Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!


January 22, 2015

Art Transforms Traditional Business Practices

Creativity is finally being rewarded in the way (starving) artists have long deserved. What business should implement art next? What art practice has the potential to become the next big business?


January 19, 2015

Nathalie Boutté

This is really neat. Have you tried doing paper quilling as well?


January 15, 2015

Paper Quilling – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Paper Quilling: is it a craft project? Is it an art form? Is it enjoyed by adults or children? Is it any surprise that paper quilling, a favorite craft for artsy people of all ages, has been around for hundreds of years? Seoul-based artist Ilhwa Kim seems to have modernized paper quilling.


January 9, 2015

A Brief History of Political Cartoons

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a political cartoon could be considered a lengthy editorial. Once upon a time political cartoons were vital to the consumption of information by society at large. When words are plentiful but facts are fleeting, political cartoons disrupt mundane content and evoke curiosity.


January 6, 2015

Can Elephant Art Save the Species?

Art is saving the lives of animals. Have you ever heard of elephant art? Elephant art never involves their ivory tusks. Throughout the world elephants are being poached for their tusks. Will art save the elephants? Embrace the art that comes from elephants and share the art elephants create.


January 2, 2015

Émile Bernard – Making Ideas Art

Painting served as more than a form of expression for Bernard. The French artist believed that technique was less important than clear portrayal of the idea. When an idea was portrayed clearly, Bernard might have said, truth could be found. More so, he felt a simplified approach to art allowed him to visibly express the invisible. For instance, when painting natural landscapes, he put effort into conveying the sensations he experienced rather than creating an accurate depiction of the scenery.

“There I was expressing myself more, it was me that I was describing, although I was in front of the nature. There was an invisible meaning under the mute shape of exteriority.” – Émile Bernard