Homeschooling, How To

Why Henri Rousseau Matters in Art Education

Why Henri Rousseau Matters in Art Education (Plus FREE Printable and Art Lesson Resources)

Why is the human inability to accept new kinds of art so common? Why were so many now-beloved artists dismissed outright at first, only to have the art critics reverse their position later? What is it that people fundamentally misunderstand about art — over and over and over?

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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