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December 28, 2017

4 Powerful New Year’s Resolutions Artists Should Make in 2018

For artists, the New Year is the perfect time to take stock of dreams, desires, and goals. There is something powerful about writing them down on paper or smearing a vision board with images that represent them. www.segmation.com

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December 22, 2017

The Redemption of John Leech, Illustrator of Dickens “A Christmas Carol”

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”

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December 5, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Paint-by-Number

Paint-by-number is perfect just how it is. However, a 21st Century version of paint-by-number is Segmation SegPlay PC, a digital paint-by-number game compatible with Windows PC. Segmation SegPlay PC is the coolest, newest way to paint-by-number (www.segmation.com).

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November 30, 2017

Why Have So Many Female Artists Been Left Out of Art History?

Art history textbooks are nearly void of female artists. Is this because female artists were rarities in the past? Not hardly. Just as there is a large number of women artists in the here and now, there was probably a huge amount in the there and then. The question is “why are women artists getting left out of art history?” It’s critical that we find the answer to this quandary. Without it, history may repeat itself as it relates to women in the arts. www.segmation.com

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November 22, 2017

The Meaning of Thanksgiving’s Colors

Are you a fan of fall colors? Is Thanksgiving your favorite holiday to decorate for? If so, you’ll love learning about the meaning behind Thanksgiving’s bountiful colors.

Every holiday has a specific set of colors associated with it. For Thanksgiving, those colors are warm, rich, and comforting. www.segmation.com

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November 14, 2017

Artist Amedeo Modigliani’s Story

Amedeo Modigliani’s life story is tragic, but his art is beautiful. If only it could have been celebrated during his life as it was and is after his death.

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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 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 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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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 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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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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June 27, 2017

Did Michelangelo Invent Paint-by-Numbers?

“Did Michelangelo invent paint-by-numbers?” That’s not a question you hear every day! However, it is an interesting one. Was this mastermind behind the phenomenon that we now know as ‘paint-by-numbers’? The answer is “sort of.”

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May 24, 2017

6 Fun Facts About “Girl with a Pearl Earring”

Johannes Vermeer’s painting Girl with a Pearl Earring has drawn much attention over the Centuries. In fact, Girl with a Pearl Earring is one of the most famous pieces of...

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