Inspiration is everywhere!!!
Here’s a few things which have caught my eye, spoken to my muse or piqued my curiosity…
Looking for a free art journal challenge? Artwords, the online art journal, is filled with journal entries from contributing artists. Each Sunday, a new journal entry topic is posted. You can interpret the topic in any way you wish…sketches, photos, paintings, collages, digital or altered art before posting your work to the site.
Here’s a new way to find art in the every day…
The goal of the Urban Curators project is to engage the public in the celebration of the decaying urban environment, recognizing its inherent aesthetic qualities as well as the important role that it plays within our cultural habitat.
The project achieves its goal by elevating common, overlooked objects and spaces within the city of Providence, Rhode Island to the level of high art. The frames themselves are hung with double-sided hardware tape and are easily removed without harm to the spaces in which they are placed. While this is a necessary component of the project, it likewise means that each frame will hang only temporarily. The site encourages others to spread the word and continue the project in their own cities…I’m seriously thinking about getting a group of Denver artists together this spring!
A Drop Spot is a kind of alternative mailbox. It’s a hiding place in a public space, where people can leave things for exchange. Anything. It’s a wierd and wonderful way to add personal character to the streets that we live in. Stash something fun and see what you get back.
To find a Drop Spot in your neighborhood, visit the Drop Spots map; select a Drop Spot map marker near you, make note of its location and visual description and head out the door to find it! Once you locate the spot and discover your mystery gift, make sure to leave one in its place to keep the exchange going.
You can also create a new Drop Spot…simply find a hidden nook or crevice in your neighborhood to tuck away a simple gift you would like to share; perhaps a poem, photograph, favorite quote, or mix CD—something fun that represents you. Then log on to dropspots.org to map and describe the secret location of your gift so others can find it.
fine art…paper goods…home & garden…jewelry…clothing & accessories…baby & pet
Petaline.net provides a place for new artists and craftspeople to showcase their work to the world, and a place for people to purchase and/or peruse quality artwork + design for their home and lifestyle. Be sure to check out their daily buzz blog with cool tips, links, and articles about the artistic lifestyle – or the networking salon where you can participate in arty designy crafty conversations.
K-Type is an independent, young and vibrant UK type foundry which offers cool and unique type fonts for free! They also have very affordable fonts for purchase. Here are links to a few of my favorites…
Quote for the week…
“Live the Questions” © 2007 kelly angard
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions.”
– Rainer Maria Rilke
(mixed media on canvas, available at my etsy store)