4 Quick & Stunning Alternatives to Framed Art

If you’ve ever purchased an art print, then perhaps you already know the work that goes into affixing said print to a wall in your home. First, you must frame this piece of paper you already paid money to own. This requires that you either buy a frame,…

If you’ve ever purchased an art print, then perhaps you already know the work that goes into affixing said print to a wall in your home. First, you must frame this piece of paper you already paid money to own. This requires that you either buy a frame, and either you're resourceful enough to frame it yourself, or you hand off your precious cargo to a professional framer who will do the work expertly, but for a considerable price. Next, you need to measure, sometimes level, and definitely hammer at least one nail into the wall to hang your framed art.

If you’re anything like me, you will procrastinate each step of the way, leaving your print lying gathering dust somewhere in your apartment, until you can muster the energy to complete these daunting, and often expensive, tasks.

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6 Super-Relaxing Art Projects to Get Your Creative Flow On

In 1990, psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi coined the term “flow”—the state of happiness we reach when wholly absorbed in an activity. Like a cook chopping onions or a painter filling a blank canvas, time and place drift away. Our internal reel of a…

In 1990, psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi coined the term “flow”—the state of happiness we reach when wholly absorbed in an activity. Like a cook chopping onions or a painter filling a blank canvas, time and place drift away. Our internal reel of anxieties slows to a halt. We might even forget to eat lunch.

If your flow state feels increasingly hard to achieve, take heart: you’re not alone. With news updates and message pings jockeying for our attention, the idea of concentrating on just one thing seems overambitious at best. But just as the most delicious meals usually require some forethought, the path to flow is smoother with a game plan—a few ideas for getting into your creative zone.

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20 Easter Egg Ideas—Because We All Need Something to Look Forward To

Decorating Easter eggs is a quintessential holiday activity—we look forward to it with as much as excitement as we do pumpkin carving in the fall. Whether you want to dye eggs with your whole family or do it as a relaxing solo activity, why not take yo…

Decorating Easter eggs is a quintessential holiday activity—we look forward to it with as much as excitement as we do pumpkin carving in the fall. Whether you want to dye eggs with your whole family or do it as a relaxing solo activity, why not take your Easter decorations to the next level this year?

There are lots of ways you can decorate Easter eggs aside from the traditional, nostalgia-inducing food-coloring kits. Some of the tactics are pretty unexpected and surprising, but all of them yield amazingly unique, beautiful eggs.

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Is This the Most Clever Decorating Tool Ever?

Buying art is thrilling. But that’s where the fun ends for me.

The next step—choosing a frame for the art—is an exercise wrought with agonizing indecision (comparable to when I have to pick, say, between two ridiculously good taquerias). Read More &gt…

Buying art is thrilling. But that’s where the fun ends for me.

The next step—choosing a frame for the art—is an exercise wrought with agonizing indecision (comparable to when I have to pick, say, between two ridiculously good taquerias).

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