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Ephesians 2:8-10 "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." What do u do with ur talent? by diana

from Student Art Guide

24 creative sketchbook examples to inspire Art students

23 creative sketchbook examples to inspire high school Painting / Fine Art students

from NYT Cooking

Japanese-Style Beef Stew

The beef stew here will be unfamiliar to most cooks, though it has much in common with the classic American dish. It is Japanese in origin and loaded with the warmth of soy, ginger, sweetness (best provided by mirin, the sweet Japanese cooking wine, but sugar or honey will do, too), winter squash and the peel and juice of a lemon. These simple and delicious counterpoints make a great stew. (Photo: Craig Lee for NYT)

from Etsy

Let it Snow, Hand painted Christmas decorations, Christmas, Winter Reclaimed Wood Pallet Art, Pine tree, Christmas

Christmas Winter Reclaimed Wood Pallet Art, Let It Snow, Hand painted Pine tree,Christmas decorations, upcycled shabby chic, Original Acrylic painting on reclaimed pallet boards. This unique piece is 5 1/2 x 19 tall. It is a fun, personal touch to add to your Christmas decor or a great gift for teachers. All of my creations are made of reclaimed boards. They are hand painted and are made after they are ordered. Although I try to duplicate original as closely as possible, there may be…


The Artist's Wife

Finding love in this soft colour scheme "The Artist's Wife" by Egon Schiele.

Urania: The famous muses of Greek mythology played an important part of ancient Greek culture. The nine daughters of the King of Gods Zeus and the Titan goddess of memory Mnemosyne were the very embodiment of the arts and sciences, and were thought to be the reason certain artists and thinkers were more gifted than others. They were immortal goddesses that inspired great works from both gods and humans alike.The muses fittingly lived with Apollo, the god of music and the arts, who was their…

from Brain Pickings

Kandinsky on the Spiritual Element in Art and the Three Responsibilities of Artists

Wasily Kandinsky Composition VIII 1923. If any artist can be called "musical" in their compositions it should be Kandinsky.

from Mail Online

Queen makes Dame Maggie a Companion of Honour

She spends her time on TV hobnobbing with the great and good as the Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey. Now in real life, Dame Maggie Smith is to be made a Companion of Honour by the Queen, according to reports last night. The Sun reported the veteran actress, 79, is due to receive the gong in the Queen’s Birthday Honours' List, which is published tomorrow.

from Architecture & Design

20 Artists Who Took Embroidery To The Next Level

The origins of embroidery can be traced back to the Warring States period in China (500-300BC) and to Sweden's Migration period (300-700AD), and some would argue that it hasn't changed much over the centuries: