Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

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May 26, 2016

2 True Stories Behind Renowned Works of Art

There is nothing like a story to captivate the mind and make the imagination run wild. From a person’s earliest age, he or she is told stories at bedtime. Then,...

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May 19, 2016

Does Junk Art Images Reduce Obesity?

Is Junk Food Safe?

Health is a global issue and junk food is too, especially in America. More often than not, what seems harmless turns out to be destructive. James Ostrer’s work reflects this fact with a bit of a twisted view. Ostrer tells us these junk food monsters are on the loose, but instead of running from them, we invite them into our bodies every day.

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May 14, 2016

How did the Art on the United States one-dollar bill originate?

Have you ever wondered how George Washington’s image came to be on the United States one-dollar bill? The answer to this query can be found in the life of a man named Gilbert Stuart, a renowned American Portraitist.

Gilbert Stuart’s story began on December 3, 1755 in Rhode Island. Stuart’s father was a Scottish immigrant and his mother was a member of a prominent land- owning family. At the age of six Stuart moved, along with his family, to Newport Rhode Island. It was in Newport that Stuart first took an interest in art and began to demonstrate his abilities as an artist.

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May 10, 2016

The 3 Most Breathtaking, Artistic Gardens in the World

What is it about a garden that is powerfully calming, reassuring, and hope-inspiring? Merely reading about the senses evoked by a garden brings rest and peace. For some, gardening is an outlet for stress relief that is far more powerful than exercise or meditation. For others, a garden provides endless hours of fun. What does gardening mean to you?

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May 7, 2016

Mint Julips, Hats and Horses on Derby Day!

The Kentucky Derby is an annual Horse Race for Thoroughbred horses which takes place in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May.

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May 6, 2016

The Mayo Clinic Affirms the Health Benefits of Coloring for Adults

Surely you are aware of an artistic phenomenon that’s sweeping the world: coloring for adults. Adult-specific coloring caught on a couple years ago and is growing in popularity with each passing month. Have you ever asked yourself why coloring for adults is such a big hit?

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April 29, 2016

Can you imagine a more perfect way to usher in Spring?

The museum’s masterpieces truly come alive as they are interpreted by these creative floral designers. You will be surprised and delighted to see how imagination comes alive when flowers meet with paint. The floral designers make use of light, color, and structural ingenuity to make these canvas paintings take on a new dimension. Art Alive celebrates artistic masterpieces of all types.

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April 26, 2016

Fun Facts About Eugene Delacroix

Many consider Delacroix, the leader of the French Romantic School, to be the greatest French Romantic painter in history. After all, his use of color shaped Impressionist and Post-Impressionist styles.

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April 26, 2016

Learn to Draw in a Matter of Weeks?

The theory behind Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is simple: tapping into the right side of the brain via practicing certain exercises can increase a person’s ability to swiftly obtain the artistic skills required for drawing.

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April 24, 2016

3 Amazing Benefits of Coloring for Adults

Color affects us more powerfully than we assume. It has the ability to make humans feel happy, sad, and every emotion in between. Color is more than aesthetically pleasing; it...

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April 15, 2016

Happy Birthday, Leonardo da Vinci!

Do you love Leonardo da Vinci? Are you also a fan of paint-by-number? If so, you’ll fall head over heels for our digital paint-by-number game that can be played on a Windows PC. Check out Segmation SegPlay PC corresponding Leonardo da Vinci pattern.

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April 5, 2016

Angela K. Stout Pursued Art Therapeutically, Became Professional Artist

Angela, a painter, found art (or rather was found by art) at age 32. In art she discovered freedom, emotional release, purpose, desire, and destiny. Read on to learn more about this incredible artist who graciously agreed to an exclusive interview with Segmation.

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March 25, 2016

3 Ways to Tap Into Your Inner Creative Genius

Are you an artist? Do you feel the ache deep in your soul to create beautiful and unusual works of art? Do you believe you are not creating the caliber of art that you are “called” to create? If so, take heart. You can tap into your inner creative genius in deceptively simple ways.

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March 14, 2016

What Your Favorite Color Reveals About Your Personality

This list of personality traits could go on and on. One way to discover more about your unique personality traits and how they work together to make you, you is to take a personality test. However, a quicker way to make determinations about your personality is to identify your favorite color. Your favorite color reveals an awful lot about who you are as a person.

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March 8, 2016

St. Patrick’s Day-Themed Crafts for Kids!

A quick Google search will reveal tutorials for many crafts themed around St. Patrick’s Day. Here are a just a few fun, cheap, easy-to-put-together art projects…

Digital color by numbers – an interactive creative experience that’s almost impossible to duplicate. With dozens of pattern categories to choose from and thousands of patterns to paint, Segmation makes it possible – and easy – to work with images that are simple or complex, whether they originated from photos, paintings, or illustrations.

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