While I've been finishing up some of my quilts, I listen to my favorite podcasts, and watch my favorite quilt/art videos. It keeps my mind busy while my hands do all the work!
I'm sure some of these you might know or recognize - Some you might have watched - Some maybe art new!! But I thought I would share just in case. . . . .
The Art of Quilting - Wisconsin Public Television
I love this video. I've watched it more than once always getting inspiration and also empathizing with the artists. I always think - OMGosh!! Me too!!! It has highlights from Quilt National, Art Quilts of Philadelphia, and the Chicago School of Fusing Members.
QNN (Quilters News Network)
Although this is a sample of their pay for view service, they still keep a lot of great videos on their channel including Quilting Arts and some other PBS shows. I never quite know what's going to show up here!
Ted Talks on Creativity
National Quilters Circle
Need a refresher on all things quilt? Check out this channel!! There is a TON of good basic quilt information on here - including a great video on needles. Just a treasure trove of useful tips!!
The Art Assignment
Looking for catch up with contemporary Art in America?? Here is a weekly series that explores art history through what is happening today through out the country. LOVE it!!
Various Art Museum Channels
Need inspiration? Want to visit art museums without leaving your couch?! Here is the link for you! On this list is a BUNCH of different museums and videos they produced. What's on your bucket list?
Smarthistory - Art, History, Conversation
Want to catch up on some art history in an engaging way? Try this channel. Its like you having a conversation with a professor of art - right there where art is!! They have enough meat to them to be totally educational but not long enough to be too boring or dry!
So I'm not advocating you ditching your sewing machine to veg out on the couch with your laptop. . . BUT if you do find yourself wanting a little visual stimulation or inspiration - give these a try.
Do you have any suggestions for me to try?