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5 Creative Ways to Sell Your Arts and Crafts this Holiday Season

5 Creative Ways to Sell Your Arts and Crafts this Holiday Season

‘Tis the holiday season of giving, so why not make it a profitable one, too? If you are planning to sell your handmade arts and crafts during the holidays, then this post is for you! To make sure you, your patrons and your wallets are filled with festivity and goodwill, we’ve put together a list of quick and easy ways to give your artistic offerings a bit of holiday cheer. Here’s to a profitable season for you, artists! Enjoy! Custom Bundles Gift baskets filled with goodies are always a hit, so why not create one with your art? If your...

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Can Trees Make You Happy?

Can Trees Make You Happy?

“Trees are sanctuaries,” wrote the German poet and philosopher Herman Hesse.  “When we have learned to listen to trees… that is home. That is happiness.” In his book Trees: Reflections and Poems, Hesse makes the philosophical case for trees, and how they are the key to essential notions of truth, beauty, home, belonging and happiness. The phrase ‘tree hugger’ may have long been used as a term of ridicule, but it seems Hesse might have been onto something. Now ‘tree time’ is enjoying a resurgence in popularity – on social media the tree hashtags trees of instagram and love trees...

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These Winter Landscapes Could Change The Way You View the Season

These Winter Landscapes Could Change The Way You View the Season

Sometimes, I feel like a walking contradiction living in Ohio with its often harsh winters. I am not “built” for cold weather, and the thought of going outside to be one with nature when the air is frigid makes me slightly panicked. But, nonetheless, I love the season. See where the contradiction comes in? I love rosy cheeks, snowmen, snowball fights, holiday lights and, of course, hot chocolate. But what I love most of all are winter landscapes. Although not as vibrant as spring, as breathtaking as the changing leaves of fall or as invigorating as summer, winter landscapes are just as awe-inspiring with...

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Ashmolean Museum to Showcase Famous US Artists ‘Unknown’ in UK

Ashmolean Museum to Showcase Famous US Artists ‘Unknown’ in UK

An exhibition of artists whose works have rarely or never been seen outside the US, dubbed “cool” in the 1920 and 30s when the word signified admirably restrained rather than achingly hip, will open next year at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Seventeen of of the 83 works have never left the US before, a further 21 have never been seen in the UK, and others haven’t been seen in Europe for almost a century. “This is a rather selfish exhibition, originating in my own excitement in these artists who have only been viewable in the United States,” said Alexander Sturgis, the...

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Race Relations in the Spotlight at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Race Relations in the Spotlight at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Spurred on by a new urgency in conversations about race in the US, where white supremacists have collided with Black Lives Matter activists in recent months, interest in work by African-American artists is on the rise. With calls growing for greater support of black artists, combined with buyers looking beyond the Basquiat boom, many US dealers at Art Basel in Miami Beach (7-10 December) are bringing works that illuminate past struggles or respond to the current moment. At the Los Angeles gallery Cherry and Martin, Kwame Brathwaite is showing photographs of black models taken between 1964 and 1968 but printed this year. “Brathwaite was one...

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