I Erase A Lot:) Art & Creative Musings by Barb Toland

Inspiration Corner: Monet says ... forgettaboutit!

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Inspiration Corner: Monet says ... forgettaboutit!

Today we're going to start things off with a quote by French artist Claude Monet, and how you can work his sage advice into what you make. OR if you're not the creative type - then it will still help you when observing the work of others, and while snapping photos with your phone.

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My Stuff: Pair of Pink Poppies

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My Stuff: Pair of Pink Poppies

All during this past month I kept seeing the colors pink, coral & salmon everywhere I turned. So between us talking about Georgia O'Keeffe (who loved painting poppies), and having these colors resonate with me - I thought, what the heck? Let's paint some pink poppies!

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Art Bites: The Curve, Line & Shape of Things

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Art Bites: The Curve, Line & Shape of Things

There are many things that O'Keeffe does well in her work. But her ability to shift the viewer's focus to the line, contour & shape of a thing, instead of the thing itself, is so brilliant that what we are going to continue to expand on it today.

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Featured Artist: Georgia O'Keeffe

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Featured Artist: Georgia O'Keeffe

So this week I thought we'd talk more about some of Georgia O'Keeffe's art, and her life as an artist in general. We're specifically going to focus on her floral paintings, since they have had such a huge influence on my work, and how I approach painting. I also think they resonate with many people, and what she is most known for.

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Inspiration Corner: Batter up!!!! Swing in terror, but ooohhhh you just gotta swing!

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Inspiration Corner: Batter up!!!! Swing in terror, but ooohhhh you just gotta swing!

I love finding ways to inspire you to think more about the creative process, and no matter what creative realm you find yourself in, keeping your passion going strong! To that end, today we're going to explore a quote by an artist I'm sure many of you are familiar with, Georgia O'Keeffe.

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