Mostly artsy stuff this week:
Our last collection of curated inspiration for 2019:
- Photographs of balloons.
- Beautiful architecture in Lyon, France.
- A designer talks about a chair.
- What the UPS guy was really doing when he should have been delivering my packages.
- When dancing on the walls, watch out for the windows.
- Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon that causes people to see patterns in a random stimulus. This condition can lead people to assign human characteristics to objects. Here’s what an pareidolic artist does when he sees faces in inanimate objects.
- If you haven’t had enough Christmas yet, here’s a lovely Christmas quilt.
- The Brownings and others muse on artistic integrity.
- This museum is on my bucket list.
- A children’s book illustrator describes her path and her process.
- So far I’ve never found a podcast that I actually wanted to follow. Maybe one of these recommendations will inspire me.
- 1960s architecture in Brasilia.
Creative stuff that will delight you.
- A phenomenon noticed at an art museum.
- What leaves do.
- This tile effect is achieved with spray paint.
- What happens when a sketching enthusiast goes to The Nutcracker.
- One dot at a time.
- What to give your loved one who is an artist.
- Even if you hate guns, I’ll bet you’ll like these.
- I love looking at this artist’s intricate designs.
- Books make awesome Christmas presents. Just sayin’.
- I don’t understand how someone can draw photographic portraits using only pencils.
- An artist discusses a daguerreotype pin.
- You still have time to make this cute winter decoration. But no old sock in my house is that white! I say buy a new pair and make two of these snowmen.
Gorgeous artwork that will make your creative fingers itch to make more.
I have a recommendation for you. If you have access to Netflix and you’d like to see a different Santa movie, watch Klaus.
A dozen neat things to enjoy this weekend.
I am participating in two challenges this month, OctPoWriMo and Inktober. To make it easier on myself, I’m trying to write a new poem on odd-numbered days and make a drawing on even-numbered days.
I’m following the Inktober prompts that my Facebook Zentangle group, Tangle All Around, is using, but I didn’t care for today’s, so I’m using yesterday’s. Perlz was designed by Maria V. Copetas:
To me, each two-pearl unit looks like a smiling mother and child.
I found this pattern surprisingly challenging, and I’m not satisfied with how it turned out. My lower pearls are tear-shaped instead of round, and I could not figure out how to improve that. I guess you just have to put in the practice–draw 10,000 of them, and they begin to look good.
I really appreciate these challenges. They motivate me to try something new.