Tag Archives: Drawing

Creative Juice #174

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Creative Juice #174

Mostly artsy stuff this week:

Creative Juice #171

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Creative Juice #171

 

 

 

First CJ of 2020!

 

 

Creative Juice #170

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Creative Juice #170

 

 

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 Juice #169

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Creative Juice #169

 

 

 

Creative stuff that will delight you.

 

 

  1. A phenomenon noticed at an art museum.
  2. What leaves do.
  3. This tile effect is achieved with spray paint.
  4. What happens when a sketching enthusiast goes to The Nutcracker.
  5. One dot at a time.
  6. What to give your loved one who is an artist.
  7. Even if you hate guns, I’ll bet you’ll like these.
  8. I love looking at this artist’s intricate designs.
  9. Books make awesome Christmas presents. Just sayin’.
  10. I don’t understand how someone can draw photographic portraits using only pencils.
  11. An artist discusses a daguerreotype pin.
  12. 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.

Creative Juice #167

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Creative Juice #167

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.

Creative Juice #165

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Creative Juice #165

A dozen neat things to enjoy this weekend.

Intober Day 22

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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:

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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.

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