Tag Archives: Sketching

Creative Juice #251

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Creative Juice #251

A lot of beauty in today’s articles, curated especially for you.

  • Do you like Irish step dancing?
  • If you read my post about the Sirens, you know I love to sleep.
  • Georgia O’Keeffe on the art of seeing. And lots of links, if you enjoy going down rabbit holes.
  • I may have included these father of the bride photos in a previous edition of Creative Juice. You know what? They’re so beautiful, you should see them again.
  • Beautiful fruit photography.
  • Read your children some books about kindness and talk about how to make a difference in the lives of the people around you.
  • I’d never heard of Sonny Curtis, even though I’m familiar with two of his most famous songs; but I love his daughter’s essay about him.
  • Would you believe there are 800 pairs of herons living in Amsterdam? Maybe because of the canals. . .
  • Ingenious and useful creations from toilet paper rolls.
  • A mom’s June sketchbook pages.
  • I love this Instagrammer’s ICAD cards.
  • How a quilter pieced a 60-piece block perfectly!

Creative Juice #248

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Creative Juice #248

Stuff inspiring and strange.

  • My kids are full-fledged adults now, or I would be really tempted to buy these incredible toys for them. Maybe if I ever have grandbabies. . .
  • There are rules for creativity (but one of them is create your own rules).
  • For the writers: I am critiquing a romance right now, and I’m so impressed with the author’s pacing. The words disappear and I’m watching the action play out like a movie in my head. I love that as a reader. How do I do that as a writer?
  • I recently bought a few new brushes, and one of them was a wedge. I can’t wait to try it, probably next month during World Watercolor Month.
  • I love the fabrics this quilter selected for her challenge block.
  • Here is another artist who is participating in the Index-Card-a-Day challenge.
  • When my son was a little boy, he called certain cars “face cars.” The term “face” came up in this article about how to draw a car.
  • Colorful chameleons. I’m itching to paint them.
  • Islamic tile work.
  • My God, what have we done to the earth?
  • I know about the painted desert, but I never heard of the painted cliffs.
  • The validation of seeing your photograph on a billboard.

Creative Juice #247

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Creative Juice #247

You’re bound to find some inspiration in one of these twelve articles.

Creative Juice #246

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Creative Juice #246

Most of this week’s articles include beautiful things to look at, but there’s also one tutorial and 12 savings strategies.

Creative Juice #241

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Creative Juice #241

Mentally stimulating. Inspiring. Lovely to look at.

Creative Juice #237

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Creative Juice #237

Beauty and fun.

Creative Juice #235

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Creative Juice #235

Things to try. Things to remember.

Creative Juice #234

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Creative Juice #234

Lots of artsy stuff.

Creative Juice #232

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Creative Juice #232

Beautiful things to look at. Creative solutions. Interesting journeys. And a possible assignment for you.

  • Free quilt block of the month patterns.
  • Awesome journal pages.
  • These abandoned buildings break my heart.
  • Artwork doesn’t have to be large to be impactful.
  • Searching for happiness in a book.
  • How one college is addressing systemic inequality in its curriculum.
  • Maybe more than you ever wanted to know about folk dancing’s fascinating history as a social movement. Keep scrolling down–there are a bunch of cool dance videos.
  • An artist’s watercolor journey.
  • Beautiful photography on this Instagram account.
  • It’s interesting to watch this sketch artist’s process.
  • When I was in college, I had a roommate who decorated envelopes. When I transferred to a different school, I was the recipient of letters from her in those beautiful envelopes. Who can you think of who would be blessed by a handwritten letter in a hand-decorated envelope? Maybe you could do that this weekend. . .
  • A photographer discusses a favorite photo.

Creative Juice #228

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Creative Juice #228

This is an art-heavy edition.