Live Muses Open their Creative Hearts

Journey of the Heart
by Julie Robbins


Stephanie Hansen - Papier Mache
Aletta Mes - Feast of St. Nicolas
Stan Vogt - Photography Retrospective
Carol Abel -Moving Collage
Aletta Mes - Sparrow Girl
Carol Abel - Artistic Trading Cards
Edwina Peterson Cross - Study of Doors
Lois Daley - Heart Journey
Gail Kavanagh - Frida Kahlo
Gail Kavanagh - Making a Gypsy Caravan
Karen Roberts - Milagros
Shari Vogt - Soul Collage
Shari Vogt - Remembrance Balms

Transparencies - Jane Tilton

Playground for Muses

The Creativity Portal Playground features imaginative art and craft projects, fun how-to articles, and an assortment of online resources for creative, interactive, and imagination inducing places online. This site is a great resource for parents, teachers, and kids at heart!

If you are looking for kid- and adult-friendly arts and crafts projects then you'll love the Portal's selection of step-by-step activities and printable computer crafts that can be made with simple materials. Whether it's polymer clay, material and fabric, paint and markers, foamy shapes, tissue or crepe paper, these ideas will inspire your imagination and lead you off into creating your projects.

A Sample Selection of Portal Projects

Printmaking & Rubber Stamping If you've ever had the urge to make your own rubber stamps, this is a great primer into basic printmaking techniques.

Novelty Money Plant Project The novelty Money Plant makes a perfect gift for those times when cash is the best gift of all: graduations, anniversaries, birthdays, retirements, and other special occasions. Includes a free novelty seed packet to download and print.

Puzzling ARTifact - Found Art! Be adventurous and paint some puzzling Found Art! Found Art "strives to make the world a better place right now by empowering people across to globe to share on a soul level."

Painted Dream Journal With a blank book cover as your canvas, imagine the artistic possibilities you can paint into your own dream journal.

Paper Doll Advent Calendar

This delightful advent calendar is full of great images to colour and wonderful information about Christmas. It will keep everyone occupied for many days. Thanks to Sylvia Kleindinst for the link.





December 14 2005

Visit Live Muses for Inspiration

Here in Australia everyone is preparing for the long summer holidays and this means that there is time to undertake some creative projects.

When we celebrated All Soul's Day on the Soul Food Silk Road Gail Kavanagh set about making an altered book as a tribute to the life of Frida Kahlo.

Consider whose life you would like to celebrate and think of following Gail's lead. Begin gathering supplies to make your altered books. Here is a wonderful list for Art Rat Packers to help you in your quest to find useful objects that can be recycled.

Alternatively you might follow Carol Abel's lead and make Artistic Trading Cards that could be framed in small collections.

This section is designed to help stimulate creativity and provide alternative ways of seeing art.