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15+ Art News & Creative Stories Worth Sharing

I love reading about art news and creative stories and tips. So once again I’ve rounded up the most interesting Art & Creative News stories worth sharing from the last little while. In these round-ups I try to focus on inspiring and motivating Art stories you may have missed.

15+ Art News & Creative Stories Worth Sharing

  1. "Why we love the art we love: Edward Burtynsky on the beauty of photography" in The Globe and Mail
    1. I'm a long-time fan of  Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and was fascinated with this interview and photoshoot of his studio in The Globe and Mail. Burtynsky describes how he started photographing at a young age and talks about his favorite photographs that inspired him. This interview is the first in a new series from The Globe and Mail and Wondereur meant to "approach radically different minds engaged in culture across the country and around the world.I really enjoyed this interview of Edward Burtnsky and can't wait to see what The Globe and Mail and Wondereur come up with next.
  2. Coloring Books for Adults 
    1. Coloring books are all the rage these days! "Colouring books for adults top Amazon bestseller list" via The Guardian
    2. Even The Game of Thrones is getting a coloring book: "Pencils are coming: Game of Thrones to release official colouring book" from The Telegraph
    3. Here are "16 Colouring Books That Are Perfect For Grown-Ups" via Buzzfeed.
    4. I recommend "Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book" by Johanna Basford, which I bought for myself and also gave as a birthday gift to my hipster cousin (she was thrilled!)
    5. I made a colouring card for Mother's Day and plan to do the same for Father's Day
    6. Happy Mother's Day Colouring Sheet 2 Elephants Happy Mother's Day Colouring Sheet 2 Elephants
  3. "Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthalerat The Rose Art Museum (Brandeis University) got excellent reviews
    1. Review from The New York Times: ‘Pretty Raw’ Recounts Helen Frankenthaler’s Influence on the Art World
    2. "Subversive Color at the Rose Art Museum" from Hyperallergic
  4. Productivity Tips for Enjoying Your Vacation & Handling Work
    1. It's the time of year when everyone goes on vacation. Here are some useful articles for enjoying your time off but still being productive...
    2. "5 Rules for a Vacation that's Truly Worth It" from Harvard Business Review
    3. "How to Take a Productive Yet Refreshing Vacation" from Harvard Business Review ArtNews June 2015The Cover of ArtNews, June 2015
  5. Women and Art
    1. The entire June 2015 issue of ArtNews is on Women in the Artworld
    2. "Female Artists in Their  70s, 80s, and 90s We Should Have Known About Decades Ago" via The New York Times
    3. "Art by Women Accounted for Less Than 3 Percent of the Total Haul at May’s Big Contemporary Art Sales in New York" via ArtNews
  6. Toronto Art News

    1. The AGO announced an exhibition this fall of Turner paintings from the Tate Britain. I can't wait to see it!
    2. A Gorgeous new pavilion is coming to OCAD University via BlogTO
  7. Follow Your Passion: The Reasons People Don’t Follow Their Passions, and What You Can Do via Lifehacker
  8. Stop Taking Photos & Start Drawing
    1. "Why you should stop taking pictures on your phone and learn to draw"
  9. Daily Drawing Project: I reached over 100 days in a row of daily drawing then almost ended the project without realizing it. Luckily I remembered at the end of day, getting out of bed to draw.Teddy Bear #2, June 2015, Pencil on Paper Drawing, 9" x 12", 2015. Rachael Grad Fine Art Teddy Bear #2, June 2015, Pencil on Paper Drawing, 9" x 12", 2015.
  10. Funny Mom & Parenting Graphics
    1. So this isn't really related to art or creativity but I'm loving the hilarious mom infographics by Robin Welling over on Scary Mommy including "The Oversharing Mom’s Handbook" and "Do You Really Need to Wear Pants Today?" If you're a parent, go check out Scary Mommy. It's my favorite parenting blog!
    2. On that note, another gem from Scary Mommy: "You Can Now Be On A Game Show During Childbirth. Not kidding".

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