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  • Etsymom
    A community for Moms with their own shops on Etsy.

  • Creative Embroidery
    Anyone that enjoys using stitching and embroidery as a tool for fine art. Machine stitching is great, as long as it is free motion and the hand stitching doesn't use someone else's design or pattern. ;)

  • Fabric Postcards
    Join us if you blog or have a website about fabric postcards and other fiber art. Postcards traded and for sale permitted. Quilt sites permitted too as long as there is some postcard content.

  • Trompe L'Oeil Community
    Capture the magic of Trompe L'Oeil! Ideas and inspiration abound in this exquisite book filled with stunning trompe l'oeil work by Yves Lanthier, master muralist for celebrities and owners of some of the most magnificent private estates in south Florida. If you are an artist or have an art related site, you may submit your URL.:
     
    ~ " Works of Art / Trompe L'oeil / Murals & Paintings. " ~ Trompe L'Oeil, stenciling, Murals Seminars & Worksops Author of "The Art Of

  • Creative Glass Guild of Etsy
    This is the blog community for the Creative Glass Guild of Etsy, a non-juried glass group that is open to everyone who uses glass as their medium.

  • SoulCollage
    Join with others who work with the SoulCollage® process as developed by Seena B. Frost, M. Div., M.A., author of the book SoulCollage® an intuitive collage process for individuals and groups. All websites and bloggers are welcome who offer SoulCollage images and writings. Sites with --only-- lists of links. Items for sale or plagiarized material will not be allowed. The Principles of SoulCollage® can be viewed online at http://www.soulcollage.com

  • Members of the Embroiderers' Guild community
    Open to all bloggers who are members of the UK Embroiderers' Guild. Member blogs can include all kinds of embroidery, stitch, needlecraft, textile arts or whatever you do. Our purpose is to celebrate and share the diverse skills and creative work of Embroiderers' Guild Members everywhere. http://www.embroiderersguild.com

  • Loose Ends
    A community for textile artists and friends, by invitation only.

  • VASTforEtsy Members
    For members of VAST - Visual Artists Street Team on Etsy. http://www.finefolkartfrenzy.com/VAST.html

  • PhotoImpact Users Community
    This community is for PhotoImpact Users to discover their fellow PhotoImpact users' web pages. Please download the graphic and upload it to your server. You will be sent the code via email.

  • Painting Every Day!
    This is a community for Daily (or almost daily) painters. A place to connect and share our insights and inspirations!

  • PFW_Community
    Linking together Puffineer's Friendship Walls.

  • LArtisans Member Blogs
    This Community features the professional and personal blogs of LouisianArtisans, an Etsy Team. Member artists include painters, sculptors, jewelry designers, candle makers, paper crafters, clothing designers and much, much more.

  • CommunitySurf: Fibro+ Fiber Artists
    Community of fiber artists who are not defined by our disorders, but defy our disorders. We choose fiber art as one means of an outlet or therapy or means of income to do so. Joining our community helps each other to know we are "safe" to discuss how we feel with each other. No spamming is allowed, however by joining our community you do allow yourself to be contacted by members or fellow artists. You may also join: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fibro_fiberartists

  • the French art gallery in Normandy near Honfleur
    The French art gallery in le havre pres Honfleur, Normandy, France depuis 1949. Buys and sells art work, modern art, contemporary art, sculpture, lithographies, gravures, estampes

  • Murals
    MuralMax is a South Florida based company, Specializing in Custom hand Painted Murals. This Community is for all Artists worldwide, and is designed to bcommunity the art community together. The purpose of the Community is so Artists may share there thoughts and post there Website.

  • Fairy mushroom community
    The Fairy village community for all fairy lovers

  • Contemporary fine art prints on canvas
    Drasko Klikovac, a European-born, American contemporary artist of mystery lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida selling prints on canvas, known as giclees, made from original figurative and contemporary art of his own. http://www.klikovacart.com

  • SoulCollage
    Join with others who work with the SoulCollage® process as developed by Seena B. Frost, M. Div., M.A., author of the book SoulCollage® an intuitive collage process for individuals and groups. All websites and bloggers are welcome who offer SoulCollage images and writings. Sites with --only-- lists of links. Items for sale or plagiarized material will not be allowed. The Principles of SoulCollage® can be viewed online at http://www.soulcollage.com

  • The Digital Painters Community
    This community is for all artists that paint with computer software. Your paintings or art can include all styles ranging from abstract to landscapes. God Bless you all.

