Art Sparks Around the Web: Ideas and More Ideas!

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Every day I get inspired, find new ideas and learn from the smart, generous, talented creators on the internet.  Blogs, podcasts, video, online classes…This kind of learning is a huge part of my arting practice. My intention is to use what I learn.  I may follow a spark of an idea to create something new, try a new technique or tackle a new project—or simply add new ways of seeing to my life.

I also love to share the sparks.

So from them to me to you:  Enjoy!

What a simple idea for a bookmark, a card‑or a quick art journal page—such a great way to practice color mixing with watercolors and hand-lettering and indulge that creative urge at the same time…

Instagram gets more interesting!  Check out these art process videos compiled by Sara Barnes over at Brown Paper Bag—short and mesmerizing.

This article rounds up the studies and the conclusions are clear: women multi-task more than men— and multi-tasking doesn’t do us any good.   The good news is that mindfulness is the antidote. Art-making, anyone?

And speaking of the benefits of arting…wow, love this short Periscope video with Jenny of Craft Test Dummies.  I’m right with her—an art tribe is worth getting all worked up about!

Oh my gosh, I wish I could have seen this!!!

Check out this fun project…and certainly a great new technique!