Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

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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November 2, 2016

Study Reveals How the Brain Reacts to Art

How does the Brain react to Art?  What gives a painting, drawing, or sculpture value? A recent study suggests that the answer to this question is perception. When a creation...

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October 25, 2016

Becoming Faith Ringgold: Her Quilts Tell Stories

Faith Ringgold has made an art out of telling her life story through art. She is proving that one person’s story can change the world.

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October 19, 2016

Art That Reminds Us Of Halloween

Here at Segmation (www.segmation.com), we appreciate this time of year. Not only do we enjoy creating Halloween-themed products for our customers; we also love seeing art that reminds us of the soon-approaching night of fright. Read on to discover just a few art pieces that are all at once stylish, classic, and pretty darn scary.

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October 12, 2016

Art Exhibition Celebrates Love Between Famous Artists

Everyone is vulnerable to being hurt by love…especially artists. Why? Because artists tend to feel emotions on a deeper level than the average Joe. However, these individuals are equally vulnerable to the joys of love.

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October 7, 2016

Belle Meade Street Art and Music Row Sculpture Make Nashville Beautiful

Photos don’t do the art of Nashville justice. Its masterpieces are best seen in person. But, if you can’t take a trip down south (or up north, depending on where you live), reading about the Nashville art scene will do.

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October 3, 2016

Would You Take Your Pet to a Dog-Friendly Art Exhibition?

On August 19th, an unusual event took place in London: a dog-friendly art exhibition!

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September 23, 2016

How Artist Grandma Moses Changed the World

Grandma Moses began pursuing art at age 78. In her lifetime, she achieved great success. This was partly due to her unconventional attitude about herself. Artist Grandma Moses Changed the World By Proving That Destiny Looks Different for Each Person.

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September 15, 2016

4 Historical Feminist Artists You Should Know About

Sometimes it seems like most of the historical artists we hear about are men. This is tragic. Until just a few decades ago, women in the arts were not celebrated,...

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September 9, 2016

Intuitive Artist Draws Picture of Son 10 Years Before Seeing Him

Are you intuitive? Do you consider it to be more a joy or a pain?

Some people aren’t just intuitive; they are also artistic. Combine intuition with artistry and you’ve got something really special.

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September 6, 2016

3 Ways to “Unblock” Yourself Artistically

Are you an artist? If so, you’ve undoubtedly experienced the frustration of a creative dry spell or two (or two dozen). Creative blocks are encountered fairly regularly by nearly every artistic person. What about artist’s block? For example, songwriters temporarily lose the ability to effortlessly write good songs. Painters are just not able to create magic with their brushes. Illustrators cease to create engaging characters and drawings that capture the imagination.

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August 17, 2016

3 Children’s Books with Impossibly Beautiful Illustrations

Many children’s books are laden with amazing illustrations, but these 3 are particularly breathtaking…

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