• Artist Tips

    Adopt Don’t Shop Art vs Design

    Are design and art the same thing? Art – the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. Design – a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is built or made Above are the definitions. What are the similarities and the differences? Art for Pet Adoption Art usually starts with a blank canvas with no rules. Art is an expression of the artist’s thoughts. The artist might see it one way while…

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    The Art of Self Discovery

    A few weeks ago I came across the word Metanioa. It’s a Greek word meaning a transformative change of heart; especially : a spiritual conversion. Almost immediately I thought of self discovery and finding your true self. Here is the dictionary definition of Self Discovery: the act or process of achieving self-knowledge I am a self-taught artist who loves natures photography. As I improved my art, I learned that I was also discovering my self through my artwork. I believe that art tells the story of the artist behind that work. I mean why create art if you are not going to get something from that art piece.  If you…

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    What is Art

    I will start with the dictionary definition. Art: the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. What is art to me?? Art to me can be digital or done the old fashioned way (pencil/marker/pen/crayon and paper). Art is a way of expression. Art is a voice for those who are afraid to speak or have no voice. Types of Art Painting Drawing Sculpture Typography Printmaking/Screenprinting Photography Digital ALL WORKS ABOVE ARE MINE. EITHER CREATED FOR A CLASS OR JUST FOR FUN. Any of these types of…