Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!


March 26, 2015

Art Created in Confinement

Yad Vashem World Center for Holocaust Research, is located near Jerusalem, Israel. Amongst its many galleries and displays is an art museum that will take your breath away. This art museum features walls and walls of drawings and paintings that were created by artists held in death camps. These works of art, some gruesome, some hopeful, give us an inside look at the emotions Holocaust victims experienced. At the same time, the pieces remind us of the inherent ability we as humans have to look within ourselves and draw out passion and beauty in the most hideous circumstances.


March 23, 2015

Coloring Book Fosters Emotional Healing

Does color possess the ability to act as a healing agent to the human psyche? Yes! This coloring book proves it.: Art and color have amazing ability to minister healing to the unseen injuries inflicted by emotional trauma. Psychologist Ellen Lacter took art-based therapy into a new direction when she created a therapeutic coloring book.


March 18, 2015

The Next Era Of Art May Be All About “Me”

Painted self-portraits in the age before cameras is far different then the ego-centric art of today. When artwork doesn’t call us to look through the eyes of the artist as much as it calls us to look into the eyes of the artist. Speculators seem to recognize the growing presence of ego-centric art, but it has yet to be recognized as a movement.


March 16, 2015

Favorite Things About Spring

Would you agree that spring carries a sense of promise that things will improve and problems will finally be resolved? In our opinion, spring is interconnected with a sense a promise. With that sense comes hope that newness is on its way. This newness can look like fresh flowers blooming, making plans for a new start in life or a career change, or even spring cleaning your home to cleanse it of winter’s doldrums. The sweetest promise offered by spring is the assurance that summer is just around the corner, waiting to make its appearance.