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Creative Juice #65

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Creative Juice #65

Twelve sips of creative juiciness to inspire artistic vision.

  1. Total cuteness.
  2. Why bloggers blog.
  3. It’s not too early to start some Christmas quilting projects.
  4. In honor of the coming 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, here are Martin Luther’s 95 Theses. I confess I haven’t read them yet, but I’ve printed them out with every intention of studying them.
  5. Awesome prize-winning photographs from the National Geographic contest.
  6. Epic ink landscapes.
  7. For the writers: best books about writing. I only know half of these—I’ve got some reading to do!J
  8. A cute and easy little weaving project for kids of all ages.
  9. I’d love to see a resurgence of interest in embroidery. Here’s what you need to get started.
  10. There are still a few days left to enter this photography contest. Check out your competitors.
  11. Homage to the doily.
  12. It’s almost time for the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.

Creative Juice #27

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Creative Juice #27

Fifteen inspiring articles to uplift you:

Tempe Festival of the Arts, Fall 2016

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Tempe Festival of the Arts, Fall 2016

If you are in the Phoenix East Valley area this weekend, head down to Old Town Tempe for the Festival of the Arts. I had the pleasure of spending three hours there today. I took lots of pictures and bought some stuff. I’ll share a little with you, but you should go see for yourself. It opened today, and it runs through Sunday, 10 am to 5:30 pm.

The first thing I saw was this blue grass band. They also brought along extra instruments so people could jump in and jam.

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After Leah Kiser (below, right) illustrated her brother Seth Ode’s children’s book, Morgan the Ox, she looked for a new project. Her little daughter dressed a toy dinosaur in a doll tutu, and that became the inspiration for the painting Black Swan (second photo below, right).

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Dana Robbins makes amazing art glass. I especially love the knobs in the second picture below.

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Bob Reynolds uses different kinds of woods to make beautiful inlaid cutting boards.

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Elizabeth Jenkins weaves cloth. Some of it she then further designs by removing some of the pigment. She makes unique scarves and shawls and throws–and coats!

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Art below by Deborah Haeffele.

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Joshua Seraphin reverse paints on glass.

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Darryl Cohen and Kevin Frosch make decorative items out of glass. I fell in love with the mirror on the left.

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James Floyd builds, sells, and plays hybrid instruments. Here he is playing some sort of guitar/Dobro/tambourine. In the second picture, an instrument has a mechanical arm for holding a harmonica while you strum.

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Brian Smith spent five years driving around the country in an RV, taking photographs of things that suggested letters to him. He will help you put images together to spell words that hold special significance for you.

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John McDonald’s glass art reminds me of Chihuly. I especially like his “Yard Sticks” below.

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Tom Deitenbeck makes beautiful pottery. I love the knitting yarn bowl in the second picture below. I bought one of his napkin holders.

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Rick Murphy welds together found objects to create curious creatures.

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Bob Cuthbertson plays a Chapman stick. I got to hear him play the Bach Toccata and Fugue. Awesome!

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And, finally, Jocelyn Obermeyer on Irish harp and Nathan Tsosie on Native American flute.

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I hope what you’ve seen, a small sample of the more than 350 booths, will entice you to attend, too. And if you’re there on Sunday, you might even see me. I saw a gorgeous jasper necklace by Jean and Maya Montanaro that my husband said he’d like me to have for Christmas. Best Husband Ever.

From the Creator’s Heart #62

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He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as craftsmen, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers–all of them master craftsmen and designers (Exodus 35:35 NIV).

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From the Creator’s Heart #47

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Make the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted line and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim worked into them by a skilled craftsman (Exodus 26:1 NIV).

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From the Creator’s Heart #45

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They made the robe of the ephod entirely of blue cloth–the work of a weaver–with an opening in the center of the robe like the opening of a collar, and a band around this opening, so that it would not tear. They made pomegranates of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen around the hem of the robe. And they made bells of pure gold and attached them around the hem between the pomegranates. The bells and pomegranates alternated around the hem of the robe to be worn for ministering, as the Lord commanded Moses.

For Aaron and his sons, they made tunics of fine linen–the work of a weaver–and the turban of fine linen, the linen headbands and the undergarments of finely twisted linen. The sash was of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn–the work of an embroiderer–as the Lord commanded Moses (Exodus 39: 22-29).

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