.
- Beautiful Zentangle stars.
- A children’s book illustrator shares some of her favorite illustrators and illustrations.
- A trip to Bucharest, Romania.
- How a gorgeous quilt came to be.
- Maria Popova is one of the best-read people I know of. In this article she shares the wisdom of ten writers.
- This artist has a lovely Instagram page.
- Want to kick off your 2020 reading with sci-fi and fantasy? Here are some recommended choices.
Gorgeous ideas to jump-start your imagination.
- I have long admired the sketches of Suhita Shirodkar. Watch her paint a quick (5 minutes!) sketch of Mexican dancers.
- I never thought of the creative process in this way.
- About America’s painting royalty: the Wyeths.
- Beautiful photographs of Rome. I want to go!
- Yes, but is it art? Where is the line? Lots of questions—any answers?
- T-shirts for math and science nerds.
- A reading list for people who like fantasy and fairy tales.
- Kids and their stuff. (I wish I’d taken pictures like these of all my children and their prized possessions.)
- An artist comments on the work of Marsden Hartley.
- Zentangle donuts.
- Cats on Twitter. (Too bad they can’t spell.)
- Your neighborhood dollar store probably carries these fabulous organizers.
Oops! I neglected to post some Creative Juice last Friday. I hope this wonderful batch more than makes up for it.
- Plan a quilt show road trip this spring.
- Snug little places to curl up with a book.
- What happens when polar bear meets camera?
- This might be my dream job.
- Creative household hacks.
- I’ve done this choral trick at church and with my students.
- Lovely tangles.
- Wonderful sketches of one of my favorite subjects: young musicians.
- Metro, the painting horse.
- The author of this article suggests replacing some of the classic literature high schoolers are required to read with some more modern future-classics. I agree with some of the substitutions, but totally disagree with others.
- Creative ideas for kids of all ages.
- Mary Oliver from a student’s point of view.