Weekly Roundup / Jan 29, 2021

The weekly roundup is my offering of inspiring things I found online in the past week. May they bring you some pearl of wisdom, joy, or humor. Video – Hayley Williams tiny desk concertThings I like about this set: The bass and guitar. The lyrics and emotion. Haley’s rainbow hair. It’s fun and funky! AdContinue reading “Weekly Roundup / Jan 29, 2021”

3 YouTube Videos to Inspire You

Yes, I know there are probably hundreds of videos that could inspire a single person on YouTube today. More are uploaded each day. Here are three for your consideration next time you need to kill some time. Spoiler alert: none of them are TED talks. Is It Too Late to Start?Hint: it is not. AContinue reading “3 YouTube Videos to Inspire You”

Weekly Roundup / Jan 22, 2021

The weekly roundup is my offering of inspiring things I found online in the past week. May they bring you some pearl of wisdom, joy, or humor. Class – Sketching Winter with Shari BlaukopfShari makes the most beautiful watercolor paintings. She has this online course now available and it looks like a great value. I’mContinue reading “Weekly Roundup / Jan 22, 2021”

Art Before Breakfast Book Review

Summary Art Before Breakfast by Danny Gregory is a mix of creative challenges (drawing mainly with a little painting thrown in near the end) and motivational messages to encourage the reader to continue their creative pursuits. This short video captures the spirit of making art (not Art) before breakfast. Highlights Obstacles will occur. Keep going.Continue reading “Art Before Breakfast Book Review”

Week in Photos #2

Part two of my 2021 challenge to make one creative thing a day and share it. 1 – Prototypes of an original peanut and Cracker Jack cookie recipe. Photo is from one day of work but there were more iterations over two other days. I’m currently enrolled in Christina Tosi’s Creative Baking class on Monthly.com.Continue reading “Week in Photos #2”

Weekly Roundup / Jan 15, 2021

The weekly roundup is my offering of inspiring things I found online in the past week. May they bring you some pearl of wisdom, joy, or humor. Article – Beginner Tips for Sticking with your Painting Hobby in 2021There are great tips here that could apply to any new, creative hobby. What creative pursuits areContinue reading “Weekly Roundup / Jan 15, 2021”

5 Quarantine-Friendly Artist Date Ideas

I have been disappointed that during the pandemic some really wonderful artist date options are not available. Museums, coffee shops, and live music are not accessible for now. But fear not! For I have ideas of things that can be done at home to spark inspiration. Put on an album and draw or doodle. IContinue reading “5 Quarantine-Friendly Artist Date Ideas”

Week in Photos #1

I have made a challenge to myself for the new year: one creative thing per day then document and share it with the world. Here are my results from the first week of January. Day 1 A little gift to myself: Wreck This Journal EverywhereDay 2 My favorite fidget toy, kneaded eraser, shaped into aContinue reading “Week in Photos #1”

Weekly Roundup / Jan 8, 2021

The weekly roundup is my offering of inspiring things I found online in the past week. May they bring you some pearl of wisdom, joy, or humor. Article – How to Finish a Project Once You’ve Started ItThis reminded me of a chart I saw once: the emotional cycle of change. In the “valley ofContinue reading “Weekly Roundup / Jan 8, 2021”