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Take the quiz: Can You Tell the Difference Between Modern Art and Toddler Art?

Modern art or toddler art?
We have all heard the art critisism "My kid could do that". Well this unique quiz was designed with that thought in mind and it's not as easy as you'd think, though it was fun to see if I could tell the difference or not between the exuberant marks of a child vs. an
professional artist.


Take this fun little quiz to see if you can pick out the work of adult artists versus toddlers:…

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Pic Monkey is Your Friend

framed water-color painting of an iceberg


Psssstt! Over here! I've got a secret to tell you and you are going to love me for it. Wouldn't it be great if you could edit your photos quickly from any computer, whip up some slick little exhibition ads or email your client an image of your art so that it looks like it's in a frame? I have recently started to use an online photo editor called Pic Monkey and it can do all of that!  It's really simple to use. Oh and it's free. Joy!…

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Curated Art Collection: Children

Painting of two children

View more of D'Andrea Bowie's painting portfolio here. 


Each week we present a collection of artwork from a variety of artists curated around a common theme. This week the theme is Children.  As innocence and littleness. I wanted to present this collection to show how artists can portray that delightful energy of being a child. Here are some carefully selected artworks curated around the idea of children.


Painting of a child eating a cookie

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Portfolio Website: Nicole Richards

painting of flock of birds"Summer Sunrise Flock"


"I am a Michigan artist working in the Detroit area. I have a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree from Wayne State University, where I am continuing my graduate studies.

Everything I have ever made is a reflection of the supreme sense of wonder I feel when confronted with the natural world. It is an endless reservoir of possibility. I want my voice to highlight the hidden messages that sometimes get left behind in a…

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Too Many Good Ideas: When Ideas Collide

I'm pretty sure you are in the wrong painting


Recently, while working on some large paintings on canvas I had an idea to transfer my subject matter from canvas to paper. The idea was an itch that I simply had to scratch and I couldn't continue with my other work until I had satisfied this new exploration. I made the work very small so I could explore iterations of my subject quite rapidly. Once I had the chance to work through that project I was able to return to my larger…

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Curated Art Collection: Pattern

painting of bottles on a table with an ornate pattern on the table clothView more of Amber Petersen's painting portfolio here.

Each week we present a collection of artwork from a variety of artists curated around a common theme. This week the theme is Pattern.  As in the designed and ornate, repetitive and busy. I chose this theme because I enjoy the cacophony of pattern. It can add an element of luxury and play with and against perspective. Here are some carefully selected artworks curated around the idea…

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Artist Portfolio: Colleen Wiley

Watercolour painting of buttons


"Tanisha's Picks"


"I make still life paintings with a mixed media approach. I am drawn to old, unique objects that have a personality of their own. I enjoy putting them together to create an interesting composition using a narrative approach. I work with watercolor, along with pastels, charcoal, pen, and image transfer techniques to add depth to my pieces. Using a mixed-media approach adds texture and color to my work. Most of my…

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