Your weekend dose of inspiration:
- A different kind of travel photos.
- Amazing photographs of spiders.
- Surreal murals.
- 25 free quilt patterns.
- How and why to read daily.
- Artist workspace.
- An orthodontist who’s also a very successful cartoonist.
- What to read next?
- Symbolism in a Renaissance painting.
- Unbelievably beautiful photographs submitted to National Geographic contest.
- Lovely Christmas ornaments to make by hand. Gift idea!
- A federal program to give work to artists? What a revolutionary idea!
If you want to experience the Christmas spirit, just browse through the Christmas ornaments on Etsy. It will remind you of holidays past, and of your loved ones near and far. Some of these would make excellent gifts, for yourself or the others on your list.
Just so you know, I like to share pretty things I find online. Long ago I made the decision not to monetize my blog. I do not have “affiliates.” Nobody pays me to advertise their stuff on my blog. I just like to acknowledge people who create beauty. I also make no guarantees. That said, click on the highlighted descriptions to link to purchasing information.
This crocheted-bead necklace
came up in my search for ornaments. Much too precious to put on the tree, but I had to share it. (Santa, take note–this is on my list, and I’ve been very good.)
Okay, these are just silly, but if you need a gag gift for your bearded
A map showing any city
special to you.
For your favorite Aussie, for someone who’s been to Australia, or who just likes kangaroo
For your favorite ballerina
when she lands the quintessential Christmas role. Or for anyone who loves the Nutcracker.
To commemorate your favorite cat or dog
; many breeds available.