Art Matters

Ansel Adams: photographer, artist & nature's advocate...

Barb Toland Featured Artist

Ansel Adams: photographer, artist & nature's advocate...

I am sooooo outside of my warm, fuzzy little comfort zone talking about photography, and about such an incredible photographer/artist β€” but here goes!

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Your time machine awaits! The Renaissance & Botticelli art

Barb Toland Featured Artist

Your time machine awaits! The Renaissance & Botticelli art

Today we're going to time travel into the past, to the early Italian Renaissance period of the 1400's. We'll explore 2 paintings that were created during this time that have always fascinated & delighted me...

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Go deep, stay home & STILL find creative inspiration!

Barb Toland Creative Sparks

Go deep, stay home & STILL find creative inspiration!

Whether by train, plane, automobile or boat β€” I've always encouraged you to get out & travel more so you can fill up your visual catalog with fresh new stuff. However, there's also something to be said for staying close to home, and STILL finding lots to explore...

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A colorful visit to Randyland in Pittsburgh PA πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’–

Barb Toland Creative Sparks

A colorful visit to Randyland in Pittsburgh PA πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’–

I'm so excited to share a wonderful creative & colorful place with you thatΒ  I got to experience while visiting family in my hometown of Pittsburgh...

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The grace to be a beginner β€” stumbling required

Barb Toland Creative Sparks

The grace to be a beginner β€” stumbling required

Since the day I stepped off into the world of creativity & art, I've learned a lot β€” and have stumbled quite a bit as well...

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