Category Archives: Art

Review of Draw Your Day by Samantha Dion Baker

I love to look at art journals. For example, I love the blog Sketch Away, by Suhita Shirodkar, in which she records her days. I dream of being outside, pulling out my sketchbook, and drawing what I experience. But I have … Continue reading

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An Interview with Judy Dykstra-Brown, Teacher, Artist, Poet

This article first appeared on ARHtistic License. When I first started blogging more than six years ago, one of the first blogs I discovered was lifelessons–a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown. I took part in blogging challenges, and so did Judy. As … Continue reading

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The Artist’s Perspective

I see gorgeous old wood peeking out from behind peeling paint; what should be transparent, isn’t; the missing pane of glass is a portal into darkness. Now it’s your turn. What do you see? Share in the comments below.

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Fra Angelico, the Angelic Friar

Fra Angelico (born Guido di Pietro circa 1395—died February 18, 1455) was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. His nickname in English-speaking countries, Fra Angelico, means the “Angelic friar,” referring to his devout and humble demeanor.  He earned his reputation primarily … Continue reading

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Tangles for Christmas by ARHuelsenbeck

This article first appeared on ARHtistic License last December. For the last month, I’ve been zentangling Christmas themes. The Facebook Zentangle group I’m a member of, Tangle All Around, spent two weeks designing wreaths. Here’s one I made using the pattern Twistee: This … Continue reading

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St. Anthony’s Monastery, Part II: the Iconography

One of the highlights of my trip to St. Anthony’s Monastery last fall was the many icons displayed in the church and the chapels. They were brought over from Greece. Some of them look to me like hand-painted originals, others … Continue reading

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An Interview with an Artist: Vesna Taneva-Miller, by ARHuelsenbeck

Meet Vesna Taneva-Miller, folk dancer, quilter, painter, jewelry maker, crocheter and crafter. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing her for years, since she dances with the Phoenix International Folk Dancers, but I didn’t know how talented she is in the arts … Continue reading

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Video: The Unicorn in Captivity

Sharing a discussion about my favorite tapestry by Khan Academy:

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I is for Icon…by ARHuelsenbeck

This article first appeared on ARHtistic License. An icon (from Greek εἰκών eikōn “image”) is a religious work of art, usually a portrait-style painting, used in Eastern Orthodox churches and homes. The most common subjects are Christ, Mary, and saints. Eastern Orthodox tradition holds that the creation of … Continue reading

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Review: The Story of With by Allen Arnold

This review first appeared on ARHtistic License. In January, I attended a writers’ mini-conference given by Christian Writers of the West. The guest speaker was Allen Arnold, former fiction editor for Thomas Nelson. He spoke at length about inspiration and creativity … Continue reading

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