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Why Henri Rousseau Matters in Art Education

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INSPIRATION :: Watercolor Illustrations


September in Vail by Maia Chavez Larkin of The Voyagers


Excerpt from the book “Colors and Characters of China” by Loretta Roberts

“Courage, dear heart” print via the Graceland Shoppe

Oliver Jeffers Fish

Fish illustration via Oliver Jeffers

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Caravan by Vikky Chu

“For this child I prayed…” via the Gracelaced Shoppe

A few pretties for your midweek enjoyment. <3

Inspiration, Life in Photos

INSPIRATION :: Famous Paintings as Sidewalk Chalk Art

I hardly ever post mobile photographs here — I think low-res images are better suited to Instagram than blogs — but I couldn’t resist sharing this chalk art!

My mind can hardly wrap around such talent.  It’s the transitory nature of this medium that is the most profound to me, I think. The image will only last a short time. The artists know this work is temporary, and yet create greatness anyway.Jack Vetriano - Chalk Art at Downtown Disney in FloridaJack Vetriano - Chalk Art at Downtown Disney in FloridaModa Baiana - Chalk Art at Downtown Disney in FloridaCollie - Chalk Art at Downtown Disney in FloridaDegas - Chalk Art at Downtown Disney in FloridaChalk Art at Downtown Disney in Florida


TRAVEL :: Aveline is a Parisian Shop

What a delightful discovery! Aveline is an art gallery on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, specializing in objets d’art from the reigns of various Louis.*
Aveline, an art gallery on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, France
Thanks to Follow Lauren — who’s currently happily roaming somewhere between Barcelona and London — for the sighting. (Photo via 1-cities.)

*If the lack of proper pluralization here bothers you, 1. you are likely an astute pendant, and 2. you may wish to peruse this.