The art of the internet – curated, trolling recommendations

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I spend A LOT (okay, too much) time on the internet to feed my endless, creative hunger.  It is the best way I know, besides in person, to find what captures my attention and imagination, and “meet” other creatives from all over the world.  What a fabulous world we live in that we can stumble across an inspiring artist that we might not otherwise ever have known.

So, following are some of my current favorites online, in no particular order, many their own curations.  Check them out and be inspired.  Have any of your own favorites? Please share in the comments below.

Artists & Studios

Orly Avineri – …the real deal.  I attended her workshop in New Mexico last year and am forever enamored.
Jane Davies Studios –  (search for her on YouTube for demonstrations, she also offers lots of workshops in the U.S.)
Flora Bowley – Bloom True: one of the first online classes I ever took!
Erin Faith Allen – major feels for this deep, real, raw artist with amazing workshops both online and in person
Deborah Velasquez – a dear friend and tremendous talent
Doing the Work of Your Life – I’m going to this workshop in August!
Aimone Art Services – Going in August!
Nancy Hill Studios
Judith Kruger – huge talent and amazing coach
Jessica Torrant – my cousin and an amazing artist
Chris Cozen
Waynne
Suzan Scott
Sue Berg – this.woman.

Curated Facebook Feeds

Robyn Gordon – just follow, don’t hesitate! a fabulous curated Facebook feed
Abstract Art Sonoma – curated Facebook art page
EMe Muskan ouvre les cahiers – high quality Facebook art curated feed
Painters talking Painting – fantastic interviews and artist profiles
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My own curations and feeds….

Follow my Pinterest Art Board
Follow my Pinterest Collage Board
JuJu Art Studios on Instagram
JuJu Art Studios on Facebook

Body Tracing, Art, Teenagers and lots and lots of Giggles

My daughter just turned 14.  What what what?  I was thrilled when she asked to have a party at JuJu Art Studios….just a few days before her party. Okay, then.  I scrambled. What could I do with 8 thirteen/fourteen  years old that would 1)be fun 2)be creative 3)not embarrass her and 4)not require a ton of supplies.

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I was so focused on the logistics of the party and figuring out how to make it fun, I was wholly unprepared by the outpouring of creativity that gushed forth so effortlessly.

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They just did the project without a lot of fuss, giggles abounding.  No big deal. No Angst.  Unlike us adults, they weren’t stuck on….well, whatever.  They were just hanging out with friends and throwing paint around.
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How I wish I could harness that energy in my own work. I love working with teenagers!

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