Amusing. Beautiful. Interesting.
- Cartoons that will resonate with couples with small children.
- The McDonald’s in my town is so boring. I prefer these.
- These murals will trick your eyes.
- 37 free bed quilt patterns.
- An incredibly beautiful comic.
- Love musicals? Love Andrew Lloyd Webber? Read this. Enjoy.
- Writing an artist statement.
- I love these cute little watercolor birdies.
- A scientific study has found an interesting phenomenon.
- Lovely zentangle designs.
- Church doors in Montreal.
- For creatives: about practicing in public.
Last Saturday I visited St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery in Florence, Arizona. I’ll be posting more photos in the next ten days, but I’m thrilled to have several nice doors to post for the challenge this week.
The first is the fairly simple door to St. George’s Chapel.
This is what it looks like from the inside. How lovely the stained glass looks with the sun shining through. Notice there are two more doorways, with split doors open.
This is what the innermost doors look like.
Here is a closeup of the upper carving, showing St. George defeating the dragon.
This is the entrance to St. Demetrios’ Chapel.
Here is a closer photo of the sparkling mosaic over the door. Note also the dimensional brickwork surrounding the door.
Check out Norm’s doors here, and in the comments on his post are links to other participants in this week’s challenge.
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.
I have some offerings for Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors challenge:
Photographs © by ARHuelsenbeck.
Fourteen more articles to start your Friday creative streak:
- Melanie McNeil shares the quilts she made in 2016.
- I think you may be obsessive compulsive if you do this, but I love the results. I may have to try this idea…
- Nostalgia time. My husband had one of these in his classroom to help his students improve their listening skills.
- Are you jealous when you see all the creative things other people are doing?
- Combining loves of ballet and reading.
- The illustrations of Hanna McCaffery.
- I think a dragon is the perfect subject for a quilt.
- A grandfather posts a drawing a day for his grandchildren on his Instagram account.
- Um, some of these one-of-a-kind Etsy finds are examples of creativity gone awry.
- Scrap paper sculpture.
- Joel Kioko, a young ballet dancer from Kenya.
- The embroidery of Humayrah Bint Altaf
- Norm 2.0 is known for his Thursday Doors photography posts, but here he combines doors and street art.
- How do you do free-motion quilting at a retreat? Like this.
When I saw that “old and new” is the prompt for this week’s Fun Foto Challenge, I knew just what to post.
Our south-facing garage side door got scorched during its third-seven-year tenure in the Arizona sun.
Our good friend, Rex, offered to install a new one for us.
Ah! Some painting still required, but so much better!
I’m participating in Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors photo challenge today. We will soon be replacing the side door to our garage. Everything that faces south in Arizona gets sunburned.