Despite the fact that I am in the midst of Week 4 on my Artist’s Way Challenge and so on a reading deprivation fast (which is next to impossible), I did decide to have a quick look through my HUGE out of control Evernote collection and find 5 links to share. I am saying it doesn’t count as reading if I have read it in the past, and will not be rereading!! :)
I have long loved Michelle Kral’s work. Her videos on Youtube always inspire me and get me excited about paint slinging. I adore her freedom in paint and mark making, and her expression on the page. LOVE.
I love Donna Downey’s art journal work and her layering and juiciness. This post was one link I saved in my evernote folder of inspiration. When I just BRIEFLY relooked at the page and made sure the link was still working, I thought this would be perfect. Art does help me breathe at the best of times. :)
I also just found this video in my Evernote links I have saved, that I am currently rewatching as I post. (Watching isn’t reading!). I love this. So much cuteness and very helpful and full of ideas on drawing mandalas. She also reminds me a lot of her mother (HILARIOUS)! :) It is “Daisy Yellow Junior”, presenting an art video like a pro right here! I love this (have I said that already). Definitely worth a watch.
This is not taken out of my Evernote, but is a practice that I am currently in love with. Teresa Robinson has beautiful pages of wise messages. Her words touch my soul and she is also a beautiful kind and gracious person I am grateful to have connected with her on a more personal level. She is currently working her way through 52 cards of noting, one card a week, full of wise reflections and taking stock. I have just started and am loving the practice.
Teresa’s own words about it:
Each Friday, I create a small collage using a playing card and random elements. My mission is to creatively document the keywords, colors and.or lessons of each week; and create a visual mile marker of each week’s lessons} on Saturday.
It has become an important tool in my own life for reflecting on where I am and making connections I may sometimes miss in the middle of raising children and laundry and everything else! Highly recommended, and it is done on a playing card so nice and small and not too onerous to add to the list.
This is also another link not in my Evernote collection. My last little link love spot this week is going to Kristin Dudish. At the moment she is running a series of Tutorial Tryouts where we gather those links to tutorials we have bookmarked (or saved in Evernote!) and we begin actually trying them out one week at a time. There is a linky tool underneath and it is really interesting to see how the people doing the tutorials actually interpret the tutorial and take it in such different directions. I love that aspect the most I think!
And just to chuck in one extra link (because we could all use extra love), which is also another regular practice I try to do each week. Virginia over at Celtic House facilitates Rocking my World Friday, an intimate gathering where we can gather those moments that stood out and which we are grateful for. Our online gratitude list. A practice especially useful on those weeks when you wonder if anything good happened, I now go though my week and make mental notes of things I want to record each week as they happen. I love this and Virginia and the girls are SO supportive and caring. So sharing some love over there too. :)
So that is my linky love for this week. No reading involved just brief perusal! Can we all guess how well reading deprivation has gone for me so far this week! I wonder how it is even possible to not read anything!?