Tag Archives: Painting

Creative Juice #60

Creative Juice #60

Some beautiful, some quirky, all creative:

  1. Paintings with the look of vintage photographs.
  2. Vintage photographs taken by a teenaged Stanley Kubrick.
  3. These beautiful creations remind me of when I took up embroidery as a young wife. I miss those days.
  4. I always wondered how Chicago came up with the title 25 or 6 to 4.
  5. Paintings of Max Pechstein.
  6. I’ve read 12 of these, and I’d like to read more of the books on this book club reading list.
  7. Twenty-five free and easy quilt patterns.
  8. I want to win this contest. Only funny people need apply. Am I funny enough?
  9. Beautiful Christmas quilt—and links to many more original designs.
  10. The illustrations of Mike Ciccotello.
  11. That awkward moment at the museum when you see your portrait—and it was painted before you were born…
  12. Surreal images of synchronized swimmers.

Video of the Week #115: First American Painting Acquired by the National Gallery

Video of the Week #115: First American Painting Acquired by the National Gallery

You’d think our National Gallery would have bought an American painting before 2014.

Creative Juice #58

Creative Juice #58

Your latest installment of beauty and creativity, just in time for your weekend enjoyment:

  1. More beautiful quilts from Utah.
  2. Fashion photography on location.
  3. Beautiful murals.
  4. Gorgeous paintings of animals.
  5. Lovely zentangles.
  6. Do you have your own unique sense of style? Maybe. Maybe not.
  7. What do you look for in a traveling companion?
  8. Crazy coincidental dressing.
  9. I’ve read three of these bestselling books of summer, 2017, and found one more I need.
  10. What would it take to get you to look out your train window?
  11. Light show.
  12. Cars and legs.

Creative Juice #57

Creative Juice #57

Just in time for the weekend—thirteen articles to tickle your creative impulses:

Creative Juice #56

Creative Juice #56

This very special edition of Creative Juice features posts from My OBT, one of my very favorite blogs. Every day, Donna shares something beautiful—or not so beautiful. I include at least one of her posts in CJ each week, but I have so many in reserve I thought I’d bless you with a whole bunch today. If you enjoy them, you might want to subscribe to My OBT so you never miss a single one.

Video of the Week #110: Loving Vincent

Video of the Week #110: Loving Vincent

And one more:

Creative Juice #53

Creative Juice #53

Twelve creative articles for you to enjoy! May they inspire you on your artistic journey.

  1. Living in that uncomfortable place where you want to just create, but you have to pay bills.
  2. John Singer Sargent’s visual harmony.
  3. Photography: Princess Diana being a mom.
  4. Sculpture from garbage.
  5. How to paint heather. (Click the picture—it’s a video.)
  6. Good reading list. I’ve read at least seven of these. Disliked one, though.
  7. Gorgeous photographs. I just wish there were captions listing the locations they were taken.
  8. Watch these quilting videos, and enter this quilt giveaway today!
  9. You can never have too much summer.
  10. Thinking of visiting San Francisco? This will change your mind. Maybe.
  11. Minimalism in photography.
  12. An artist’s allegiance to watercolor.

#dyicad2017 Days 55-61

#dyicad2017 Days 55-61

The Daisy Yellow Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month are over. I’m so glad that I participated. I’d love to say I’ll continue making a drawing or a painting every day, but I know I won’t. However, maybe I’ll at least work on an artistic project every other day. (That was my goal for this year–make art on even-numbered days, and write a poem on odd-numbered days. Maybe I can actually do that for the next five months. We’ll see.)

Here are my cards from the last week:

Day 55, using World Watercolor Month prompt for Day 25, Cherry, Lemon & Turquoise, I dropped those colors on a wet watercolor postcard, and this happened:


Day 56, I responded to  The Daily Post prompt, Tea:


Day 57’s prompt was Spring. I interpreted it with a zentangle pattern, Msst, which reminds me of Spanish moss:


For Day 58, I took World Watercolor Month’s prompt of Lollipops:


Day 59’s prompt was Autumn. I thought of the project we were assigned every November in elementary school, to draw or color a cornucopia:


For Day 60’s prompt, Winter, I offer a pine branch and cone, one of the few watercolors I did without sketching it out first:


For Day 61, I went with World Watercolor Month’s prompt, Things with Wings. I used a photograph I took last year when I went to Butterfly Wonderland with my brother, my daughter Erin, and her husband as a reference. I think this is my favorite card this week:


I missed three days, so I ended up with 58 mini-masterpieces for the two months:


All photos and artwork © by ARHuelsenbeck.

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Creative Juice #52

Creative Juice #52

Your weekly fix of artistic inspiration.

  1. House block quilts.
  2. Palm paintings.
  3. Advice about creativity.
  4. A closer look at Gustav Klimt’s painting, The Kiss.
  5. How to get really good at something.
  6. I am such a terrible mother. I never even thought of doing this. My girls are now in their twenties and thirties. Maybe when (if) I have granddaughters…
  7. Photos of Jersey City and Manhattan. (As a former Jersey girl, I get a little homesick when I see scenes like these.)
  8. Do you have too many books? Maybe not.
  9. Amazing footage captured on a security camera and the science behind it.
  10. Art with an expiration date.
  11. How an engineering student became a children’s book illustrator.
  12. What do you see in the clouds?

#dyicad2017 Days 48-54

#dyicad2017 Days 48-54

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. And July is World Watercolor Month, so my July cards will feature watercolor. I will be posting my projects every Tuesday.

Day 48’s prompt was intersection. I practiced lots of intersections with a basketweave Zentangle pattern.


On Day 49 I went with the Week 7 theme of garden and got in touch with my inner Monet.


Day 50’s prompt was sun.


Day 51’s prompt was gate. This is my favorite card of the week.


On Day 52 I chose to use the World Watercolor Month prompt for Day 22, colors of summer. This is a Zentangle pattern called Goldilocks.


For the last two days, I went rogue (off-prompt). Below is a Zentangle pattern called B-horn. I don’t know the significance of the name. To me it looks like knotty wood.


This is a Zentangle pattern called Ditto.


I’m having so much fun with these challenges, and you can, too. Only 7 more days–you don’t even have to make up the days you missed. Click the links in the first paragraph for more details.