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Nature, Art and the Beauty of Painting What Surrounds You

Nature is a great way for any artist to get inspired – just think of all the remarkable artists throughout history who have used nature as a starting point for their most famous works. To capture the full beauty of nature, though, it's important to change the way you look at your surroundings. You have to stop looking at only the physical object and allow your feelings and imagination to guide you.

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A quick guide to great DIY fingernail art

With fingernail art, artistic inspiration is right at your fingertips. Literally. On YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram, it’s now easy to find amazing examples of fingernail art – not just simple lines and swirls, but also intricate flowers, birds and even Disney pop art characters.

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Sponge It Up!

Once you’ve started to experiment with acrylic painting and have used a variety of different brushes, you’ll want to expand your artistic repertoire even further. One great way to create DIY abstract painting is by using sponges (either wet or dry) to create unique textures and color combinations.

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Art Brings HOPE to Children - Q & A with Amelia Graves

Floy Ealy Edjole has worked in a Residential Treatment Facility for almost 30 years helping young lives to pursue their dreams and bringing hope to a hopeless situation. Even though my role is an administrative role in the education department it’s been amazing watching the students create beautiful art.

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Why Use Palette Knives?

When it comes to creating your own DIY abstract painting masterpiece, you are not limited to using just paint brushes. In fact, a very popular painting technique called impasto uses palette knives to apply paint in heavy layers. This results in very interesting textured paintings!

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