Theme Thursday #8: 7/2/09

Today’s Theme Thursday is less of a theme and more fun ideas, readings and items you may miss if you don’t scour the Web regularly. I don’t either, but people are starting to send me links and I’m gleefully passing them on.

Pencil tip, Q. McDonald

Pencil tip, Q. McDonald

I like graffiti, particularly if it’s not on my property. I find it inventive and a great combination of words and art. This graffiti is done in moss, and, best of all, they tell you how to do it, too.

Nathan Sawaya is a brick artist–he makes sculptures out of bricks. This link takes you to his Lego art–those little plastic connecting blocks that warms the hard of every kid. Nathan does some amazing things–the yellow torso made me gasp with surprise.

Love your doodles? Turn them into a charm and wear them! Doodle Art does just that–it puts your art on a sterling disk and gives you a rubber stamps as well. Money well spent, I pencil_tipthink.

Another journal brand worth knowing about–Field Notes. Sturdy take-along notebooks in Kraft and clever colors. Hurry if you want to snag the “Grass-Stain Green” one, the grid on the pages matches the cover. 3.5 x 5 inches, they are a perfect take-along size, and don’t bleed through when I use my fountain pen.

pencil_tipPete Harbeson, a frequent comment-leaver on this site, sent me  the note, “You’ll love this site.” He was right. It shows art supplies no longer in use, made obsolete or no longer in favor, and it shows them in loving photographic details and explanation. If you remember rubber cement and the thinner Bestine, you will love poking around the site.

Dan Baum was a writer for the New Yorker, at a time when “staff writer” meant “writer for hire and no benefits. He wrote incredible proposals, all worth reading. You’ll have to click (or double click if you use Windows) on the black diamonds to read the proposals.

Send me your suggestions in the comments or post your own.


Prior Theme Thursdays:

Creative Play 6/25/09 * * *    Creative Play 6/18/09 ***   Creative Play 6/11/09 ***   Creative Play 6/4/09 *** CreativePlay 5/21/09 ***   Creative Play 5/14/09, ***     Creative Play 5/7/09

—Quinn McDonald is a life- and certified creativity coach. She teaches people how to write and give presentations. She also  manages four journals that travel the world.

One thought on “Theme Thursday #8: 7/2/09

  1. Pingback: Journal Prompts: Quotes and Notes « QuinnCreative

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