Creative Starter Kits

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Trying something new in the creative realm is always a little uncomfortable. There seems to be this sense that you already need to be "good" at something before you try it, right? Therefore, really biggest challenge we face in the beginning is...“the beginning.” If you have never been to Art school, or perhaps you're considering a new creative medium entirely, ...

How To Look At Art in 8 Steps

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“Art” can feel intimidatingWhen you look at a painting, a sculpture, or an installation, there’s an unspoken understanding that the piece itself is much bigger than what sits there before you. You know that there is some root reason, thought, feeling, or whatever that propelled a piece into existence. But if you haven’t had the chance to sink your teeth ...

Orla Gartland’s Ultimate Lonely People Playlist!

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For all of you Orla Gartland Fans in the UK & US, "TOURLA" is in full swing and it's not too late to get tickets to see Orla live! Here's a link where you can see all of her upcoming concerts dates and buy tickets. (http://www.orlagartland.com/tickets/) Orla Gartland's new EP Lonely People (Available for Download on iTunes Here) has just been released, ...

What is Your Journaling Style?

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So you’re ready to give yourself a 30-day journaling challenge? That is great! Before you load yourself up with a bunch rules, or go off and buy a fancy $20, bound-thingy, we thought we’d give you a few options to work with. Whether you write, draw, sing, or like to talk your head off, we have a mode for you ...

Orla Gartland’s Musical Corner of the Internet

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Orla Gartland just released her second EP, Lonely People. The 20 year-old, quirky, independent musician, sat down to talk with us about music, her creative life, and her upcoming UK/US tour. When I sat down to get to know Orla Gartland a little better via Skype the other day, I had a few assumptions. After listening to her new EP ...

Orla Gartland Bonus Round!

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Orla Gartland is known for her great musical skills...but her fans also love her for her quirky personality. At the tail end of our interview together (which you can check out here), I thought it would be a real shame to not have a little fun together. So...I asked her a handful of questions that were more specific (and silly). ...

The Muppets Magical Moments For Every Emotion

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The Muppet’s fan base has spanned timezones, age, gender, and political affiliations since 1955. It would be difficult to find someone today who doesn’t melt at the thought of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, or Elmo at least a little. It’s safe to make this generalization simply because of how long The Muppets have been a presence in “children’s” pop ...