Hey you guys! It snowed yesterday. First time that the snow really stuck to the ground, but it was gone into a slushy mess by the afternoon. Personally, I'm dreaming of a white Christmas -- as they say. But, I've got one more work trip before the year is over, so I'm ready for all that snow after I get back home safe and sound. ;)
Instagramps: Do yourself a favor and press play on the video on this page. It's a beautiful story about how drawing has connected a grandpa to his grandkids and the internet and his whole family to each other and the world. Two thumbs up. An adorable story about the power of art.
To Be Happier: Do One Creative Thing Every Day: Vindicated! This article shares a scientific study that indicates that people are happier with themselves when they engage in a creative activity each and every day. In my opinion (now backed by fact), creativity isn't an indulgence. It's a choice we each make for our health -- just like brushing our teeth each day. So, go and get happy!
Yarn Bombing Hits the High Street: A profile of a yarn bombing artist who works with lots of brands on huge ad campaigns.
Water Transfer Printing: This video totally reminds me of nail polish water transfer printing. Both methods are very similar. Though, obviously, the nail polish version is much more accessible to most of us. Let me know if you've ever tried the nail polish technique. I'm wondering how it went!
New Dior Lady Art Bags: You guys! It's time for us to paint some fancy purses. Check out these (expensive) limited edition collaborations with a variety of artists. Do I sound like a jerk if I say, I think we can do better? ;)
New Ways of Seeing: I am super duper beyond excited for this video series to start. Episode one discusses how art invented a new way of seeing the world. “Art is about changing what we see in our everyday lives and representing it in such a way that it gives us hope.”
I'm feeling very filled with happiness and joy lately. So many articles I see these days are about the power of art to connect and heal and transform. On a personal level, I can attest to that power, as I'm sure many of you can too!
Happy creating! And thanks for stopping by!