Art Matters

If you don't believe me, ask Einstein ;-)

Barb Toland Creative Sparks

If you don't believe me, ask Einstein ;-)

It's been a fun week full of twists & turns — but I'm used to those by now, and I'm pretty sure you are too. The distance between 2 points is very seldom the proverbial straight line! But we're right here right now, and ready to focus on some relative theories brought to you by none other than Albert Einstein (of course that lame pun was intended!) I think we can all agree that the man was brilliant. Among other topics, he had a lot to say about creativity, and how important it is to use our imagination to break out of the box of a humdrum...

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Venus de Milo: Becoming

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Venus de Milo: Becoming

I'm so excited to share the story behind my new series with you today! I've dubbed it, Venus de Milo: Becoming. I know, I know. Michelle Obama's book is called Becoming. The title came to me out of the blue. I swear...

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Venus de Milo: Awakened

Barb Toland My Stuff

Venus de Milo: Awakened

If you've been following me on Instagram, then you may have seen some videos I shared of the creative process I used for this new piece...

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Follow the yellow brick road 💛👠

Barb Toland Creative Sparks

Follow the yellow brick road 💛👠

Seashells, plants, roses, snails, pine cones, pineapples, ocean waves — the list goes on. What do they all have in common? Their pattern is the spiral. Nature loves to find ways to design in this particular direction...

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Artist Jasper Johns and his iconic encaustic flags

Barb Toland Featured Artist

Artist Jasper Johns and his iconic encaustic flags

Today I'm going to let you in on a crazy thing about me... I'm a middle child. <<insert scream or wry sense of knowing my pain here>> That's right — the one who was always in hot water for something, even if I didn't do it...

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