Tag Archives: Reading

Creative Juice #276

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Creative Juice #276

For creative people everywhere.

  • Wallpaper. You either hate it or love it. Here are some designs that might win you over.
  • This quilter finished a lot of lovely quilts in 2021.
  • A bunch of pretty quilts in different stages.
  • These ceramic mugs are works of art. (If you like animals, you’ve got to click this link.)
  • Wildlife photographs.
  • Do creative people ever misplace their tools? (Guilty.)
  • What habitual reading does for your brain.
  • Street photography.
  • What is it about successful authors that made their careers take off?
  • Resources for writers.
  • So, you quit your day job to write fulltime and now you can’t pay the bills? Here are some side hustles that will earn you a little cash and also help you be a better writer. Lots of openings right now.
  • How to generate content quickly.

Creative Juice #270

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Creative Juice #270

This week’s offerings are heavy on writing tips. But there are some crumbs for the quilters and crafters.

Monday Morning Wisdom #318

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Monday Morning Wisdom #318

I started out reading as an escape, then a chore, then a habit, then a luxury. Only now I’ve realized what a necessity it is.

~Phoebe Waller-Bridge

In the Meme Time: Reading All Night

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5 Years of ARHtistic License

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5 Years of ARHtistic License

I missed my own blog birthday! On June 3, ARHtistic License turned five years old.

My goal for ARHtistic License is that it would be a place where creative people would come together to celebrate the arts and discuss the creative process. A year ago, AL had 683 subscribers; today it has 941, an increase of almost 38%. I’m happy about that growth. I’m on track to hit 1000 subscribers before the end of 2020. Are you a subscriber yet?

Here are the ten most popular posts on ARHtistic License in the past year, based on the number of “likes” they earned:

  1. Hiking in the Arboretum
  2. Tuesday Photo Challenge: Tourism
  3. Creative Juice #188
  4. Creative Juice #156
  5. Creative Juice #159
  6. Wordless Wednesday/ Flower of the Day: Lavender Daisies
  7. Creative Juice #171
  8. Sunday Trees/ Flower of the Day: Palo Verde Blossom
  9. Flower of the Day: Palo Verde Blossoms
  10. Wordless Wednesday/ Flower of the Day: Flowering Cactus

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Nine of these posts fall in one of two categories: photo challenges and curated articles (Creative Juice). The outlier, “Hiking in the Arboretum,” is a photography-heavy post, more of a photo essay. So, should I focus on photography and reading recommendations, since these are the kinds of things that my readers apparently like? It would certainly free up a lot of my time, since those kinds of posts can be generated fairly quickly.

In contrast, here are what I consider to be some of my very best posts this year, in no particular order, which received very few likes:

Are these articles dull? Should I avoid spending time on posts like these?

Please help me. What would you like to see more of on ARHtistic License? What would you like less of? If you read a blog post you like and there’s a “Like” button, do you click it? If not, why not? I’d love feedback on all the questions that appear in bold throughout this article. Please comment below.

Creative Juice #188

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Creative Juice #188

Three poems this week, some funny stuff, and some useful information, as well as beauty.

In the Meme Time: Outside

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READING OUTSIDE

In the Meme Time: What to Do While Self-Quarantined

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self-quarantine

Creative Juice #165

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Creative Juice #165

A dozen neat things to enjoy this weekend.

Creative Juice #151

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Creative Juice #151

Inspiring stuff:

  • Beautiful fungi.
  • You become more skillful as a result of practice. One watercolorist’s story.
  • Kinetic art made out of paper.
  • Advice you can take even if you’re older than 21. You’re never too late to grow wise.
  • How to write 12 books in 12 months.
  • Helpful resources for the journey called Life.
  • Wish your exercise routine could make you more creative? Think color.
  • Crumpled art.
  • I’ve only seen a few of these, and some of them were hard to watch, but this list of classic movies is noteworthy.
  • I wish I’d seen this article before we remodeled our home. . .
  • This article is from a few years ago, but the reasons to read and suggested books are still compelling.
  • Some sketches from Amsterdam (and links to lots more).