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Month: November 2018

How to Design and Create Your Very Own Art Gallery Wall

How to Design and Create Your Very Own Art Gallery Wall

Surround yourself with art you love on a daily basis. That is where art gallery walls come in. They are your own personal museum you get to “tour”daily. Think about the pieces you want to include. What to Include The art doesn’t need to include priceless masterpieces. Think prints from local artists that catch your eye. If you have children, you can frame their artwork. Don’t leave out your breathtaking vacation photos. Even thrift shop finds count. Frame them or leave…

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Best NYC Attractions For Your Personality Type

Best NYC Attractions For Your Personality Type

There are so many places to visit in New York City. Your trip can’t last forever. Which New York City attraction will you enjoy seeing the most? Decide where to go based on your personality and what you like to do. Art Enthusiast Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)- My favorite place to explore is the famous Egyptian exhibit know as the Temple of Dendur. The scale of the room makes you feel as if you’ve been transported back to ancient…

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Turn Your Design Dreams into Reality- Interview with an Interior Designer

Turn Your Design Dreams into Reality- Interview with an Interior Designer

This week I’m interviewing the creator of YL Designz, Yanette Lebrun. She runs an interior design firm based in Maryland, USA. She has experience creating interiors for both commercial and residential properties. Continue reading to see what she enjoys most about her field. Q: What made you want to become an Interior Designer? Becoming an interior designer came naturally.  I was always into art and design as a painter in my past time. I knew that I wanted to study…

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Best All-Natural Skincare for Travel

Best All-Natural Skincare for Travel

The thought to do a travel makeup routine came to mind. When I was honest with myself, I admitted that I don’t wear much makeup. A cushion foundation and eye shadow palette  here and there. Then there is the off chance I might apply eyeliner and mascara. Though I tend to wear more on trips, I still don’t wear enough makeup to merit an entire post. It made much more sense to do give my travel skincare picks since I…

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How to Stretch a Canvas

How to Stretch a Canvas

There was nothing else to do except bring home some of the art from Haiti. I purchased this beautiful landscape painting from a street vendor. He removed the frame and rolled it so that I could travel with it on the plane.  I called a few local framing shops as well as visited Michael’s once I got back home. Many didn’t offer what I was looking for or were extremely expensive. Artist & Craftsman Supply assured me I could stretch…

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The Perfect New York City Weekend Trip

The Perfect New York City Weekend Trip

So many people are in love with New York City. I have to admit, it’s a pretty cool place. It’s a different city every time you visit. Nothing stays the same. Keep reading to see my recommendations for a weekend trip to NYC. Stay at a Swanky New York City Hotel One hotel I’d recommend is the Hotel Boutique Grand Central, run by the Club Quarters chain. The rooms were reasonably priced for the location. It is walking distance from…

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The Abundance of Art in Haiti

The Abundance of Art in Haiti

So many art forms surrounded me everywhere I went in Haiti. Artists found inspiration all around them. Boats, waterfalls, wildlife as well as the local people were displayed on many types of materials. There were artists who carved their designs into wooden bowls and urns, depicting life on the island. Wooden items, canvas and found items like metal scraps served as surfaces for paintings. Color and vibrancy filled every piece of artwork. Other artwork came from an unlikely source. Artwork…

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Unexpected Winter Getaway Destinations

Unexpected Winter Getaway Destinations

So many destinations are popular winter getaways. Others just aren’t on the radar. Let’s change that. Think out of the box this winter and enjoy a few unexpected winter getaway destinations. Arizona Arizona gets extremely hot in the summertime. Once summer temperatures have cooled down and winter hits it’s the perfect time to visit all the places that are tourist traps in the summer. Think of famous sights such as the Grand Canyon. Aside from the Grand Canyon are the…

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Creative Job Interview Tips Sure to Land You That Dream Job

Creative Job Interview Tips Sure to Land You That Dream Job

When speaking about a job in the creative field I mean Art Directors, Graphic Designers, Photographers and similar “art degree” careers. Check out my post about types of jobs you can do with a Graphic Design degree. The competition is so tough when it comes to creative careers that it seems as though 1,000 people are all vying for one single position. Obviously everyone will not make the cut. There are ways to up your chances though. Many of these…

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