Art Matters — Featured Artist

Only a thin, blurred line separates most artistic endeavors...

Barb Toland Featured Artist

Only a thin, blurred line separates most artistic endeavors...

This week's blog is not just about one artist, but several. And not just visual artists, but writers as well. You'll learn a little more about the creative masters of the past, and how many of them not only made a living from one form of art, but also enjoyed mastering other forms of creativity in their everyday lives....

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How about a little Matisse cocktail?

Barb Toland Featured Artist

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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Chagall's art has poetry & magic in it, and so did the man...

Barb Toland Featured Artist

Chagall's art has poetry & magic in it, and so did the man...

Last week we talked about this quote by famous artist, Marc Chagall. I also listed some of the things I do when I'm feeling too much in my head, and not enough in my heart while creating. Hopefully you'll experiment with some of them, and they'll help you along your creative path. (By the way, I do want to mention that I'm aware I have many art fans who read my blog, and don't think of themselves as artists or makers. But I hope you know that when I say "following your creative path" I mean anyone who delights in the beauty & art around them, whether...

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💥 Pop 💥 goes the Warhol ... Andy that is 🎨

Barb Toland Featured Artist

💥 Pop 💥 goes the Warhol ... Andy that is 🎨

In last week's post you may remember me talking about Andy Warhol, and one of his quotes. You also may remember that I mentioned he was born & raised in my hometown area of Pittsburgh, PA...

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JMW Turner ... painter of light!

Barb Toland Featured Artist

JMW Turner ... painter of light!

We started last week with this quote from the English painter, JMW Turner, and today we're going to learn a little more about the man, and the artist who was referred to as the "painter of light."

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