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Tag - Paint by Number

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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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March 25, 2017

How to Prepare Your Roses in Spring for Summer Blooming

Any knowledgeable gardener will let you know that how you take care of your roses in spring will determine their health a few months down the road. A little know-how and TLC will ensure a gorgeous summer garden, whereas floral neglect can result in a barren rosebed. Thankfully, it doesn’t take too much effort to prepare your roses in spring for hearty summer blooming.

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March 14, 2017

Why Do We Wear Green and Pinch Each Other on St. Patrick’s Day?

Each year on March 17th, strange events occur: thousands of people wear green and spend the day pinching one another, even strangers! March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, and most people in the Western world understand that such behavior is par for the course on this holiday. But have you ever wondered why we wear green and pinch each other on St. Patrick’s Day? We can explain the rationale behind these traditions, and then some.

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February 13, 2017

3 Reasons Why Art Won’t Break Your Heart on Valentine’s Day

This year, if you have no one to love on Valentine’s Day, why not fall in love with art? After all, art will never break your heart! Read on to discover a few reasons why art is truly an ideal object of one’s affections.

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January 7, 2017

A Few of Our Favorite Things About Winter

“Brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things!” These famous lyrics have been celebrated since they were first published in 1959. Imagine for a moment that this song’s title has been changed to “My Favorite Things…About Winter,” and you are the star singer (in this fantasy, you are a great singer!) If this were the case, what would you sing about? Electric blankets on cold nights? A Starbucks Peppermint Mocha? Take a moment to compile a mental list of your very favorite things about the winter season. If you have trouble making your list, you are welcome to borrow from ours.

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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 24, 2016

Everything’s Going Gluten-Free Food, Including Famous Artwork

Are you thinking, “Wait…how can art be gluten-free?” We understand. It sounds crazy, but gluten-free art is a trend. It may not be around for long, but it’s fun for art lovers who are passionate about the avoidance of gluten.

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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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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 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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August 12, 2016

Artist Benjamin Shine Makes Art from Unusual Mediums

Some of the best art is not created from traditional mediums like chalk, paint, and pencil, but from non-traditional mediums such as rocks, sticks, bark, fabric, cardboard, and chains. Non-conformist...

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July 22, 2016

Books EVERY Artist Should Read

Are you an artist? If so, how are you feeding your artistic soul? This is a question you probably don’t ask yourself or get asked very often. We may not want our bodies to be fat, but our artistic abilities are a different story! We do want our skills to grow and our capacity to create to become large. Guess what? This can happen when you are regularly reading the right books.

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July 14, 2016

Artists, Here are 3 Tips for Stopping Self-Sabotage

Do you consistently ruin your weight-loss efforts by eating when you’re not hungry? Do you push away the romantic partner whom you hoped for for years? Do you procrastinate on projects you know you must complete in order to get that promotion at work? If so, you are most likely stuck in the prison of self-sabotage. Do you need some artist tips?

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July 8, 2016

Your Favorite Artwork Bares Your Soul

What is your favorite piece of artwork? The Mona Lisa? The Last Supper? The Creation of Adam? Starry Night? Whatever it is, it says a whole lot about you. Your...

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June 24, 2016

3 Crazy Art Heists You Should Know About

There have been many art heists over the years, but only 3 stand out as the craziest of all.

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