Art Sparks Around the Web September

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I’ve saved a really great set of “art sparks” for you this time!  From practical tips and sage advice, to inspiration galore, each of these links are worth checking out!


 In this post Julie Balzer talks about dealing with journal envy—which applies to any kind of artmaking, really.  Don’t miss the pictures of her pages from past to present. It's really cool to see how far she has come in almost 10 years. Her point is well taken:  growth comes with regular, consistent (no judgement) practice.

One of my favorite art materials is “garbage” and this Russian artist, Venera Kazarova, takes throwaway items to a highly glamorous level in this series. Amazing!

Connie and Natasha at Dirty Footprints Studio introduces us to lovely art journaler, Amy Maricle in this post. So much wisdom about creative self care and art journaling!!! I'm a new fan and I've already added Amy to my Feedly newsfeed.

Seth Godin hits the truth bulls eye again: “We are always becoming, and we can always make the choice to start becoming something else, if we care.”

If you knit, this post is for you. If you don’t knit, substitute “knitting” with painting, sketching, collage, art journaling—same processes, same benefits.

So inspiring! With amazing photos, Tammy Garcia gives us a inside look at what it means to commit to an art practice.  “It's about the act of drawing. Not the act of drawing to make a finished work." Again, substitute drawing with any art making practice.

Everything—and I mean everything—you need to know about erasers. You will be amazed by how many kinds of erasers there are for different purposes. Thanks, Gloria, for forwarding this link!


That's what I have for you today. I hope you catch an inspiration spark or two!