Art Matters

This color is a hidden gem

Barb Toland Art Bites

This color is a hidden gem

Is it spelled 'gray'? Or is it 'grey'? It actually all depends on what part of the world you live in. Here in the U.S. we primarily use the former. I tend to lean towards the unusual & exotic, so I'm sticking with the latter...

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Growing your creative heART muscle 💪

Barb Toland Creative Sparks

Growing your creative heART muscle 💪

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

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Color makes art pop & sizzle

Barb Toland Art Bites

Color makes art pop & sizzle

Today I thought I'd talk a little more about the science behind color. It's personally one of my favorite topics, and the more we understand its properties, the more we can make better color choices in everyday life, and in our creative pursuits...

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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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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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