Fall Down the Rabbit Hole with 9 Projects from Wonderland + A Giveaway!

September 11th, 2015

Alice in Wonderland Projects



“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.”

—Lewis Carroll, “Alice in Wonderland”

From tea parties to smiling cats, Lewis Carroll created a wealth of artistic inspiration in his “Alice in Wonderland” series. In his nonsensical adventures with caterpillars, croquet with the queen, and episodes of growing and shrinking, the reader’s imagination travels deeper and deeper into this wonderland. That’s why we were inspired to create these projects using Alice and her cast of Wonderland characters. This story lends itself perfectly to artwork of all kinds and lets you stretch your imagination further than it has ever gone before. Read the rest of this entry »



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“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” —Lewis Carroll, “Alice in Wonderland” From tea parties to smiling cats, Lewis Carroll created a wealth of artistic inspiration in his “Alice in Wonderland” series. In his nonsensical adventures with caterpillars, croquet with the queen, and episodes of growing and shrinking, the reader’s imagination travels […]

We Asked the Artists: How Do You Know When a Piece is Finished?

September 8th, 2015

We Asked the Artists: When is a piece finished?



As Leonardo da Vinci said, “Art is never finished, only abandoned.” It is hard to know when to step back from a piece and call it complete. However, there’s seems to be a point in the creative process when an artist can let the artwork stand on its own. So, we asked the artists:
 

How do you know when a piece is finished? Is it a feeling that you get, or is it the moment you sign your name? Read the rest of this entry »



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As Leonardo da Vinci said, “Art is never finished, only abandoned.” It is hard to know when to step back from a piece and call it complete. However, there’s seems to be a point in the creative process when an artist can let the artwork stand on its own. So, we asked the artists:   […]

Editor Spotlight: Natalie Way and her Rose Water Spray

September 4th, 2015

Natalie Way Editor Spotlight



Today’s post is by Editor Natalie Way. She shares her wonderful recipe for rose water spray and describes her experience working on homemade bath and body products for Willow and Sage. Read the rest of this entry »



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Today’s post is by Editor Natalie Way. She shares her wonderful recipe for rose water spray and describes her experience working on homemade bath and body products for Willow and Sage.

Glimpse Inside New September Issues + Save with this Exclusive Coupon!

September 1st, 2015
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Glimpse Inside New September Issues: Bella Grace



Find magic in the ordinary with the latest issue of Bella Grace – filled with page after page of beautifully penned stories and striking photographs that capture life’s beautiful journey. Inside, Nikki Gardner of Art & Lemons demonstrates how to use light in your photography to make your photos soar, and Diana Dellos shares 40 ways to spread kindness. Stumble upon a chance encounter with a stranger on a train, and learn to turn the most boring tasks into something extraordinary. This issue also explores identifying what’s in your “life’s backpack,” creating your fall bucket list, and embracing your quirks. Read the rest of this entry »



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Receive $5 off on September issues, priced $14.99 and up. Copy and paste coupon code BLOG0915 when prompted at checkout. (Discount code can only be used once per customer).   Bella Grace Find magic in the ordinary with the latest issue of Bella Grace – filled with page after page of beautifully penned stories and striking photographs […]

Art Journal Inspiration from Guest Artist Ivy Newport

August 28th, 2015

Guest Artist Ivy Newport



A special thank you from Somerset Place to Guest Artist Ivy Newport for providing this amazing art journal spread for today’s blog post. 

Hello there! I’m Ivy Newport and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be sharing with you today a recent art journaling spread that I did.

For me, art journaling is a visual way for me to express myself, experiment and play! Without the pressure or expectation of a finished piece of work this means of creative expression is both relaxing and cathartic.

So let me show you how I did it… Read the rest of this entry »



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A special thank you from Somerset Place to Guest Artist Ivy Newport for providing this amazing art journal spread for today’s blog post.  Hello there! I’m Ivy Newport and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be sharing with you today a recent art journaling spread that I did. For me, art journaling is a visual […]