Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Carnival of the Creators!

Welcome to the December 2006 edition of the Carnival of the Creators!

Thank you all for your submissions! This month’s carnival features a multitude of creative endeavors from quilts with fish to fashion, thoughtful book reviews and even advice on acting! You will find many interesting posts on art, creativity, philosophy and spirituality. Some post are beautiful, some are serious, some are funny, some are thought provoking and some just leave you wondering! This carnival has something for all of our creative and artistic needs.

So, let's get the carnival started!
Here are some wonderful creative blogs for you to visit:

Art and Creativity:

My very creative friend Cyndi Lavin presents
Small art quilts…with fish! posted at Layers Upon Layers: Mixed Media Art.

Cyndi Lavin also presents
Handmade beaded necklace with a floral medallion posted at Cyndi Lavin. This will be of special interest to those of you who have been following the collaboration between Cyndi and I over the past few weeks. This post reveals the final necklace. You will be absolutely amazed with what Cyndi has created. It’s beautiful! A must see!

My very talented friend Derek Andrews presents
Discussing the Art of Woodturning posted at The Tool Rest.

Edward Duffy presents
work in progress posted at sketchPants.

Mallory presents Inspiring Blogs posted at Miss Malaprop - independent, sustainable, eco-friendly shopping, film, art, fashion, crafts & design, from New Orleans with love.

Cecilia Leibovitz presents Time to Play posted at Little Ida.
Cecilia also presents
Collage Wallpaper posted at Little Ida.

Dan presents
Spirited Away posted at Drawmyface - Behind the Paintbrush.

Will Chen presents Mountain Dew Christmas Tree posted at Wisebread

I just discovered that my former Parsons Classmate and artist extraordinaire Angie Mason has an AMAZING! Beautiful! Stupendous! blog that you must see! I can’t pick just one post because I think the entire blog is a creative experience not to be missed! Seriously! Go check out:
Memory Jar Journal, Brain Spills A Plenty by Angie Mason.

Here is a fun one for you fashion obsessed! F.A.D.Fashion Addict Diary I love the Warhol portraits!

And here is a creative blog that I just can’t get enough of: The Butterfly Collector. A Collection of Fashionable Finds, Jewel Box Treasures, Exotic Art and Decadent Decor! Handmade Delights, Luxurious Shopping, Wonders from the China Cabinet and Secrets from behind the Wardrobe Door, Dramatic Books and Delicious Treats! I just love it! And I know you will too!

Philosophy, Literature and Creative Story Telling:

Isabella Mori presents
What is an Artist? posted at Change Therapy.

Don West presents
The Illusive Hoary Marmot posted at Idle Minutes.

Rocket presents
Waiting Where The Light Goes posted at The Rocketman's Change For A Dollar.

Maria Yu presents
Light Language, Water and Manifestation posted at art-life-spirit.com.

Julie Wilson presents
University Line and there ain't no sunshine. posted at Julie Wilson.

Creative Advice:

Vincent Romaniello presents
Nic Coviello, Art Talk Video, Part 1 posted at ROMANBLOG, art on video.

Paul presents
How to deal with information overload posted at Paul's Tips. Paul wrote; ”A couple of people have sent emails asking me to write about information overload. It seems that a lot of you are drowning in data at the moment, and need some sort of direction about which way to swim. I've thought about it for a bit, and here's my conclusion.”

Victor presents
Dare To Dream « Towards Better Life posted at Victor Fam.

James Corey presents
8 Steps to a Better Project posted at James Corey. This ex-programmer tries his hand at woodworking. He covers everything from shop-built box fan dust collector to building a kitchen utensil holder.

Brian C. Lee presents
How to Break into the Film Industry posted at geniustypes.com.

Surfer Sam presents
How To Be An Artist. Tap Into Your Hidden Inspiration ! Surfer Sam posted at Surfer Sam and Friends.

Brandon Peele presents
Thus Spoke Zarathustra Book Review posted at GT.

Conan Stevens presents
The Most Important Skill As An Extra, Stuntman Or Actor In Movies posted at Conan Stevens Worlds Biggest Action Hero?.

A Creative Break:

Alvaro presents
Well-deserved break: Top 10 Brain Teasers posted at SharpBrains: Your Window into the Brain Fitness Revolution. Sharp Brain has created or refined a number of very illuminating brain teasers that you may find entertaining.

That's it for this month! I hope you enjoyed this presentation of the Carnival of the Creators.

If you would like to submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of the Creators, please use our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page. The Carnival of the Creators is a monthly collection of links to blog posts about creative people and their work. They may be artists, craftspeople, novelists, musicians - in fact anyone who creates something original.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
:) Amy E. Fraser

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