  • Ambient Treasures
    Read, Write, reply, & Explore! An ethos of Poetry, Prose, Legends & tales. We also promote the visual arts; web design, psp, painting, sculpting, and YOUR PERSONAL ART BUSINESS, etc, basically this is an Art show case! So come and explore and show off your talents & even your (art related) business, community & websites! This is a true multicultural Fusion of Original Innovations within the Premier Of Calibers! Raciest, or hate, or negitive Not accepted. Only site created with good taste! Join Our WEBRING Today!

  • Surf Metal casting Community
    Melting metal and poucommunity it into artistic or useful shapes has become a fascinating hobby for many people. Surf this community if you would like to learn more about how this is done and to see work people have created.

  • 3D & 2D Visual Media - Graphics Community
    Take a virtual tour of the best Computer Graphics sites on the Web with The 3D Graphics Community. All sites with 3d & 2D art, 3d models, 3d & 2D graphics software, 3d and 2D Graphics Tutorials are welcome to join the community.

  • Creative Visions Unlimited Crafters
    This is a circle of friends and family, in person or online, who enjoy creating with their hands.

  • Quilted art and mixed media
    Art quilters, any 3-layer media making art

  • Fibre Art Friends
    With two stores in Edmonton, we meet your needs for fibre art, embellishment and quilting needs! Over 4000 bolts of 100% cotton fabric will energize your quilting needs! We have the latest in books, patterns, classes, clubs, embellishments and more!

  • The World of Visual Arts

     

    Art is the procedure or creation of intentionally and imaginatively arranging the elements in a manner that plea to the senses or emotions. In its narrow sense, the word art most often refers specifically to visual arts, comprising media like sculpture, painting, and printmaking. However, the arts may also encompass a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including music and literature. Aesthetics is the branch of philosophy which studies art.

     

    Traditionally, the term art was utilized to refer to any mastery or skill. This notion changed in the Romantic period, when art came to be seen as a special faculty of the human mind to be classified with religion and science. Generally, art is a human activity, prepared with the purpose of inspiring emotions and thoughts. Beyond this explanation, there is not any universal agreed-upon meaning of art.

     

    The evaluation and definition of the art has turn out to be particularly difficult as the 20th century. Richard Wollheim differentiates 3 approaches: Realist, whereby aesthetic excellence is a complete value sovereign of any individual view; Objectivist, whereby also is an absolute value, but is dependent on general human experience; as well as the Relativist location, whereby it is not a supreme value, but depends on, and varies with, the human experience of different humans. An object might be portrayed by the goals, or need thereof, of its creator, in spite of of its obvious reason. A cup that ostensibly could be used as a container, may be considered art if intended solely as an ornament, whilst a painting might be considered craft if mass produced.

     

    Visual art is defined as the arrangement of colors, forms, or other elements "in a manner that affects the sense of beauty, specifically the production of the beautiful in a graphic or plastic medium". Nature of the art has been illustrated by Wollheim as the most indefinable of traditional problems of human culture". It has been defined as a vehicle for the expression or communication of emotions and ideas, a means for appreciating and exploring official fundamentals for their personal sake, as well as as memesis or depiction. Leo Tolstoy recognized art as the utilization of indirect way to converse from each other. Benedetto Croce as well as R.G. Collingwood highly developed the idealist vision that the art expresses emotions, as well as that the art work therefore fundamentally exists in mind of the maker. The theory of art as form has its roots in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, plus was established in early 20th century by Clive Bell and Roger Fry.  Art as mimesis or representation has deep roots in the philosophy of Aristotle.

     

    The most common usage of the word "art," which rose to prominence after 1750, is well understood to signify the skill used to create an aesthetic outcome. It can also be defined as the use of ability and thoughts in the formation of aesthetic environments, objects or experiences that can be shared with others.

     

        


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