Interesting. Informative. Funny. Lovely. Artistic. Strange. It’s all here:
A dozen articles to inspire you this weekend.
This design is pressed into my neighbor’s front concrete walk.
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.
Lots of beauty this week.
Mostly artsy stuff this week:
Twelve articles to inspire you.
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.
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.
Day 21’s prompt was simplicity. I chose to do double duty with the #LetterfortheLord movement.
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:
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:
Day 25’s prompt was portrait. I used a picture on Pinterest as a reference photo:
Day 26’s prompt was green. It seemed like a good excuse to do more zentangle:
I’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.
A baker’s dozen of artful articles (better for you than donuts!):