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Organic Castle
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Improvement Meme - 20 Years of Art
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Living Color IPA Tap
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The Rise Painting Parties and the Dangers of DIY
So what does this have to do with painting parties? To put it simply when the visual arts are pushed into the DIY world, everyone suffers. If people reach a point where they decorate their homes with their own attempts at fine art, while at the same time moving forward with the mentality of “I can just make my own, I don’t need to buy something,” then the visual fine artist will go extinct. To limit the arts to simply something that can be done on a Friday evening for a couple hours, is to cause serious harm to the global art community and our culture as a whole. The dumbing down of painting in this case into the “party” mentality can potentially rob our society of the culture of great art; and in its place build an anarchy of DIY “arts and crafts.” In recent years the art community has seen a rise in what you might call a “painting party.” For many small business groups, it’s the concept of a single night’s painting class in which a group of adults all paint a simple design while
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Looks like I finally got access to the new "Eclipse" version of dA. I for one love the new design!
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On Instagram
So I've finally caved and joined instagram. I've avoided it for years but I figure I don't have anything to lose by trying to expand my reach a little in the new year. I've kept away from it mostly due to the insane volume of artists who's work gets ripped off of that site (also the only "mobile" device I have is the tablet which limits my ability to upload at all). So to ensure my art isn't being stolen I won't post any completed pieces there, just WIPs and sketches. Plus photos I've taken that don't really have a place anywhere else. If you guys are interested in following me over there it's just "cinderblockstudios" like everywhere else.
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oldstreetbluesHobbyist General Artist
Have read your comment on Xrisoka's feedback. I'm already wondering where your moral right comes from. And where do you think to judge the people, which you do not know in the end. Maybe you should look at yourself in the Spigel and ask yourself the question, I can between fictitious story
or reality, or not.
I think you have to learn a lot in your life.
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CinderBlockStudiosProfessional Traditional Artist
...what post are you referring to? I lose track of stuff easily.
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oldstreetbluesHobbyist General Artist
 
Hello, do not be angry with me, but if after a few days you no longer know who you have written comments, we leave it. I have my point on the subject of whether Xrisoka is on the wrong side or not written, so it is done for me. I still wish you a nice day, it should only make you think - nothing else ....sorry for my english.






















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Hope84Point5Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy birthday (again!) :)
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ArtJournal77Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
:BlackEyedSusan: - NaNoEmo 09 :LilyoftheValley: 
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CinderBlockStudiosProfessional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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thunderoxHobbyist Photographer
I have to thank you here for creating such a good eBook for beginners.
It really helped me :)