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Inspiring Digital Art

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I am a mother, educator, and neophyte artist; dabbling in mixed media and collage. My artistic journeys find me immersed in imagery and design constantly and I have had the pleasure of discovering so many fresh and contemporary artists and image makers along the way. I am writing to introduce you and other favorite artists of mine, to an impressive new digital art program; Segmation (www.segmation.com). It is my hope and genuine desire to see a happy partnership evolve.www.segmation.com

Segmation digital color by number is a relatively new program and is a small, upstart family business. They call this “the art of peaceful imaging” and it truly is a Zen experience for all ages. I initially purchased the affordable program this last fall and use it daily. I enjoy it to unwind after a busy day with work and family pressures. My five year old just loves it! Recently, I have begun to take it into preschool with me several times a week and my three and four years olds are growing more proficient with number recognition (and taking turns) every day. The privilege of my laptop in the classroom is also advancing their technology and fine motor skills. The program is also available for your iPad or iPhone, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/segplay-mobile/id395127581, and, thus, convenient for the kids on road trips and waiting rooms.

There are so many great features in the Segmation program! Different setting allow you to switch modes and play one number at a time or without any numbers at all in case one would like to choose where to place color. You can reset each picture to begin again, so the children tend not to fight if the one they wanted has been taken over by a classmate or sibling. My favorite feature, though, is the direct link that takes you to a shop with a fairly abundant selection of art to please any palette. The Classics are available, such as Vincent van Gogh, Michelangelo, Albrecht Durer, Rubens, and Manet. More modern works are offered, like Paul Klee or Gustav Klimt.

There are fun holiday packs and gorgeous scenic photography offered, too. I feel that all I am missing, as a customer, is the availability of fun and funky illustrations more representative of today’s art movements and attractive to a broader range of youth and young adult tastes.

Thank you for allowing me to introduce to you Beth Feldman (beth@segmation.com) and Segmation, http://www.segmation.com. I hope you will give consideration to many wonderful future collaborations with this excellent educational company!

Sincerely:

Jill, Lansing, MI

If you enjoyed this Segmation blog post, you will also like:

— The Expressive Vincent van Gogh
https://segmation.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/the-expressive-vincent-van-gogh-2/

— Colors Change What is Beautiful
https://segmation.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/colors-change-what-is-beautiful/

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Take a Painting Holiday

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Lavender fields of Provence… Rolling hills in Tuscany… These are landscapes that have inspired artists throughout the centuries. If you’ve ever dreamed of standing in a wheat field with an easel and capturing the golden hues of a country sunset like van Gogh, or painting an explosion of red poppies spread across a peaceful pasture like Monet, then you can follow in the footsteps of your favorite artists by treating yourself to a painting holiday.

Painting holidays are growing in popularity amongst professional artists and Sunday painters alike. They offer the unique opportunity to travel, create art, and immerse yourself in a foreign culture. Painting holidays are the perfect opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life and rejuvenate your passion for making art, all under the professional supervision of an instructor.

A painting holiday not only provides you with the time and space for making art – it also provides countless other benefits as well: experiencing other cultures, socializing with other artists, and receiving teacher supervision and support. Your hosts will be knowledgeable about the area and usually take you on outings to the market and to cafe and restaurants, so that you can get a taste for local life.

Most people go on organized painting holidays so they can be part of a group and interact with others. More independently-minded artists and travelers can also choose to create their own painting holidays. Some art centers in France and Italy offer self-directed artist retreats, where for a fee you receive room and board as well as studio space.

Although the most popular painting holidays take place in the French or Italian countryside, you can find painting holidays in nearly every country in the world, from England to Kenya. If you get tired of painting alone in your studio, consider taking a painting holiday!