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Honor Thy Father & Mother collection: Part 1

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Honor Thy Father & Mother collection: Part 1

Over the past couple months, in addition to the Venus de Milo series, I've also quietly been conceptualizing & beginning to work on a new collection I've decided to call, "Honor Thy Father & Mother" ❤💜 This collection of 26 pieces ranging in size from 4" x 4" minis up to 24" x 24" larger works, will be a combination of...

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If you don't believe me, ask Einstein ;-)

Barb Toland Creative Sparks

If you don't believe me, ask Einstein ;-)

It's been a fun week full of twists & turns — but I'm used to those by now, and I'm pretty sure you are too. The distance between 2 points is very seldom the proverbial straight line ;-) But we're right here right now, and ready to focus on some relative theories brought to you by none other than Albert Einstein (of course that lame pun was intended!) I think we can all agree that the man was brilliant. Among other topics, he had a lot to say about creativity, and how important it is to use our imagination to break out of the box of...

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Venus de Milo: Becoming

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Venus de Milo: Becoming

I'm so excited to share the story behind my new series with you today! I've dubbed it, Venus de Milo: Becoming. I know, I know. Michelle Obama's book is called Becoming. The title came to me out of the blue. I swear...

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Venus de Milo: Awakened

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Venus de Milo: Awakened

If you've been following me on Instagram, then you may have seen some videos I shared of the creative process I used for this new piece...

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Follow the yellow brick road 💛👠

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Follow the yellow brick road 💛👠

Seashells, plants, roses, snails, pine cones, pineapples, ocean waves — the list goes on. What do they all have in common? Their pattern is the spiral. Nature loves to find ways to design in this particular direction...

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