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Dark Watercolor Backgrounds

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TanyDi Art & Design

Dark watercolor backgrounds

The package contains 6 abstract painted dark backgrounds. Artistic watercolor backgrounds can be useful in web and print design or as photo overlay textures in photography.

– 6 JPG images 3600 x 2700 pixels / 300ppi

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Dark watercolor backgrounds



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The Artist Who Wants to Banish Fear of Color

Outside The Lines

kafe fassett Kaffe Fassett has often said that his mission in life is to “banish the fear of color.” He plays with rainbow hues the same way a painter mixes shades on a palette, using needlepoint, patchwork, painting, knitting, and ceramics to create a veritable feast of color.

An exhibition of his work, titled “The Colorful World of Kaffe Fassett,” is on display at the American Museum in Britain until November 2. Laura Beresford, the exhibition’s curator, describes the show as “textile art.”

The spectacle begins at the entrance to the exhibit area, where knitted strands decorate the garden lamps and multicolored pom-poms hang from an aged tree like jewel-bright fruit. Once inside, the visitor is treated to even more dramatic visual treasures: a royal red Chinese vase presides over other scarlet-hued creations, a deep blue patchwork rug replicates Turkish tile flooring, and crisp green vegetable patterns (from artichokes through onions to…

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Ken Robinson: How Schools Kill the Creativity We Need Now More Than Ever

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“Creativity is as important as literacy and we should treat it with the same status.”

Ken Robinson, author of the funny and deeply insightful, Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Lifemakes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures–rather than stigmatizes–creativity.

“The whole system of education is radically changing beneath our feet.”

The whole world is engulfed in a revolution, says Robinson. Academic ability has really come to dominate our view of intelligence because the universities design the system in their image. If you think of the whole system of education around the world is a protracted process of university entrance. And the consequence is that many highly talented, brilliant, creative people think they’re not because what they were good at in school wasn’t valued or was actually stigmatized–and we can’t afford to go on that way.

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Happy Easter

Striking Photography by Bo

Good Friday

I would like to take this time to wish everyone a very Happy Easter!   This past week I was in Arizona and off the grid spending time with my Mom and celebrating her 83 Birthday.  A fantastic week and time.

There have been a few lightning images that have taken me years to capture to get all the elements to be in the right place at the right time.   This was a shot lined up for the summer and captured it first time out in 20 minutes.  Some things are meant to be.

Hope you enjoy.

In honor of Easter here are some easter quotes and passages.

Philippians 3:10-12
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already…

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3 P’s – The Art Of Selling Art

Abstract Art by Sharon Cummings


If you are an artist or photographer who has a dream of making a career out of your craft, you will need three things:  practice, promotion and patience.  And you will need them exactly in that order.

Practice means that you will be painting a lot of paintings.  Many will be thrown right in the trash because they just didn’t work out.  Photographers will be taking many photos in a single shoot only to find that none of them work or if you are lucky one is good enough to list for sale.  You will try new things that will either be total flops or lead you to something really cool and interesting.  You will invest money that seemingly never pays off.  These days I sell about 5 prints a day on average from the various POD sites I am on and about 2 originals per week. The majority…

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Interestingness vs. truth


Oliver Burkeman on maverick sociologist Murray S. Davis’ 1971 paper That’s Interesting! [PDF].

We live in the Era of Interestingness: attention is money, and purveyors of the interesting can make millions from Twitter feeds of amazing facts – even if they’re not always true facts – or from books or blogs offering intriguingly counterintuitive perspectives.

There are only a handful of main ways for an idea to be interesting. To grab people’s attention, you should argue that something we think of as bad is good, or vice versa; that some apparently individual phenomenon is really collective; that several seemingly disparate things are actually part of the same thing; and a few others.
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My Favorite famous artist Aldo luongo

If you have time..take a look at some of his beautiful art.

I had about 10 or twelve of his original Lithographs and when I sold my

restaurant and moved to California, my house burned down and lost

all of them, including another artist..Charleton..if you ever heard of him

I wrote about him in one of my paintings here..this is his website and

here is the very first picture that I had..most of his work was about

love and pictures like this..

hope enjoy them..

Sherrialdo luongo my favorite artist

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