Discover Your heART♥ ...by Barb Toland

How This Tower of London Raven Taught Me Something

Barb Toland

How This Tower of London Raven Taught Me Something

Wanna know what it takes to turn an ugly painting of a raven into a pretty darn good one? Tenacity. That’s right – that good old fashion stubbornness & perseverance to hold on tight & get it right...

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How about a little Matisse cocktail?

Barb Toland

How about a little Matisse cocktail?

Henri Matisse was an extraordinary artist and I love, love, love his work!!!!!!!!! He was one of the most revolutionary & influential artists of his time...

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PUHLEEZE use a little constraint ... would ya?

Barb Toland

PUHLEEZE use a little constraint ... would ya?

I read a blog post the other day by artist Clare O'Neill that I absolutely loved, and will be sharing that with you here in just a bit. But FIRST I wanted to reveal to you a new series of encaustics that I'm working on, and how they relate to this blog post...

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Even the brilliant artist Henri Matisse felt insecure about his work at times...

Barb Toland

Even the brilliant artist Henri Matisse felt insecure about his work at times...

I find it hard to believe that popular, innovative & highly creative artist Henri Matisse felt insecure at times about his art. But this quote, captured in one of his diaries, leaves no doubt that he did...

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If you're not sure, mix it up ;-)

Barb Toland

If you're not sure, mix it up ;-)

I've been living with a dual creative personality for a long time now. What, you might ask, is that? (Welll of course I made it up!) Basically, it's when you love the heck out of multiple mediums, and are trying to figure out how to creatively exist while being "torn between two lovers" so to speak...

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