Art Matters

Those are some mighty strong shoulders...

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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 art-filled life

Barb Toland Creative Sparks

The formula for designing a more art-filled 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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Gertrude Stein on living life creatively, and a stroll thru Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris

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Gertrude Stein on living life creatively, and a stroll thru Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris

Gertrude Stein, a well-known writer who lived in Paris for many years, was admired by many -- including the likes of Pablo Picasso & Ernest Hemingway, among many others. In addition to her writing, she is also remembered for the extraordinary "salons" she hosted in her Paris home...

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Who are you? Take time to look around πŸ‘“

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Who are you? Take time to look around πŸ‘“

Most of us have our favorite time of year, what's yours? Whatever it is, embrace it ... because it's authentically & completely you...

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A negative perspective can be positive :-)

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A negative perspective can be positive :-)

Looking & seeing are two very different things. And when it comes to art there's a concept we're going to talk about today that will help you see things differently & actually more completely. A way of seeing that will improve your ability to look at life thru a more creative & artistic lens...

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