Chronicling the Creative Journey
Chronicling the Creative Journey : Artist & Crafter Journals

Chronicling the Creative Journey

Artist & Crafter Journals

Updated 7/4/15

Featured Blogs

Cynthia Staples' Words & Images: A Place of Creative Expression
Writer and photographer Cynthia Staples' blog — follow her creative ramblings through the world.

Deanne Fitzpatrick's Create Beauty Every Day Blog
In my blog at I play with ideas, record thoughts about art, life, creativity and rug hooking. The blog is a playground that focuses on small town life, rug hooking, food, creativity, in an artful way. I think my blog has become as much a part of my art as my real art. I approach it like an art project. I experiment. I play with it. I learn about it and from it. I collaborate. My journey as a blogger is just another way I have found to be an artist.

Lynda Lehmann's Peripheral Vision
"Peripheral Vision" combines nature photography and abstract painting with ideas about life, creativity, and earth-stewardship. I'm interested in the spiritual aspect of art-making and how it reflects our connection to the universe.

Judy Wood Art Photography
Photos and text reflecting the artist's surroundings and lifestyle on the Canadian prairies, emphasis on animals and nature.

Active Artist & Crafter Blogs

Amy Oestreicher's Allspice & Acrylics Blog
I am an artist, performer, musician, foodie, creator, and life-lover on a beautiful detour after at age 18, a sudden blood clot caused me to fall into a coma for months. Piecing together my life after my initial dreams of performing musical theatre took a turn into broader horizons. I believe it is my mission to spread messages of hope and strength while doing what I love to do, which is CREATE. Art, Music, Theatre, Writing — the world is full of everyday miracles and beautiful detours.

Amarettogirl On Living an Art-Full Life
Blog of Latina artist Marisol Diaz. "I am a visual artist, writer and educator. As a visual art educator I I believe in that daily life should be infused with artistic play and that innovation and creativity are paramount to thriving as an individual, a home and a planet."

Collage Diva
Join Kathryn Antyr on her creative journey. The creative process is explored with fun collage/mixed media projects and personal reflections.

Creative Inspirations
A chronicle of my creative journey through faith in all art forms: collage, altered art, painting, writing, and inspirational quotes for the creative person.

Ginger Pixels ~ An Illustrator's Journal
It is an ongoing illustrator's journal in pictures and words for my children's book illustrations. I often add instructional items in between illustration posts.

iHanna's Blog: Art, Craft, & Creativity in Everyday Life
In il Bloggo, written by iHanna, you can follow a creative journey which includes everything from knitting to collage, photography to sewing; painting, reading, quilting, recycling, mixed media — and more!

Julie Ann Shahin's Inspiration for Generation C (Creative Crafty Content)
My journey as an artist who serves on several design teams in the scrapbook industry as well as being featured in related books, magazines, at CHA (the Craft & Hobby Association bi-annual trade show), and on QVC. Blog includes scrapbooking and creative ideas and tips.

Lisa Crone's A Bead A Day
Appreciating the individual beauty of beads and the unique works of art they are used to create! Daily posts include beads, findings, designers, projects and blogrolls.

Liz Plummer: Surface Pattern Designer
Quilt Artist Liz Plummer's blog about the influences on her work, inspiration, daily life, and the processes of creating using paint, dyes, fabrics and thread.

Tina Mammoser Paintings — In the Studio, On the Shore
I am a full time painter in London and have a blog that follows my work, ideas and inspiration from the British coastline as I create my paintings in the studio. It is insight into my day to day life in the studio as an artist, a mixture of work in progress, techniques, sketching, stories from "the front" of the art gallery world, and news of my activities.

PAPELUSTRO: Cut & Paste (Portuguese)
PAPELUSTRO is all about my scissor's hands tales! Welcome to a creativity journey amongst shapes and colours that inhabit children's stories and our mysterious world!

Polymer Clay and Children
Garie teaches children how to use polymer clay for school art projects, to develop fine motor skills, and improve hand and eye coordination. His blog showcases his own creations plus an assortment of kids projects.

Virginia A. Spiegel
Join me as I make art, think about art, and share my creative process and love of color and nature. Special photo each Inspiration Tuesday.

More Blogs

Angela Cartwright's Said & Done — In the Shadows of An Unruly Artist
Angela Cartwright's blog, Said and Done — In the shadow of an unruly artist, explores with candor, the life and times of the unruly artist/actress.

An Artist In Brooklyn
A Brooklyn artist writing about the creative process, overcoming creative blocks, and the ordinary business of making art.

Art in Every Day
This blog is in acknowledgement of and gratitude for the art that is present in our every day, with focus on my colorful, intuitively-made mandalas.

Brush Fire Painting Blog
Naomi Rifkin's Brush Fire Painting Blog is a forum for discovery, inquiry and inspiration. We aim to explore the theories, execution and lived experience of creativity.

Dar Hosta's Celebration of Art, Education & Running
I am an author/illustrator/educator who blogs each Monday about being more creative through curriculum-integrated arts, fitness and collaboration. With each blog article I try to provide links for my readers to explore, projects for them to try and encouragement for small changes. My primary focus is teachers, however, my message is universal.

Laura Thykeson's Altered Art & Mixed Media Blog
I am a self-taught artist who designed and sold commissioned artwork and painted clothing and purses for 20 years (and now) am working from home. My blog documents my creative journey in art, writing, poetry, altered books, altered art, and being a creative writer.

Russian Queen of Balloons
The personal blog of Russian balloon artist Irina aka "The Russian Queen of Balloons". It serves as an inspiration for others who want to learn balloon sculpting.

Shannon Ganshorn's Musings On Realities
Initially I was shy to share my own work. I started the blog as a challenge to myself to diligently create art and share it on a daily basis. It has really become a labour of love.

Sporadic Packrat
My blog is a collection of crazy quilting, clothing, and fiber art projects, and will hopefully inspire you to try hand sewing and embroidery.

Terri Conrad Designs
I am a professional artist with licensed product in the craft and home decor markets. In my blog content,I endeavor to encourage, nurture and inspire the unique beauty, beloved spirit and unlimited possibilities in the female spirit. My goal is serve my readers by facilitating their tapping into these qualities through creative exploration.

Valerie's Creative Journey
Here contains my ongoing record of making my imaginings visible. My collages, writings, paintings, my art philosophies and drawings will end up here.

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