The sublime and the ridiculous, all worthy of your consideration:
- You’ve been wanting to make a quilt someday. How about a mini-quilt? Lots of pretty, free patterns.
- Especially for the rubber stamp afficiandos.
- A zentangle challenge.
- Because married people need to laugh more.
- Watercolor and sharpie step by step.
- For white writers trying to write diverse characters.
- A visit to the Salvador Dali Museum.
- How to draw lips.
- Making faces from sticks.
- Goats as I’ve never seen them before.
- Pumpkin-related crafts.
- A photographer critiques an iconic photograph.
One of my favorite places on earth. You may know I’m obsessed with the Unicorn Tapestries. . .
This week’s offering is heavy on reading lists. You’re welcome.
- Some lovely Zentangles and quotations.
- Rainbow-colored murals.
- If you’re ever in Malaga, Spain, you might want to visit the Museo del Vidrio y Christal.
- In praise of the sense of smell.
- 101 books recommended in TED talks. I haven’t heard of many of these. There might be a gem in this list that you’ll never come across unless you read this article. Skip it at your peril. (Just sayin’.)
- S. Eliot as an example of creativity.
- Novels for writers of fiction to read.
- Ideas for things to draw.
- How to crop your photos.
- A resolution to stay mindful.
- Best books of 2020 (so far).
- How authors write books in in-between moments.
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You may not be able to visit these museums in person right now, but you can always visit online. In celebration of International Museums Day on May 18, Writer’s Relief has rounded up a list of museums sure to delight every literary aficionado!
- The National Endowment of the Arts has a list of museums for literary lovers.
- Literary America at the American Writers Museum website offers an interactive map to locate literary landmarks near you!
- Book Riot provides an interesting selection of American author museums.
- Conde Nast Traveler contains a gallery of seven famous authors’ homes you can visit.
- For kids (or the kid in you!), Fatherly lists six museums dedicated to Dr. Seuss and other authors of children’s literature.
Grab a cup of coffee, get comfy, and start touring these literary-themed museums today!
Beauty is truth, truth beauty ~John Keats
- See if you can say these tongue-twisters.
- Watercolor lesson.
- Tour the world’s great art museums—on your computer.
- What good is hope?
- A brief virtual tour of Poland, including vampire lore and a dragon.
- Scary tattoos.
- Beautiful watercolor paintings.
- I am jealous that Frances has made major progress sorting her quilting fabrics.
- Kids are so profound.
- I love this artist’s sketches.
- What San Francisco looks like under virtual lockdown.
- Pompei through the eyes of an artist.
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.
Happy to provide your weekend inspiration. You’re welcome.
- Recipe for watercolor.
- Summer reading list.
- The case for a limited palette.
- Joan Miro at MOMA.
- Botany is stranger than fiction. A plant that looks like a hummingbird.
- Zentangles on a fatherly theme.
- His boss’ retirement and an illness made him homeless. His art saved his life.
- Illustrator Danny Beck’s journey.
- Three-dimensional murals.
- Gorgeous quilts! Be sure to scroll all the way down, because all are amazing.
- Author George Saunders talks about writing.
- In praise of child-made toys.