Hi and welcome back to the final week of 2019 on the Chrissie Murphy Designs blog. Today I’m sharing my Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019 as determined by WordPress Stats! These are the posts that have had the most reads this year. So without further ado, let’s have a look at them, counting down from number 10 to my most popular post at number 1.
10. Tangle Roadtest of Derwent Inktense pencils
At the time when I wrote this post, I hadn’t been using my Derwent Inktense pencils for creating much during the year. I decided to use them to create a tile and I ended up falling in love with them all over again. It caused me to head out and buy myself a larger set, so I could have a greater colour range. This post was my Roadtest of the set, a full review of how they performed for creating art. And it details why I love them so much for tangling.
9. Focus on Imbedded
This was a post that run through a month of focusing on the Tangle pattern, Imbedded, by Alena Light. I enjoyed playing with this tangle pattern as it‘s not one I would normally use or choose for my work. Doing so caused me to see the pattern with fresh eyes. I believe that’s a very beneficial skill to develop when creating art.
8. Beachy Radial Blossom Tangle
This was a creative process mapping post about a tile I worked on during the year. It was called a Beachy Radial Blossom.
7. Focus on Flux
This was another post wrapping up a month long focus on a tangle pattern called Flux, by Zentangle®. I absolutely loved the variations that came from this focus and I have continued to use them in my work throughout the year.
6. Artist Interview with Anica Gabrovec, CZT
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to interview Anica this year. Her work has become so well known and respected in the tangling community. Gaining some insight into her creative processes was fantastic and her story was so well received here on the blog.
5. Tangled Trio of Tissoooh Tile
This was a creative process mapping post about a tile I worked on during the year. It was called a Tangled Trio of Tissooh.
4. One of the Secrets to Growth as an Artist
This is the post that I’m most surprised made it to the Top 10. I had no idea it was going to be as successful as what it was and I’m thrilled it’s taken out P4. Without giving away spoilers, I’m passionate about this for developing yourself creatively as an artist. So to have it be as well received as what it was, is something I’m really encouraged by.
3. Stacked Stripes, a Morphed and Gemmed Tangle Tile
This was a creative process mapping post about a tile I worked on during the year. It was called a Stacked Stripes, a Morphed and Gemmed Tangle Tile.
2. New Wave Tangling
Man, this is something I need to continue to push in to. New Wave Tangling was my take on taking something old and making it new again. I used an old Zentangle tile I finished a few years ago and re worked it using the skills and colouring techniques I’d learned since. The result is a completely different tile, something I called “new wave tangling”.
1. Is Technology Limiting Creativity?
I’ve shared this post a few times this year, and for the second year in a row it’s taken out P1 as my most popular blog post. It’s a divisive issue, with people having strong opinions on each side of the fence. It’s been raging online for years and I share my thoughts on the issue in this post
That’s a wrap on my Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019
So that’s my Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019 (as determined by WordPress Stats!). Is there a post you loved that’s not in the Top 10? I’d love to know which posts have moved or helped you this year.
Has there been one that gave you revelation on something you’d been working through, or is there one that helped you to make a decision about something? Whatever it may be…. I just know I’d love to hear about it. It helps me to plan my content going forward. So leave me a comment below and tell me what worked and didn’t work for you on the blog this year.
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Until next time, listen to your heart and sharpen your coloured pencils. A masterpiece awaits!
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2 thoughts on “My Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019”
Love the post on technology and creativity! It can be a great tool in the hands of people. It has definitely helped to advance creativity in different forms.
Thanks Karina, that’s so true 😊