Heavy on quilt articles this week. And other stuff too.
- Taking quilt pictures at the park. The town next to us has a lot of public art sculptures like these. I think I’m going to try this!
- Books to read to babies. I’m a big fan of starting them off early! I even posted about it.
- I love this artist’s work on Instagram. I discovered her during ICAD.
- Winter quilts! Free patterns. I like the Log Cabin in these colors; I also like Bird’s Eye Pine Quilt, though I’d probably not use the pine fabric. (Maybe solids?)
- Different interpretations of the same quilt pattern.
- Quilted jackets are “in” again.
- Read, write, and live with poetry.
- Photographs that kind of look like Renaissance paintings.
- I always love looking at Audrey’s quilts.
- What makes a good story?
- I almost laughed out loud.
- A trip to the Catskills.
Neat things to see this weekend! Happy Fourth, everyone!
- Gorgeous embroideries.
- Dog photographs on Instagram.
- How to write a poem. (I can’t say this technique always works for me.)
- Too artistic to eat.
- Improve your poems.
- The inspiration for Frankenstein.
- Making the case for plein air sketching.
- The eyes have it: beautiful animal photography.
- How can you be productive in your writing life if you only have 15 minutes?
- Sculptures at the Morton Arboretum.
- Modern Women/Modern Vision. I’d love to see this photography exhibit.
- A picture book author’s path to publication. Maybe you’ll win a copy for a budding writer.
Beautiful. Creative. Uplifting.
- The Lucas Brothers are standup comedians with philosophy and law degrees. And they wrote the script for Judas and the Black Messiah.
- It’s hard to get started sometimes. But, butt in chair. Daydream. Doodle. Do something to engage your subconscious. And then, suddenly, the magic happens.
- Writing routines.
- Six words to say to your child. I wish I’d done this more.
- You’d like to make a quilt, but don’t have the energy for a full-sized project. How about a pillow instead? 63 free patterns.
- For the novelists: your character must experience failure.
- I am amazed this artist finds on-site such a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes of rocks to make his art.
- Sculptures springing out of books.
- Artist Robin Seiz shares her work, her journey, and her studio.
- A children’s book illustrator shares her process.
- What being in a coma is like.
- Ancient art of Iran.
Lots of articles for writers this week. And for non-writers as well.
- Kids say the darnedest things. LOL
- What one author does to get in the mood to write.
- Beautiful photographs of children on this Instagram page.
- Free quilt patterns! (I want to make Flock Party.)
- Interesting modern sculptures.
- Why representation in children’s literature is important.
- How to create habits and routines that support your creativity.
- Tips for revising your novel.
- Jami Gold’s writing worksheets. Invaluable helpers.
- How to give each of your characters a unique voice.
- Have you wanted to do street photography, but aren’t sure what you are legally allowed to shoot?
- If you’re an author, here’s how you can utilize Medium to market your book.
Things to amaze you. Things you can do yourself.
- Excellent advice.
- Do you like star quilts? Maybe you’ll like these wall quilts. Many of the patterns are free.
- How to get your short story published.
- Do you wish you understood the ins and outs of copyright law? Harvard Law School has put its Copyright Law class on YouTube FOR FREE!
- I love this quilter’s Instragram page.
- A man in Brazil has worked at the same company for 84 years.
- Adorable felted animals.
- Typography in Bracque’s and Picasso’s work.
- Broadacre City, envisioned by Frank Lloyd Wright.
- Sketch artist uses her sketchbook to understand another artist’s art.
- Gorgeous watercolors.
- Hold a tie-dye party!
Beautiful quilts. Articles on writing. Bluegrass music. Photography. And more.
- Pets trying to hide.
- Wildlife in Botswana.
- Pretty quilts.
- Round robin quilts.
- For most of my life, I’ve been conservative in my beliefs. Conservatives resist change. However, now that the world is so insane, I see the need for change. . .
- Prizewinning quilts.
- Like bluegrass? Listen to some wonderful covers. The Petersens.
- Journaling for fiction writers.
- I had Scrivener (writing software) on my previous laptop, and I was thinking about buying it again for my new one. On the one hand, I like some of the features, but on the other hand, do I really want to spend the money? I never understood the full functionality of Scrivener anyway. Now I see there is another software, Plottr, with a free trial, and is in some ways superior to Scrivener (although I realize that’s a subjective judgment). See this comparison of Scrivener and Plottr.
- What do Ukranian refugees need. Quilts, of course. (You had to ask?)
- There was a wisteria tree in our front yard when I was a little girl. My dad loved flowers, and he loved that tree. Here are some beautiful ones in Japan.
- Kehinde Wiley first appeared on my radar when his official portrait of President Barack Obama was unveiled. But did you know he’s also an accomplished sculptor?
Read and recharge.
- This quilt is the maker’s pandemic project. Hmmm. It’s not too late to start a pandemic project, is it?
- The problems of translating poetry.
- Interview with author Hope Adams about her novel Dangerous Women.
- Adorable pet pictures.
- Sand sculptures carved by wind.
- A painting as a social observation.
- What the January 15, 2022 underwater volcanic explosion near Tonga looked like from a satellite.
- Celebrate Black History Month by reading one or more of these recommended books by Black authors.
- Capturing movement in a sketch.
- This art journal page would make a lovely Valentine. Video tutorial included.
- Arresting photographs of entwined snakes.
- Don’t be stingy. Advice for writers and all creatives. And read the comments—there are poems in there!
I challenge you to use one of these ideas this week. (Hmmm. I think I need googly eyes.)
- Zentangles on snail shells.
- Art with humorous captions.
- I love this tutorial on how to draw a house. I starts out the (childish) way I would draw one, but adds details step by step that take it beyond what I usually end up with.
- These sculptures look like wood, but they’re really ceramic.
- Take a peek at these art journal pages.
- How an author came up with her new middle grades book.
- An artist reacts to an ancient sculpted head.
- Fun with food (photography).
- I wish I could go sketching with my friends.
- I can’t remember if I’ve shared zenpencils’ Instagram page before. If you haven’t seen it yet, you have a treat in store.
- Painting pansies tutorial.
- For the fiction writers. I never considered whether the beginnings and endings of my scenes have resonance.