Discover Your heART♥ ...by Barb Toland

Sometimes I get lucky & a day of play turns into something more...

Barb Toland

Sometimes I get lucky & a day of play turns into something more...

Today I'm going to focus on a new piece I recently painted, all the reasons why I love it, and some of the ideas I experimented with that ultimately got me there. It happened one day after I decided to take my own advice & just play around to get those elusive creative juices flowing again...

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Wandering around in the world of art & trying to find your "type"...

Barb Toland

Wandering around in the world of art & trying to find your "type"...

Today we're going to talk about the 3 major types of art ... figurative, abstract & non-objective. It's one of those art concepts that should be straightforward, but isn't really as cut & dry as it seems....

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

Barb Toland

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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Chagall says this matters...

Barb Toland

Chagall says this matters...

Life has presented many challenges to me as of late, and I'm finding that my soul needs to rest for a bit - and so I'm giving myself permission to do just that. Today is going to be lowkey, and softly spoken from a quiet place inside of me. The same place that artist, Marc Chagall insists in the quote below is the right place, the true place, the place from where creativity flows best...

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Let's go visit The Warhol in, you guessed it ... Pittsburgh:)

Barb Toland

Let's go visit The Warhol in, you guessed it ... Pittsburgh:)

As you may remember, I started off in February with two blog posts about Andy Warhol. The first was about a quote he made that I found inspiring for anyone who's making art. And the second was about Warhol's life & art career. Today, I'll be sharing some of the photos of his art that I took while at the Warhol Museum, and will add a few of my own thoughts about them scattered here & there.

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