Art Matters

For the longest time, she didn't sing

Barb Toland Featured Artist

Let's take a little break from life and get those creative juices going, shall we?! In today's post we'll talk more about the first piece, Becoming Visible: Nina, in my newest body of work. This series, Becoming Visible, is meant to honor the female artists who, because they had the courage to be seen & heard, greatly changed the course of our lives in the most profound ways. And they did so during a time when the world wasn't always quite ready for them. As I've said in previous posts, I do want to tease this reveal out a bit. Since Nina Simone & her music had such a...

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More Nina & some dragonflies ♥♥♥

Barb Toland Featured Artist

Hope this finds you enjoying your day!!!! Thank you for taking a minute to read this blog post. You didn't have to take the time out of your busy day to do it, and so I'm appreciative that you wanted to pause & read what I've got for you today. And I'm also hoping that by giving yourself a break from the overwhelming world out there, that you'll feel a bit more refreshed when you go back to it. So let's get on with the show, shall we? In today's blog post we'll talk more about this first piece in my newest body...

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A little striptease for ya ;-)

Barb Toland Featured Artist

Get your mind out of the gutter!I just knew with that title, you'd have to take a peak at this one *wink wink* Yes, there is a striptease ahead, but probably not the kind you were thinking :-)I am super super excited today!My newest piece, Becoming Visible: Nina is finally finished, and I am so in love. She turned out powerful & fierce, just like Nina Simone was in real life.Creating this one has been such a journey. Between coming up with the overall design for the entire body of work, some backtracking on what I thought I wanted it to be, to changing my mind numerous times, to getting sidetracked by...

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Sneek preview on how Nina's going...

Barb Toland My Stuff

I may have come on a bit strong last week, but since I was talking about Nina Simone & the powerful voice she had in the world, maybe just maybe she put a spell on me lol...

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This new body of work won't speak to you if...

Barb Toland My Stuff

How are things in your neck of the woods? I tend to vascillate between feeling pretty darn ok about my life, to what the heck is wrong with me????!!!!! You too? Such a relief to know I'm not the only one...

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