Artsy Blogging Links for May 11, 2013

How has your week been going? You know, this week I’ve thought a lot about happiness, goodness, evil, and our crazy world. There are terrible things happening in the world, and at the same time, at the very same time, you’ll hear of something amazing and beautiful happen in the midst of it. All of it has me feeling very reflective.

To that end, I think the world needs more beauty in every form, including art. Here are the links this week from my amazingly talented friends.


June wants to know… do you like your doodles in black and white, or with color? She’s got a very unscientific poll running… and a couple of bribes for some of those who vote.


Amigurumi Gang 
The amigurumi gang is all packed up and ready to go to their new homes.


Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at our crafty world 
This week at Craftside there are 6 prompts to spark your creativity and a tutorial on how to paint sparkles on water along with a pattern for knitting and crocheting cute little candies and a recipe for brat burgers.


How to Make Pretty Ruffled Ribbon to Dress Up Packages and Cards 
Make shimmery ruffled bows using plain old rayon bias tape sprayed with glimmer mist. The bias tape crinkles up into pretty ruffles as it dries.


Ice Cream Crafts: 10 Tasty Ideas 
Celebrate the summer season with ice cream crafts (both edible and just nice to look at). Here are some favorites!


Mixed Media Artist 
Cyndi decided to see how many different quick and easy (and cheap!) ideas she could come up with to use up left over quilt batting.



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