"Designs for Democracy is an online exhibit created by the National Archives and Records Administration. The exhibit features drawings, sketches, and pictures that demonstrate the creativity and ingenuity of Americans through history. The exhibit is divided into three sections tracing the development of the United States from its early beginnings through the 20th Century. Each of the three sections contains images in the categories of symbolism, improvements, science and technology, and artistic expression."
And if you want to foster those creative, problem solving skills, the solution isn’t learning to code – it’s learning to paint. Or play an instrument. Or write poetry. Or sculpt. The field doesn’t matter: the key thing is that if you want to foster your own innovative creativity, the best way to do it is to seriously pursue an artistic endeavor.
"One of many things I have learned from being a landscape painter is I have gained a true appreciation of nature and a heightened awareness of nature," says the artist. "More often than not I find we take for granted the beauty that nature provides to us; I feel that the more we can appreciate this beauty -- whether through painting, writing, or just simply observing -- the happier we will be. By studying nature in any way, one starts to see broader themes, such as death and rebirth and the ever-changing cycle of all things, and that we too are a part of this beautiful cycle."
One of the hardest parts of being an artist is courting the seemingly endless barrage of awkward, inappropriate and downright rude comments hurled your way. Whether it's an intended compliment or an ignorant gaffe, some statements about l'arte are better left unsaid.
Meditative images of water and sky the paintings of Louise LeBourgeois offer a place of respite for the distracted and the weary San Franciscos Dolby Chadwick Gallery presents a solo exhibition for notable painter Louise LeBourgeois Towards Horizon
"Pen/Ink and Watercolor of Fort Morgan Storage at the entrance to Mobile Bay in Alabama. One of my favorite things I like to do is draw. I have found this a crucial skill when designing new art piece..."
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Content sponsored by Adobe It's impossible to separate the art of animation from the art of illustration. Just ask Dan Covert and Andre Andreev of Dress Code, the award-winning design agency specializing in motion graphics, video production and stop-motion animation. Since establishing Dress Code in 2007, Dan and Andre have worked across nearly all creative disciplines, from web and print to video and animation. These days, the studio focuses exclusively on motion graphics and live action video and has been