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Guest Post: Most Popular Paintings by The Joy of Museums

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Thank you to The Joy of Museums for today’s guest post.Van Eyck - Arnolfini Portrait

Most Popular Paintings

The Most Popular or Famous Paintings featured on “Joy of Museums” is derived from a list of paintings that are most searched for on web-based search engines.

Unfortunately, most modern paintings, such Picasso’s masterpieces and later artists remain under copyright restrictions. Thus photographs cannot be used to lead a feature post. Without a picture of the artwork being made available, we are restricted in featuring many modern artists. Approval to use images of copyrighted works have been requested and ‘Joy of Museums’ hopes to receive appropriate permissions in the future, to allow us to feature more recent art.

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“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.”  Vincent van Gogh

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Photo Credit: Jan van Eyck [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

10 Best Zentangle Sites on the Web

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10 Best Zentangle Sites on the Web

If you’re a follower of ARHtistic License, you know that Zentangle is my favorite visual art activity. The repetitive patterns with their simple complexity captivate me.

I get my Zentangle inspiration from the many Zentangle websites and blogs on the web. Here are my favorites (therefore, the best):

  • Zentangle.com is the official site of Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, who initiated Zentangle. Read their story.
  • The Creator’s Leaf is the blog of CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) Alice Hendon. Alice also moderates the Zentangle All Around group on Facebook, of which I am a member. I love her work.
  • Tanglepatterns.com is the blog of CZT Linda Farmer. It is a catalog of patterns and step-outs (directions).
  • I Am the Diva is the blog of CZT Laura Harms. Every week she runs the Diva Challenge.
  • Life Imitates Doodles isn’t limited to Zentangle, but it is an excellent tangling resource. On Mondays and Saturdays, the author lists challenges, tutorials, and giveaways. Other days she posts her artwork or reviews art supplies.
  • Enthusiastic Artist is the blog of CZT Margaret Bremmer. Her beautiful designs are inspiring.
  • Beez in the Belfry is the blog of CZT Sandy Steen Bartholomew. I love her work. I have one of her books, Totally Tangled.
  • Lily’s Tangles contains the beautifully detailed work of artist Lily M.
  • YouTube is a source for thousands of Zentangle tutorials.
  • Pinterest is also a great source of patterns. May I suggest three of my own boards: Zentangle, Zentangle Christmas, and Zentangle Valentines.IMG_0278

Have I left out any of your favorite Zentangle sites? Please share in the comments below.