The Creative Chronicles Newsletter – October 2020

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The Creative Chronicles Newsletter – October 2020

“The desire to create is one the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Well Hello There!

I hope you’re enjoying “HearthMagic” my *free* online Creative Fire Workshop. As we continue with this “great pause” and our endeavors to social distance feel more challenging than ever, I thought I might be able to collect a bit of artistic whimsy and crafting inspiration from around the world wide web and send it straight to everyone’s inbox. A little lift to perhaps an otherwise mundane day. Goodness me, I know I need it!

  • To share a quote
  • To nourish creative curosity
  • To send you seeking a spark of joy out on the webs
  • To affirm we are all worthy

I hope you find in this newsletter a dash of play and even just the tiniest bit of Light. If you prefer to unsubscribe, I certainly understand a tidy inbox.

Without further ado… let’s see what’s interesting and inspiring out there…

Top Creative Picks

Makeup Tutorial

Get inspired to create your very own Mexican Day of the Dead sugar skulls look with

Michelle Phan wildly popular La Bella Muerte… The Beautiful Death makeup tutorial.

get inspired >>

Halloween Jack-O-Latern

Waiting for that perfectly inspired design for your Jack-O-Lantern? Steal pumpkin-carving design ideas from this impressive harvest, plucked from the archives of our annual “This Old House” Pumpkin Carving Contest.

get inspired >>

Art Journal Pages

Looking to add just the right dash of marigolds to your Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) art journal page? Check out this turtorial on the alicelovesdrawing YouTube channel!

get inspired >>

Creative Reading

8 Ways to Stay Creative in Quarantine

These are trying, busy times. But art can act as a stress reliever.

Not everyone can just sit around and work on their opus. These are trying, busy times. But art can act as a stress reliever, and there are lots of small ways to add creativity to your quarantine routine. I asked our writers and editors to share a few.


I was never “enough” to make zines, never cool enough or arty enough—never punk-rock enough. But when a friend held an impromptu class on the storied practice, I decided to muscle up and pretend that I am. My conclusion? I am—you are—absolutely everything enough, so grab some pens and whatever else you’ve got lying around, cut up those old Atlantic issues (only after you’ve savored every word), and document this weird phase of life in an eight-page DIY magazine.

As a bonus, let your tiny human make a rainbow out of the paper scraps you aren’t using.

Read the full article by Caroline Mimbs Nyce, senior associate editor at The Atlantic.

Other Fun Link 🧡

Get ready for Halloween and cook some delicious candy corn glazed chicken wings! 🔥💥🍗

View Diego Rivera mural, “Sueño de una tarde dominical en la Alameda Central” or “Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in the Alameda Central”

See beautiful photos of Day of the Dead. These vibrant Día de los Muertos traditions honor the dead and remind the living of our fragility.

Head over to Kolaj Magazine and get to know Gabriela Szulman’s humorous and whimsical work, with splashes of vibrant colour and random connections between images.

What Is Samhain? Learn what to know about the ancient pagan festival that came before Halloween with this Time Magazine article.

Sign up for the “Altered Card” course with 2KatStudios to learn how to create our own deck of oracle cards, Nov 17 & 18.
follow along for more fun, creative, inspired content

The Fall 2020 Edition of “The Collage Chronicles” is here! Share Your Collage Endeavors Anywhere. Public Domain, Royalty-Free images for your all collage artwork.
get your copy, get inspired, go collage

Discover, Embrace & Celebrate Your Creative Self. Online Courses to Support Your Creative Journey.

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