Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

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January 5, 2018

Imperial Fabergé Eggs and Their Surprises

Fabergé eggs are not only beautiful on the outside, but also on the inside where they hold incredible surprises.

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sparkly yellow image that says happy 2018 new years resolutions artists

December 28, 2017

4 Powerful New Year’s Resolutions Artists Should Make in 2018

For artists, the New Year is the perfect time to take stock of dreams, desires, and goals. There is something powerful about writing them down on paper or smearing a vision board with images that represent them. www.segmation.com

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December 22, 2017

The Redemption of John Leech, Illustrator of Dickens “A Christmas Carol”

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”

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the hunters in the snow by pieter bruegel the elder

December 16, 2017

3 Famous Paintings that Celebrate Snow

Artists like Van Gogh and Monet loved snow. They proved it by creating pieces of art that attempted to capture the beauty of snow. www.segmation.com

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a jessie willcox smith illustration from the 1912 edition of "twas the night before christmas"

December 12, 2017

Jessie Willcox Smith’s “Twas The Night Before Christmas” Illustrations

“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.”

What a beautiful thought this is. Even more beautiful are the memories these words evoke in many of us who associate the poem with the Christmas season. www.segmation.com

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row of colorful chalks

December 8, 2017

Pantone’s Spring 2018 Fashion Color Trend Report is Here

Color lovers around the world wait expectantly each year for Pantone’s declaration of its color of the year. www.segmation.com

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December 5, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Paint-by-Number

Paint-by-number is perfect just how it is. However, a 21st Century version of paint-by-number is Segmation SegPlay PC, a digital paint-by-number game compatible with Windows PC. Segmation SegPlay PC is the coolest, newest way to paint-by-number (www.segmation.com).

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Angelica Kauffmann

November 30, 2017

Why Have So Many Female Artists Been Left Out of Art History?

Art history textbooks are nearly void of female artists. Is this because female artists were rarities in the past? Not hardly. Just as there is a large number of women artists in the here and now, there was probably a huge amount in the there and then. The question is “why are women artists getting left out of art history?” It’s critical that we find the answer to this quandary. Without it, history may repeat itself as it relates to women in the arts. www.segmation.com

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woman holding her face in her hands

November 24, 2017

Art Can Heal Your Broken Heart

Have the recent traumas happening around the world diminished your belief in the goodness of humanity? If so, there is a cure for your broken heart: art. > Art Therapy Soothes the Soul www.segmation.com

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thanksgiving produce

November 22, 2017

The Meaning of Thanksgiving’s Colors

Are you a fan of fall colors? Is Thanksgiving your favorite holiday to decorate for? If so, you’ll love learning about the meaning behind Thanksgiving’s bountiful colors.

Every holiday has a specific set of colors associated with it. For Thanksgiving, those colors are warm, rich, and comforting. www.segmation.com

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November 14, 2017

Artist Amedeo Modigliani’s Story

Amedeo Modigliani’s life story is tragic, but his art is beautiful. If only it could have been celebrated during his life as it was and is after his death.

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hand lettered paper that says "act"

November 6, 2017

Artist Ciara Leroy Explains Why Weird is Wonderful and Strange is Pretty

Weird is wonderful. Strange is pretty. I’m pretty strange, and I love it. I hope my brand helps other people get in touch with the beautifully strange things about themselves. www.segmation.com

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woman with a book by pablo picasso

October 25, 2017

2 Things You Might Not Know About Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso. That name continues to ring through history. We read about Pablo Picasso in art history textbooks, see him portrayed in film and novels, and hang prints of his artwork on our living room walls. The world loves Picasso, but few individuals know the details of his life. They understand that he was a fantastic artist, but that’s the extent of many people’s knowledge of him.

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four small orange pumpkins in a crate DIY fall decor

October 11, 2017

3 Cheap, Artistic DIY Fall Décor Ideas

What is it about autumn that beckons us to break out the pumpkins and carving knives and create an artistic, fall-themed vignette for a front porch or fireplace? It seems that the moment the leaves begin to change colors, our artistic inner selves are awakened and provoked to create something beautiful for friends, family, and neighbors.

Does the approach of Halloween or the fall season in general make you want to create cozy décor for your home?

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image of a desert

October 4, 2017

How to Find Artistic Inspiration in Dry Times

Sometimes, artists go through dry spells. In fact, probably every artist has found his or herself in this place at least once. A creative drought isn’t just discouraging; for the professional artist, it can also be financially damaging. After all, how people create quality art that sells when they can’t muster up good creative work? The answer is that they must find inspiration.

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