Tag Archives: Mandalas

Creative Juice #213

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Creative Juice #213

A dozen articles to inspire you this weekend.

Wordless Wednesday: Sidewalk Mandala

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This design is pressed into my neighbor’s front concrete walk.

Creative Juice #205

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Creative Juice #205

Lots of pretty stuff here.

  • Do you love hamsters? Then you must follow this artist on Instagram.
  • If 100 of you each want to chip in $4 to buy me this dragon, I won’t stop you.
  • Beautiful star quilt.
  • Books have the power to change people; people have the power to change the world. As for me, The Hate U Give woke me up to white privilege, something I thought didn’t apply to me.
  • Super-realistic drawings done in colored pencil.
  • I love every one of these reading nooks, but my favorites are the ones where you can look out the window at a beautiful view.
  • Interesting zentangle project.
  • Award-winning photos people took with their iPhones.
  • This free mandala-drawing class looks like it will be fun.
  • This article is especially for elementary general music teachers, but if you like music, you might find it very enjoyable.
  • I know I should be doing this. But, somehow, I’m not.
  • This watercolor artist was in her fifties before she began taking her art seriously.

Creative Juice #195

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Creative Juice #195

Lots of beauty this week.

Creative Juice #174

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Creative Juice #174

Mostly artsy stuff this week:

Video of the Week #228: How to Draw a Mandala

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Creative Juice #153

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Creative Juice #153

Twelve articles to inspire you.

#dyicad2017 Days 20-26

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#dyicad2017 Days 20-26

In June and July, I am participating in Daisy Yellow’s Index-Card-a-Day challenge, in which we create a little something on an index card every day–61 mini-masterpieces. I will be posting my projects every Tuesday.

Day 20’s prompt was yin/yang. I interpreted it as a composite drawing of my husband, Greg, and me. We’re different, but we complement each other well. We’ve been married thirty-four years.

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This is us in real life (Christmas, 2016, modeling hand-crocheted and knitted gifts from our daughter Erin). I think I captured us in the drawing above.

Greg and Andrea in fashions by Erin

Day 21’s prompt was simplicity. I chose to do double duty with the #LetterfortheLord movement.

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For Day 22 I decided to try my hand at a mandala, because I received a compass kit that I’d ordered. This is officially my favorite card of the week:

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Day 23’s prompt was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and didn’t get around to doing a card that day, though I knew I wanted to draw the white rabbit. So I drew him on Day 24 instead:

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Day 25’s prompt was portrait. I used a picture on Pinterest as a reference photo:

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Day 26’s prompt was green. It seemed like a good excuse to do more zentangle:

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ICADI’m enjoying this challenge. You can participate, too, and you don’t even have to make up any days you’ve missed. Check the FAQs for more details, and search Instagram for #dyicad2017 to see what other participants have done–they’re amazing, so creative.

Creative Juice #30

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Creative Juice #30

A baker’s dozen of artful articles (better for you than donuts!):

Creative Juice #29

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Creative Juice #29

Fourteen articles, guaranteed to spark lots of creative ideas.