Art Matters — Creative Sparks

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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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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