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Watercolor Painting for Beginners

Watercolor Painting for Beginners

Watercolor is such a unique, fun way to paint. We all painted with watercolors as children. Now try it as an adult. Choose Quality Brushes Choose brushes that have quality bristles. You do not need to spend a lot of money. Choose one or two brushes of high quality instead of a large pack of brushes that lack quality. Experiment with different types. I enjoy painting with bamboo brushes. Purchase Watercolor Paper Normal art paper will bleed when you apply…

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Luxury Vintage Car Showcase

Luxury Vintage Car Showcase

It’s been a long time since since I’ve posted anything about automotive design or cars in general. My phone has been holding up these stunning photos. The photos are from the Greenwich Concours D’elegance Car Show. Every year the car show is held in Greenwich, Connecticut. I haven’t attended in a couple of years and hope to be able to attend this year. The show showcases some of the rarest vintage cars in the world. Now you can see why I…

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South Korea Architecture -Old Meets New

South Korea Architecture -Old Meets New

One of the first things that strikes you about South Korea is the architecture. In the middle of bustling Seoul lies ancient architecture juxtaposed with tall modern skyscrapers. It’s that contrast that makes the country such a unique place to visit. Traditional The image seen below shows the attention to detail given to the majestic buildings that are part of the Gyeongbokgung palace complex. It wonderfully showcases the traditional Korean home architecture referred to as hanok. The painted parts are…

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Interior Design Inspiration- Cozy Winter Spaces

Interior Design Inspiration- Cozy Winter Spaces

We all love that cozy winter feeling. When you’re snuggled up under a blanket drinking hot chocolate you get that feeling. I first heard about hygge from a Hong Kong blogger named Charmaine. Shout out to her! Get that feeling from your interior design with hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah). Hygge is a Danish word. Use it to describe that warm cozy feeling. Let’s experience it through some cozy interior design details. Think about Scandinavian furniture with wooden accents. Or…

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Pantone Color of the Year 2019

Pantone Color of the Year 2019

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019 is “Living Coral.” I’ve always been a fan of coral so I’m really excited to find new ways to incorporate the color into future design projects. This is the color that will inspire Interior Designers, Graphic Designers and Photographers alike in 2019. Let’s see how we can use it. Interior Design Don’t feel the need to paint all the walls in your house using this bright coral color. Think about adding pops of…

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Customized Color Presets (Filters) in Adobe Photoshop

Customized Color Presets (Filters) in Adobe Photoshop

Do you ever scroll through Instagram and notice how some feeds are all the same color? Even though the images are different they all contain a cohesive color scheme that continues throughout the whole feed. How do they do that? Many use custom presets in Adobe Photoshop. Step 1: Built-in Presets Photoshop comes with a few different built-in preset options. Use Command (Ctlr) “M” to open the Curves Panel. Click on “Presets” and you will see the different RGB presets….

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Boost Your Career as a Creative Professional

Boost Your Career as a Creative Professional

When you’re starting out in a creative career you receive so much advice from so many different people. It’s difficult to take it all in. It’s also difficult to know which advice to listen to and which to disregard. In my opinion, it’s good to take a little bit from everyone. Below are my tips. Be Flexible with Your Career Options Everyone knows what their dream job looks like. But our dreams change and evolve as we grow. A degree…

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Why I chose a Bridge Camera over a DSLR

Why I chose a Bridge Camera over a DSLR

My camera battery refused to hold a charge starting sometime in the spring. I purchased a new battery but nothing changed. After more than 10 years together, I was ready to let it go. In the meantime I used a combination of my sister’s camera and cell phones. Enough was enough. Black Friday was fast approaching and I decided it was time to purchase a camera. That was when I started thinking about the features I knew this camera would…

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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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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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