Art Matters

Venus de Milo: Becoming

Barb Toland My Stuff

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

Barb Toland My Stuff

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 πŸ’›πŸ‘ 

Barb Toland Creative Sparks

Follow the yellow brick road πŸ’›πŸ‘ 

Seashells, plants, roses, snails, pine cones, pineapples, ocean waves β€” 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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Artist Jasper Johns and his iconic encaustic flags

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Artist Jasper Johns and his iconic encaustic flags

Today I'm going to let you in on a crazy thing about me... I'm a middle child. <<insert scream or wry sense of knowing my pain here>> That's right β€” the one who was always in hot water for something, even if I didn't do it...

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5 ways to get your dreams unstuck (creative or otherwise)

Barb Toland Creative Sparks

5 ways to get your dreams unstuck (creative or otherwise)

We all have dreams & goals we're pursuing in life, whatever they may be. I hope for your sake that YOU have chosen at least one that isΒ all yours.Β Not your spouse's. Not your kid's. Not your boss's. Not your friend's. Only yours, totally & completely...

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