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Home is Where the Art Is

Now that we’ve all been mainly indoors for a few weeks now, I thought I’d share one of my favorite artists whose oil paintings examines the idea of “home.” Ekaterina Popova’s current body of work consists of paintings (ranging in size from 9″ x 12″ to 6′ x 5′) of interior spaces (particularly bedrooms) of… Read More

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Keep Calm and Color On

For several years now, coloring (yes, coloring, as in the books filled with outlined illustrations of your favorite characters, dinosaurs, animals, among many other themes you likely filled in with crayons as a child) has been all the rage for adults. Why? Well, it’s proven to be therapeutic in many ways. Does it replace a… Read More

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Searching for Rainbows

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had time to really slow down and focus on the present. I’ve noticed things I typically overlook. One of the things that has been bringing me joy are these little rainbows that appear in my house at different times of the day. I love how unique they are—color, shape,… Read More

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Drawn Together

With the whole world feeling the effects of a global pandemic, it can be comforting and healing to connect with your communities. One of my favorite manifestations of this has been all the new work created and shared in the artistic community. Below are ten illustrations and artworks on the theme of the global pandemic,… Read More

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Whimsical Felt Wool Stop Motion Animations

It’s not often you see something truly amazing in the realm of animation, but I had to stop and watch when these felt wool based animations scrolled through my feed a couple weeks ago. Andrea Love is a stop motion animator based in Port Townsend, Washington and creates her animations primarily from needle felted wool… Read More

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Stay Home, Travel the World

We all know we are living through a very strange, unnerving time at the moment. To stay healthy, keep from overwhelming our healthcare system, and to do our part to “flatten the curve,” we all need to stay home. I’ll say it one more time: STAY HOME. Ok, I’m done lecturing. For those of us… Read More

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More of My Favorite Things

Previously, I shared my love of masterfully created cakes along with my love of butter and powdered sugar whipped together to make butter cream. Instagram has enabled me to feast my eyes (not my taste buds) on cake masters like Jakarta-based Iven Kawi with her lifelike butter cream cacti. Recently I started to follow Leslie… Read More

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Parasite: Best Picture Book

Grand Central Publishing is compiling Director Bong Joon Ho’s original sketches and storyboards for the Academy Award-winning movie Parasite to form a 304-page graphic novel. The book showcases his unusual process and the extensive planning that went into filming Parasite. The graphic novel will also have early concept drawings and photos from the set, which… Read More

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A Bird’s Eye View

Bird’s don’t see the world just from above — they also can see a whole range of light that humans can’t. Humans have three types of cones in their eyes that process color. These photoreceptors are sensitive to red, green, and blue (much like a digital screen). Birds, on the other hand, have more precise… Read More