Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

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February 13, 2017

3 Reasons Why Art Won’t Break Your Heart on Valentine’s Day

This year, if you have no one to love on Valentine’s Day, why not fall in love with art? After all, art will never break your heart! Read on to discover a few reasons why art is truly an ideal object of one’s affections.

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February 12, 2017

What Is Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017?

“What will Pantone’s color of the year be for 2017?” That’s a question that’s been on the minds of art lovers, color enthusiasts, and generally curious people for the latter part of 2016. Pantone is really good at piquing people’s interest.

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Master violinmaker Eric Benning

February 8, 2017

Exclusive Interview with Master Violinmaker Eric Benning, Rising Star In the “Golden Age of Modern American Violinmaking”

Eric Benning’s instruments speak for themselves. (Head over to his shop located on Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles if you want to discover this firsthand.) Today, the man himself speaks out about his experience as a master violinmaker: the highs and lows of it, his passions surrounding it, and his deep commitment to his craft. You will find Segmation’s exclusive interview with Master Violinmaker Eric Benning, Rising Star In the “Golden Age of Modern American Violinmaking”.

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January 27, 2017

But will blue always be for boys? And will pink forever be a girl’s color?

Whoever said blue is for boys and pink is for girls?

Even though it is true today, color has not always perceived this way. Before the middle of the 20th century, children were not assigned gender specific colors. But will blue always be for boys?

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January 23, 2017

8 Artists Every Child Should Know About

In today’s world, most children are definitely not being exposed to a sufficient amount of art. Instead, they are staring mindlessly into an iPad screen and watching YouTube, or watching television for hours. What a tragedy. There is nothing inherently wrong with YouTube and television, but there is something very wrong with the absence of art in a child’s (or adult’s) life. These precious souls should be nourished with the rich fare of beautiful, soul-shaping works of art.

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January 15, 2017

3 New Year’s Resolutions Every Artist Should Make

There is something about verbalizing resolutions that makes them seem more real and also helps you become accountable to yourself for them. Are you an artist? Have you not yet set any New Year’s resolutions?

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January 12, 2017

Exploring Personal Color Analysis (PCA): The True Winter Season

Are you a “Winter”? Would you like to find out what Winter-type people look like and what clothing and makeup colors suit them best? If so, read on!

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January 7, 2017

A Few of Our Favorite Things About Winter

“Brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things!” These famous lyrics have been celebrated since they were first published in 1959. Imagine for a moment that this song’s title has been changed to “My Favorite Things…About Winter,” and you are the star singer (in this fantasy, you are a great singer!) If this were the case, what would you sing about? Electric blankets on cold nights? A Starbucks Peppermint Mocha? Take a moment to compile a mental list of your very favorite things about the winter season. If you have trouble making your list, you are welcome to borrow from ours.

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Rocking Rooster by SegPlay Mobile

December 31, 2016

Dress for Happiness for a Happy New Year

Prepare for a fun night this New Year’s Eve. Be sure to dress for happiness, health, and success in the year ahead. Wear shades of green, brown, black, and blue. According to Feng shui, this harmony may suit you.

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December 25, 2016

How Art Impacted Our Modern Image of Santa Claus

Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas, is a figure who is cemented in the hearts of people all over the world. He transcends time and place, age and culture. He is an enduring symbol of comfort and joy. Children see his image and think of presents; adults see his image and remember their youth. He is represented in movies, art, literature, and music. Before we take a moment to explore art pieces inspired by Santa Claus, let’s discover his origins.

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December 24, 2016

Everything’s Going Gluten-Free Food, Including Famous Artwork

Are you thinking, “Wait…how can art be gluten-free?” We understand. It sounds crazy, but gluten-free art is a trend. It may not be around for long, but it’s fun for art lovers who are passionate about the avoidance of gluten.

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Cate Linden, Dark Autumn

December 2, 2016

See Personal Color Analysis (PCA) Through the Eyes of Color Analyst Cate Linden

We here at Segmation are continuously fascinated by the incredible power color has to beautify, heal, captivate, and empower. We aren’t the only ones obsessed with color, though. Millions of like-minded people around the globe share our passion. Many of these individuals are artists in the traditional sense of the word (painters, illustrators, fashion designers, etc.). However, there is a type of artist whose entire world revolves around color: the professional color analyst.

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December 1, 2016

Cheap Ways to Decorate Your Home with Evergreen for the Holidays

While decorating with evergreen during the holiday season is popular, it is not a fad. On the contrary, it has been a tradition for centuries. In her article Symbolism of Christmas Evergreens, Margaret Realy wrote, “Evergreens for early Christians symbolized everlasting life because their boughs stay green all year.” Today, evergreen is used in holiday decorating by individuals of many different faiths.

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November 25, 2016

Artists Norman Rockwell and Hannah Rothstein Created Two Very Different Types of Thanksgiving-Themed Art

You’d be hard-pressed to find a soul who isn’t familiar with Norman Rockwell. He is the quintessential American artist, and he became famous by creating magazine covers for the Saturday...

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November 10, 2016

The Life and Work of Spanish Painter Joaquin Sorolla

Are you a fan of Joaquin Sorolla? If so, no doubt you’d like to re-create some of his art. You can do this with SegPlay PC, our digital paint-by-number game. You’ll love digitally “painting” Sorolla’s works of art onto your Windows PC. Take a look at SegPlay PC and our Joaquin Sorolla pattern today!

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