View From the Studio

Creativity Date - Portland's Rose Garden

If you've ever read, 'The Artist's Way,' you know the importance of taking artist dates with yourself to get your creativity flowing. My partner and I have been feeling a bit blocked lately so we've decided to start taking more artist dates. Each week I'll be sharing pictures from our date. Hopefully, it inspires you to get out and have your own little creativity day to get the juices flowing. For our first artist date we set off to see Portland's Rose Garden in full bloom. We missed it last year and there was no way I was going to...

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Friday Fun Week 21

There's no better day to celebrate unusual, fanciful, and downright interesting things than a Friday. Every Friday here you can find a list of articles and artwork that will make you smile and also give you something fun to talk about this weekend at a party. Camp Craft Upgrade - Liberty Braided Friendship Bracelets - These are not the embroidery floss bracelets you braided as a child. You're going to immediately sit down and make one after you see this tutorial. Street Artist Hot Tea Brought 145 Gallons of Paint to Roosevelt Island's Pool - This is by far the...

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Friday Fun Week 17

There's no better day to celebrate unusual, fanciful, and downright interesting things than a Friday. Every Friday here you can find a list of articles and artwork that will make you smile and also give you something fun to talk about this weekend at a party. Fields of Flowers Bloom in the Netherlands - I missed prime tulip season by a few weeks when I was in Amsterdam last month. However, you can still see all of the beautiful flowers thanks to PBS's blog post that showcases not only the rows of tulips but a floral portrait of Van Gogh's...

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Friday Fun Week 16

There's no better day to celebrate unusual, fanciful, and downright interesting things than a Friday. Every Friday here you can find a list of articles and artwork that will make you smile and also give you something fun to talk about this weekend at a party.Supplies for DIY Beginners If you've just recently gotten the itch to do a bit of DIY, Mashable has compiled a list of supplies that will have you sharing your projects on Pinterest in no time.How to Use Freezer Paper to Sew Detailed Softie Patterns - If you have been getting the itch to make your own stuffed animal...

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Friday Fun Week 13

There's no better day to celebrate unusual, fanciful, and downright interesting things than a Friday. Every Friday here you can find a list of articles and artwork that will make you smile and also give you something fun to talk about this weekend at a party. 25 Maps That Explain the English Language - I'm a huge nerd and these maps that explain where our language comes from are endlessly fascinating to me. Plus, they're beautifully drawn. These Are The Revolutionary Women Artists of the 15th through 19th Centuries - It's sad how few female artists are represented in Art...

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