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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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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 16, 2013

Celebrating Over 100 Years of Christmas Lights

Millions of Americans celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza and other holidays with creative lighting. They take holiday decorations to a new level, becoming inventive with one of the world’s greatest inventions.

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March 16, 2013

Green Represents Saint Patrick’s Day

Green is the unforgettable color that has forever marked Saint Patrick’s Day and made it distinct and memorable. Saint Patrick’s Day, which began being celebrated by Irish immigrants to the U.S. in the 1700’s, was originally linked to the color blue. Green was later adopted as the holiday’s characteristic color.

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December 17, 2012

Norman Rockwell’s Artwork Inspired by the Christmas Holiday

Throughout history many artists have been inspired by the Christmas season to create seasonally themed works of art — Norman Rockwell is one of those individuals. Perhaps more so than any other American artist, Norman Rockwell truly was a master at capturing the spirit of Christmas in his art.

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December 8, 2012

The Stories Behind Holiday Colors

Holiday colors (for example, red and green for Christmas, blue and white for Hanukkah, etc.) are symbolic and have stories behind them. The Stories Behind Holiday Colors.

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December 7, 2012

Museum Curator Elevates Prestige of Paint by Number Art

While many do not believe paint by number paintings are true works of art, William L. Bird, Jr., believes they are. Bird should know – he is not only the curator at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, he is also highly educated on the subject of paint by number.

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December 3, 2012

Professionals Integrate Paint by Number Into Their Careers

Some individuals are so moved by paint by number that they have actually integrated this form of art into their careers. Such people see the true value of paint by number kits in that they help “everyday people” create works of art to be proud of.

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November 23, 2012

Childhood Stories of Paint by Number

Creating amazing paintings using paint by number kits ranks high on the list of favorite childhood activities for scores of people. Are you one of those individuals who has cherished memories of paint by number?

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November 8, 2011

The Evolution of Paint by Number

What holds you back from creating art? Is it time? Expenses? Experience? Perfectionism? These were some of the first thoughts that went into creating the Paint by Number kit — the...

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December 23, 2010

Paul Cezanne Post-Impressionist Colorful Historical Art by www.segmation.com!

Pattern Set for SegPlay® PC by Segmation (see more details here) Segmation is a well organized collection of art patterns that brings to life the most recognized works of Paul...

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December 22, 2010

Birds of a Feather Art Fun Craft by www.segmation.com!

You will love the Birds of a Feather Pattern Set for SegPlay® PC by Segmation (see more details here) Birds are amazing lightweight, winged animals that lay eggs and fly....

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December 7, 2010

Let it Snow!

Let it Snow – All Ages can enjoy and have fun! So relaxing and with no mess! What a brain teaser! Let it Snow Patterns Set from Segmation SegPlay® PC...

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December 1, 2010

Hanukkah, Christmas, Happy New Year’s – Season’s Greetings as Beautiful Art Paintings

Season’s Greetings Art Painting – All Ages can enjoy and have fun! So relaxing and with no mess! What a brain teaser! Season’s Greetings Patterns Set from Segmation SegPlay® PC...

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November 28, 2010

Christmas Time

Christmas Time – All Ages can enjoy and have fun! So relaxing and with no mess! What a brain teaser! Christmas Time Patterns Set from Segmation SegPlay® PC (see more...

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