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Art As A Tool For Transformation

I recently did this painting, Ocean Butterfly, as part of a mural contest here in Vero Beach. The town is seeking to update and beautify, and chose the butterfly motif to represent the town’s transformation. We all know the magical innate power belonging to butterflies and dragonflies to transform from earthbound caterpillars and waterborne nymphs [...]

The Benefits Of Supporting Artisan Handmade Products

We live in a material world dominated by the story of stuff. When we take the opportunity to really examine our lives, we find out just how much of our time and energy is devoted to buying, selling, repairing, weeding, moving and maintaining all our stuff. In fact, we may even create our whole identity [...]

Art On The Floor

A famous perspective was introduced in the 1860s suggesting a nation's architecture and design were a direct reflection of the social and political health of that nation. While much has been written honoring the men of major design and architectural movements, many women designers contributed significantly to the furnishings of the modern home. It would [...]

The Deliberate Intent To Create

I get questions from people often about how I come up with creative ideas for painting, writing or designing. The questions are usually followed by a remark suggesting the person's lack of creativity and/or longing to be more creative. I like to tell all people that everyone by nature of being human is creative. We [...]

Cool Gifts At IN2COLOR

About a year ago, I created a store called IN2COLOR on the Zazzle website. I have to say, it is was very fun and my store is now populated with some very cool gifts. As a creative person, one can take your designs, drawings, artwork or photography to splash on all kinds of home products [...]

Acrylic Artists And Versatile Creativity

When I was a Fine Art major back in the 1970's, the pursuit to master the classic painting mediums of oil and watercolor was still the distinct preference over the encouragement of acrylic artists. In fact, there was only one acrylic painting course offered in realism, wherein your chosen image was projected onto the canvas [...]

How Creative People Live Differently

I have attached a great article below that lists the 18 ways of how creative people live differently than those who consider themselves lacking in creativity. After reading this article, I pondered this question: do creative people live in these ways because their creative career demands it, or are creative people born differently so living [...]

The Significance Of Visionary Art For These Times

It is said that artists are the visionaries of the future. While many artists explore diverse interpretations of seen subjects using the external eye, visionary artists utilize the inner eye for the exploration of the vast, inner terrain. Both approaches involve the wonder of the imagination, but the creative process of visionary art is very [...]

Positive Social Change Through Art And Imagination

As an artist I have witnessed up close and personal the predominant oppression of the arts in our educational institutions. It is a given when public schools are faced with budget cuts, the arts and music are always the first to go. Even in private schools and colleges, art and music are often dependent upon [...]

Save Our Oceans With An Ocean Sea Rug

I wish I could say my motivation for making this post is to celebrate our oceans, and though it is intended for that, our oceans are in fact dying. I recently read a story about a sailor, Ivan Macfadyen, who sailed a race from Melbourne, Australia to Osaka, Japan ten years ago, and then did [...]

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.