Category Archives: Art, Books, Music


Rangoli are patterned art laid on the doorstep, floor, or courtyard during Indian festivals, like Diwali. They go by a host of names in different regions, like Kolam in southern India. They are made from colored cornstarch (Gulam, the same powder used during Holi), colored rice, or even flowers.  You can make your own Gulam: Here’s a slightly different recipe,… (more…)

Lena Danya Speed Painting

  Lena Danya has a whole YouTube channel full of speed-painting goodness.

Beads Poet

Bead trees are nothing new, but Beads Poet are particularly lovely and skillful. See more at her deviantArt gallery.

Wall art by Julli

I am not so much into kawaii, but this is cool, and a lot of fun to watch.

Paper Dolls by Maki Hino

  Maki Hino used to make dolls in the corner of her kitchen, thus, the name of her website.

Nika in Wonderland

Found a new art journal blogger! I love sped-up videos of the process. And she actually uses those Heidi Swapp two-part stencils the way they’re supposed to be used.

Jenny Schukin

  See more at her deviantArt page, facebook page, and Etsy shop.

Rubis Firenos

  Rubis Firenos on deviantArt.

France Papillon

France Papillon is one of the first artists I followed when I started art journaling. Her style is unique, and her videos are watchable. Here is the latest.

Mesmerizing Creation of Japanese Kokeshi Doll

鳴子系こけし/こけしの岡仁 from dmp on Vimeo.