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Ukrainian Easter Eggs as Works of Art April 8, 2019

Of course, Ukrainians do not have a monopoly on egg decorating. However, the decorated eggs from this region are highly collectible. Ukrainian Easter eggs are called pysanka, from the verb pysaty, meaning “to write”. Ancient examples of pysanka have not survived, due to the delicate nature of the eggshells. However ceramic “eggs” decorated with patterns and images have been found in burial sites and at archeological digs. The Symbolic Nature of Pysanka Pictures of nature, such as plants,…

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Sam Siegel Paints Abstract Landscapes Inspired by the ‘Great Northwest’ April 3, 2019

Spring is here… Time to Explore! Abstract landscape artist, Sam Siegel, was born and raised in Vancouver. Sam says he likes to “re-imagine the spectacular vistas of the region to create my own abstract landscape vistas.” Certainly, many of his paintings display the undeniable appeal and magic of the ‘Great Northwest’. “Some of my most popular paintings, such as ‘Howe Sound’, ‘Burrard Inlet’, and ‘Road To Whistler’ are immediately recognizable to Vancouver locals and tourists…

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Street Art Makes Me Happy

5 Reasons Street Art Makes Me Happy 1. Painted Streets = Colourful World = Happier Life  Street Art makes people happy. It makes their day more colorful, more fun, and more interesting. It adds character, diversion, and introspection to their daily routines. Art wakes people up, it enlivens and enriches their lives. It can be motivational, and even inspirational. And, perhaps most importantly, it can make people think about what’s really relevant. It uplifts the…

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The value of art in your business March 27, 2019

Did you know that art has a lot more scientifically-proven benefits on your health? The benefits of art in business are subtantial. More than making you feel happy or relaxed, themed artworks can do wonders for your mental health, disposition and well-being. In fact, many studies have shown that displaying art in your business contributes to lower stress levels. Art in Hotels Interior decorators understand the value of displaying paintings, sculptures and other artworks in…

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Making Art March 25, 2019

Making art is, of course, what artists do. They create their  artworks’ using a limitless variety of mediums and techniques. Some of the more common mediums include architecture, photography, sculpture, painting, and drawing. Not to mention films, musical compositions, literary works, dramatic performances. Art comes in every shape and form. And the techniques employed are limited only by the artist’s imagination. However, something all artists share in common is their insatiable appetite for observation and…

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The Benefits of ‘Enjoying Nature’ March 22, 2019

In today’s world of powerful technology, people sometimes feel a need to simplify their lives, and get back to nature. In fact, studies show that enjoying nature can have huge benefits in all parts of our lives. There are so many ways you can take advantage of the benefits of nature. Here are just some of the benefits of enjoying nature… 1. Helps to relieve stress The demands of work or school can often be…

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The ‘Art’ of Spring! March 21, 2019

Spring has been a source of inspiration to all artists throughout the ages. And nothing says Spring like the vibrant beauty of flowers. With their vibrant colors, and incredible variety of intricate patternss, Nature has designed the ultimate attraction in flowers. Whether outdoors in gardens, or indoors in vases, flowers have always been one of the most popular subjects for artists everywhere, hobbyists and professionals alike. Here, we’ll take a look at 3 artists who…

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Is Graffiti Really Art? March 19, 2019

Graffiti is interesting. It’s creative and unrestricted. And it’s pretty much everywhere you look. In fact, every metropolitan area of the globe exhibits countless examples of graffiti, becoming more pervasive as populations expand. Perhaps that’s why, in recent years, graffiti has morphed from vandalism to ‘art’. Once considered to be nothing more than an unattractive defacement of private property, graffiti is often now seen as a popular form of ‘street art’. 5 Reasons Why Graffiti…

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Art is Life March 13, 2019

Art is most commonly associated with pieces of work in a gallery or museum. However, there is so much more to art than what you see displayed in galleries. Without knowing it, we are surrounded by art. Most people don’t realize how much of a role art plays in our lives, and just how much we rely on art in all of its forms in our everyday lives. Art In the Home Chances are you…

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Children and art, allowing them to just create. March 11, 2019

Your preschooler is having a blast finger-painting with a mix of colours. Trying to be encouraging, you ask her, “What are you making?” and she shrugs. She hadn’t given it any thought. Little kids live for the moment — they love the way it feels when they smear paint on paper, how it looks when they sprinkle glitter, and even the soft sound a brush makes as it crosses the page, says Amy Yang, founder…

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