Making Art Can Change Your Brain for the Better Says Science

New Research Shows that Making Art Helps Improve Brain Functions Painting by Belle Yang It is often said "age before beauty", but a recent study says that creating beauty and art may just help you in aging. According to a recent study conducted in Germany suggests that those that make art on a regular basis are helping different areas of their brain work better together.  The Test A recent study conducted on a newly retired group of people tested people before and after a ten week course where recently retired people aged 62-70 were entered into a group that created art hands on and a group that appreciated and critiqued art. The study ... [More]

Bizarre Facts About The Way We See Colors

Top 5 Reasons Why Colors Are Absolutely Crazy We each probably think of colors as pretty simple. There's red, blue and green and the rest are made from those three right? Well... Our minds conceptions of colors are all crazy. We see such a spectrum of colors that we have only just begun to understand how our eyes see them. So, here at the blogsquad, we'd like to stop and appreciate all that our eyes do to see the world in such beauty and color and present 5 insane facts about the colors we see.  1. Everyone perceives color differently. I'm not just talking about the colorblind people who cant see the number in the circle either: We each... [More]

Artist Confessions - Joe DiGiulio

Artist Confessions feauring abstract artist Joe DiGiulio Recently, professional artist and art instructor Joe DiGiulio sat down with us for the first of what may become many "Artist Confessions" spots! What has Joe been hiding all these years? See what he wants to confess to his fans in this episode of Artist Confessions, and look for Joe's upcoming DVD, "Going Deeper" , featuring glazing techniques in abstract expressionist painting! Also, be sure to check out some of Joe's Free Video Art Lessons and pick up some new techniques. What about you? Do you have any artistic confessions to make, tongue-in-cheek or otherwise? Here's mine: I loathe... [More]

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