Thoughtful Thursday: Plein Air on the Edge

Roland Lee paints nature at its most grand. Out in the Utah wilderness, Lee captures the magic of barren deserts and empty canyons that for thousands of years have been abandoned to the elements which formed them. With his color-rich pallet, he brings us pictures from the edge that many of us will never be … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Plein Air on the Edge

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Thoughtful Thursday: Art on the Rink

Ths NHL has just recently finished a special project that was commissioned less than a year ago: to paint the 100 best hockey players in history. A group of 58 hockey insiders came together last January, and after much deliberation, they were able to choose the 100 best players the league has ever seen. To … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Art on the Rink

Thoughtful Thursday: More than Meets the Eye

“My paintings are multifocal,” the British Op artist Bridget Riley once explained. “Not being fixed to a single focus is very much of our time.” Without a clear point to fix on, the eye involuntarily moves around an image, bringing elements of the picture in and out of focus. This is the idea behind Optical Art, or … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: More than Meets the Eye

Thoughtful Thursday: A (non) Permanent Mark

Have you ever wanted to get a tattoo and save the art and humanities? Well, now you can! Thanks to Ink for the Arts, a project by Cuseum, you can now decorate yourself in non-permanent righteous activism. They're selling really cool tattoos online for only a dollar, and every dollar (minus shipping and handling) goes straight … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: A (non) Permanent Mark

Thoughtful Thursday: Life in Miniature

Small Wonders is currently open for entry, which is getting us pumped about small art. Yes, a wall-sized canvas slathered in every color of the rainbow is amazing but what about something like this? Artist and photographer Derrick Lin captures the minutiae of everyday office life across landscapes of notebooks, paper clips, and coffee mugs populated with … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Life in Miniature

Thoughtful Thursday: Anxiety and Depression and Creativity

I've met a lot of artists with either depression or anxiety, and I've also met a lot with both. Most of the time, my friends that have these diseases try n0t to let them get in the way of their creative processes, but sometimes their mental illnesses can hinder them from creating, like they could be … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Anxiety and Depression and Creativity

Thoughtful Thursday: 10 Images to Help You Get Some Rest

March 2nd through the 9th is National Sleep Awareness Week and to help you get in the mood we've assembled a set of the most restful and calming images that have passed through our gallery. Enjoy! Isn't this just calming... That gradual change is color is like my gradual change in yawning... The northern lights have … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: 10 Images to Help You Get Some Rest

Thoughtful Thursday: Random Acts of Art

Ever walked around Baltimore and found something like this? Chances are, no. That's because artist Idle Ph.D. has an intense social media following who spring into action whenever an art drop happens. What's an art drop you say? Across the country, there's a community of artists who create art specifically for the reason of leaving … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Random Acts of Art