Art Matters — Creative Sparks

Those are some mighty strong shoulders...

Barb Toland Creative Sparks

Those are some mighty strong shoulders...

Anytime I'm in Paris I feel like my heart is leaping out of my chest. I've cried many times while there, sometimes out of pure joy & other times out of massive overwhelm. There have even been moments when I've felt a sense of pure panic while taking in the beauty around me...

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The formula for designing a more creative life

Barb Toland Creative Sparks

The formula for designing a more creative life

Today's blog post may be aimed at makers, crafters, artists etc. but don't think for a minute that if you're purely an art collector, that you won't get something out of it. These creative tips can easily be applied to simply growing your life in a more creative direction...

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Who are you? Take time to look around πŸ‘“

Barb Toland Creative Sparks

Who are you? Take time to look around πŸ‘“

Most of us have our favorite time of year, what's yours? Whatever it is, embrace it ... because it's authentically & completely you...

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Growing your creative heART muscle πŸ’ͺ

Barb Toland Creative Sparks

Growing your creative heART muscle πŸ’ͺ

Ohhhhhh the gifts of summertime! Poolside chats. Colorful beach umbrellas. Wearing flip flops. Burgers sizzling on the grill. A little chilled rosΓ©. Vibrant flowers. Bright flashy swimsuits. You get the picture ;-) Summer's a kaleidoscope of sunshine & color for sure...

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Step up to YOUR creative dream

Barb Toland Creative Sparks

Step up to YOUR creative dream

A few years back I created a series of five small paintings that visually leaped into my imagination quite out of the blue. Normally I have to work a little harder at deciding what to paint, so I was quite thrilled to get this idea with no creative struggle required! I call the series, Steps to a Dream...

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