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Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

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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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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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September 30, 2017

A Glimpse Inside Plein Air Landscape Artist Jonathan Pitts’ World

Some of the most revered artists in the history of the world were plein air landscape painters. A few examples include Mary Cassat, Vincent van Gogh, Joaquin Sorolla, Camille Pisasarro, and Claude Monet. Plein air landscape artist Jonathan Pitts is well on his way to greatness. In an exclusive interview, Jonathan gave us a glimpse into his world. Read on to discover it.

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September 26, 2017

Fall in Love with Paint-by-Number All Over Again, or For the Very First Time

Are you one of those people who used to love to paint-by-numbers on a rainy day (or any day)? Do you remember when paint-by-number was all the rage? Are you currently obsessed with paint-by-number? Or, have you heard of paint-by-number but really aren’t sure what it is? If so, keep reading!

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September 18, 2017

3 of the Oldest Pieces of Art in the History of the World

It is reassuring to know that people have been creating art throughout the ages, in war and peace, joy and sorrow, riches and poverty, and health as well as illness. Read on to discover three of the oldest works of art/groups of works of art in the history of the world.

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September 14, 2017

2 Historical art themed Novels to Read This Fall

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a well-written work of fiction on the topic of historical art. Books like these climb “bestsellers” lists because they appeal to individuals who have a passion for both literature as well as visual art. There are a couple of specific novels that beautifully marry these two forms of art.

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September 8, 2017

Why We Need Art in Times of Sorrow

In times of sorrow, people need art more than ever. Why? Because art is beauty, and beauty heals. Beauty can be a lifeline to those who are despairing.

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September 5, 2017

Interview with Karen Nobel, Founder and Director of “Kids Need More Art” in South Florida

Kids need more art. This isn’t just a statement – it’s also the name of a teacher-created, advocacy-based children’s art studio located in South Florida. Kids Need More Art offers...

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August 25, 2017

How Paint-by-Numbers United a Community

In your opinion, what is the purpose of paint-by-numbers? It is to keep people entertained or give them an outlet for artistic expression? Perhaps. However, the purpose and potential of paint-by-numbers can’t be boxed. Believe it or not, paint-by-numbers recently served the purpose of uniting an entire community.

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August 14, 2017

Do Vision Boards Really Work? (And How to Make One.)

Even if vision boards do not bring physical, emotional, and relational blessings into a person’s life, they do bring hope. Since hope is priceless and hard to come by, making a vision board isn’t a bad idea. And, who knows? Maybe creating a vision board will be your secret to success.

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August 7, 2017

Why Ice Cream Art is Perfect for Summertime

Ice cream art is a thing. Is this not the best news you’ve heard all summer?

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August 6, 2017

2 Art Festivals You Can’t Miss in August 2017

Summer 2017 has offered an impressive array of art festivals around the world. Although several of 2017’s best art festivals have come and gone, two promising festivals have yet to...

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August 1, 2017

An Art Critic’s Summertime Tour of New York City’s Public Artwork

Recently, art critic Jason Farago made it his goal to “assert his common ownership of the spaces” that house art and through which New Yorkers circulate everyday. The results were a beautiful article published by the New York Times and a public admonishment to New Yorkers to “own” the free spaces in New York City in summertime.

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July 6, 2017

The Golden Touch of Dutch Golden-Age Artist Johannes Vermeer

In the history of art, there has perhaps been no artist better at creating purity of light and form than Johannes Vermeer. His special ability to create light in paintings caused the Dutch painter to rise to fame, but not until long after his death. Today, only 36 of his works of art remain. This causes art lovers the world over to treasure them all the more. Indeed, the golden touch of Dutch Golden-Age artist Johannes Vermeer is evident in his surviving works of art.

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July 5, 2017

Musicians Use Interactive Paint-by-Numbers to Connect with Fans

Bands are always trying to come up with creative methods of advertising new music and connecting with fans. Recently, the band Real Estate released an interactive paint-by-numbers music video that was not only original, but also created with the purpose of engaging audiences. The music video for “Stained Glass,” a song from Real Estate’s “In Mind” album, has so far captivated music lovers and brought the group a greater level of notoriety. We’re a little biased to paint-by-numbers, but we think Real Estate made a genius move by connecting with fans via a paint-by-numbers music video!

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