My Life in Movies
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My Life in Movies

(Something completely silly I wrote a few years ago when snowed in and bored) Movie my brothers got taken to see while my mother was giving birth to me: Return of the Jedi First movie I can remember seeing in a theater (the library screening room, IIRC): The Fox and the Hound Movie I fiercely…

Inspiration: Jose Romussi embroidered vintage photographs
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Inspiration: Jose Romussi embroidered vintage photographs

I absolutely love what Jose Romussi does to vintage photographs of dancers… string art and embroidery taken to a whole new level. Related articles Inspiration: Essential Instagram Accounts about Art, Photography, & Creativity Blogs I Read about Art Tuesdays with TED: Sir Ken Robinson, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” The face of the giant | Wallace…

Inspiration: Stephen Shore
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Inspiration: Stephen Shore

  I probably shouldn’t admit that I first learned about Stephen Shore on Pinterest. I became kind of obsessed with the picture above. I feel like I’ve been in this motel room before, and yet I wish I could buy every object in this room. Stephen Shore (b. 1947) is a NYC-born, self-taught photographer who…

That time I was in a Haiku Club
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That time I was in a Haiku Club

Once upon a time, I was in a club which required its members to send a haiku by text message (SMS), one day per week. Each member had an assigned day (I think mine was Monday, then Wednesday). It was a great way to spark a little creativity into daily life. I learned a lot…

Inspiration: Our Favorite Instagram Accounts Featuring Detroit (and Elsewhere in Michigan)
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Inspiration: Our Favorite Instagram Accounts Featuring Detroit (and Elsewhere in Michigan)

As you probably know, around these parts, we love Detroit fiercely. The city is exciting and inspiring, not to mention sprawling. Happily for all of us, though, there are lots of folks on Instagram documenting what’s good. Detroit Happenings: March 8th- @acronymcreative ・・・
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Blogs I Read about Art
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Blogs I Read about Art

Do you need to nourish your art-loving soul? Take a peek at my current Feedly “ART” category for some inspiration! Artwork of the Day from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Brain Pickings: (OK, maybe not strictly art, but art-adjacent, and well-illustrated.) British Museum blog Colossal Cool Hunting Creative Something Explodingdog Martin Klasch Shorpy Historic Picture…

Inspiration: Jane Austen Adaptations
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Inspiration: Jane Austen Adaptations

It’s amazing how many creative minds have taken Jane Austen’s brilliant Regency-era novels and re-imagined them on film. Below is an ever-increasing list of period adaptations, modern reworkings, and films about Jane herself and “Janeite” culture, ranked by my own arbitrary criteria. Northanger Abbey The novel was written circa 1798-99, although it was finally published…