Twelve more sources of creative inspiration:
- The guitar in art.
- Beautiful modern quilts.
- Man’s best friend.
- The loveliest GIFs ever.
- I always love seeing Suhita Shirodkar’s sketches.
- When I was in high school in the late 1960s, I sometimes took the bus into New York City so I could wander through Central Park.
- Unique, affordable travel accommodations.
- Take a walk in the garden.
- Prize-winning travel photos from the National Geographic contest.
- A new application for the Five Second Rule.
- Pixilation enters the world of sculpture.
- Lessons learned at Uffizi Gallery.
Twelve creative articles for you to enjoy! May they inspire you on your artistic journey.
- Living in that uncomfortable place where you want to just create, but you have to pay bills.
- John Singer Sargent’s visual harmony.
- Photography: Princess Diana being a mom.
- Sculpture from garbage.
- How to paint heather. (Click the picture—it’s a video.)
- Good reading list. I’ve read at least seven of these. Disliked one, though.
- Gorgeous photographs. I just wish there were captions listing the locations they were taken.
- Watch these quilting videos, and enter this quilt giveaway today!
- You can never have too much summer.
- Thinking of visiting San Francisco? This will change your mind. Maybe.
- Minimalism in photography.
- An artist’s allegiance to watercolor.
Your weekly dose of artistic inspiration:
- Child photography.
- I like to take a peek at quilt group meetings.
- An intriguing reading list.
- Less than eight months to go:
- Nature illustrations by Kim Kurki.
- This looks like a fun project.
- Where do creative ideas come from?
- What to do with old mufflers.
- A vicarious trip to Kauai.
- Checking out art at the Whitney Museum, NYC.
- Beautiful doors. If you want to see more, consider following Norm 2.0. He hosts a photography challenge called Thursday Doors that a lot of shutter bugs participate in.
This week’s dozenly dose of creative articles:
- Personally, I love reading young adult novels. Here are this year’s best sellers.
- Breathtaking blue quilts.
- This looks like a great workspace setup.
- Photos of surreal beauty and long-past glory…
- Did you know you can cultivate habits that make you smarter?
- These dishes give me the creeps, and yet I admire their artistry.
- Don’t fall into the comparison trap. Would you believe Henri Matisse felt he did not measure up to the other artists of his day?
- Kauai is on my bucket list, but one of my favorite artists is there now.
- The ultimate artist DIY—making your own paints.
- Inspiration for writers.
- Beautiful illustrations by Tina MacNaughton.
- Map of the world, redesigned to eliminate distortion.
Are you ready for a baker’s dozen doses of inspiration?
- Have you noticed how everything is coming up Wonder Woman? (Haven’t seen it yet. Probably should.)
- Here’s an interesting reading list.
- Octopi as art objects with function.
- Cute quilt show. I encourage you to click on the photos so you can view enlargements.
- What making art does to your brain.
- Are you nostalgic about electric guitars?
- Prize-winning dog photographs.
- Art in the elementary school unnecessary? I think not.
- Here’s a cool way to celebrate your pregnancy.
- I love that this artist sketches at concerts.
- I wish I lived close enough to the Whitney Museum to see this Alexander Calder exhibit first hand.
- Gorgeous animal photography.
- Terrific summer activity for kids (but it’s okay to try this if you’re an adult)!
Twelve articles to tickle your fancy:
- I love to see what this quilting group is up to.
- Michelangelo’s David.
- Do you love zentangle, or want to know more about it? Read this article listing premier zentangle websites.
- Lost your marbles? Here are some pretty ones.
- Boats in watercolor.
- Encouraging children’s sense of wonder through Bible stories.
- Who’s the father of the To-Do list?
- The illustrations of Rebecca Thornburgh.
- Ways that journaling can enhance your life.
- Quirky felt creations.
- Truths that would change the way we live—if only we could remember them.
- And speaking of change, here’s how I feel about it.
A baker’s dozen of inspiring ideas to enhance your creativity:
- What a Pitti—artist inspired by Renaissance masterpieces.
- I love this artist’s blog. This post is from April, hence the Easter eggs; but there was so much good stuff in it I had to share.
- Everyone should have a dragon in their yard.
- Writing exercises.
- I love Ann Voskamp’s blog, because she puts a lot of ordinary beauty into it. Here’s her take on creativity.
- Yeah, college is great; but it’s not for everybody. Better yet is being a lifetime learner using virtually free resources.
- This is why that package you were waiting for took so long to arrive.
- Soap sculptures.
- The once-thriving AIR recording studio is now in ruins.
- If you want to be creative while you’re traveling this summer, put together a little kit like this one.
- How to throw a medieval birthday party for your kids. (I’m so bummed my kids are too old for this. Maybe I’ll throw one for my next birthday.)
- A good reading list.
- What Debbi Ridpath Ohi can do with broken crayons. Look how expressive the faces are.
A dozen delicious offerings served up to tempt your artistic palette:
- This article is much longer than what’s usually included in Creative Juice. It’s also the saddest story I’ve read in a long time—and it’s true. But people need to read this.
- Want to make time to be more creative? I participated in the Index-Card-A-Day Challenge last year, and I’m doing it again this year. You can, too.
- This article is a little old (we’re past the end of the coloring challenge mentioned in it), but I love the artwork, so I’m sharing.
- Love coffee table art books? You can enjoy 204 of them for free—virtually.
- Reading list for personal growth.
- Sand scuptures.
- The Garden of Earthly Delights.
- Wouldn’t this be a nice home to own?
- You could totally do this flower pot project.
- I didn’t even know I needed art masking fluid. Now I must have it!
- Have you ever gone through The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron? It’s a 12-week exercise to increase your creativity. I’ve done it once, and I want to eventually do it again. A few years ago I read this related article, and it was so beautiful I saved it. Now I share it with you.
- Reasons to make art, even if it’s not all that good.
Twelve sources of inspiration for your creative endeavors:
- Joaquin Sorolla, the painter of light.
- Painting plaid. This looked like so much fun (and it is!) that I took out my watercolors (for the first time in months!) and tried it. Mine looks so much wonkier than Lauren’s, though. I’m sure you can do a lot better than me. Try it—and I dare you to share it on social media! (Post a link in the comments below–I want to see it!)
- Frida Kahlo, fashion diva.
- The most beautiful lollipops you’ll ever see.
- Solitude is fertile ground for creativity.
- The real Walter O’Brien, the genius behind Scorpion.
- Fabulous article about helping your subconscious work out your plot problems.
- Sculpture with a sense of humor.
- I love it when Nathalie goes sightseeing. An artist in NYC.
- Rethink your self-image. Particularly interesting if you’re a senior citizen.
- Why artists make studies.
- 10 movies about writers.